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Chile poised to tackle food shortages and climate change with ‘Golden Apple’ and other CRISPR-edited crops

Chile’s intense political unrest exacerbated by months of COVID-19 quarantine has temporarily overshadowed a relentless environmental, farming crisis: an intense ...
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Engineering rice plant roots increases crop yields in salty soil, study shows

Genetically improving the root system architectures of plants is an effective strategy for developing climate-resilient crops. In this study, we ...
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USDA approves gene-edited mustard greens with improved flavor profile

CRISPR-focused produce startup Pairwise got approval in mid-August from the USDA for their gene-edited version of Brassica juncea, more commonly ...
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What does a gene edited squid look like?

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to eliminate a gene in embryos of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii, which ...
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CRISPR cows could boost sustainable meat production, but regulations and wary consumers stand in the way

When Ralph Fisher, a Texas cattle rancher, set eyes on one of the world’s first cloned calves in August 1999, he ...
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CRISPR crop development proceeds rapidly, but ‘bottlenecks’ limit promise

Since its discovery as a bacterial adaptive immune system and its development for genome editing in eukaryotes, the clustered regularly ...
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CRISPR-edited canola slated for 2021 field trials, moving crop closer to commercialization

Yield10 Bioscience....announced [August 17] that it has obtained a positive response from USDA-APHIS’s Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) for its CRISPR ...
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Viewpoint: Europe can’t produce enough food if it cuts use of farm chemicals but opposes gene editing

Europe is asking its farmers to use fewer pesticides and less fertilizer, while still producing the same amount of food ...
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Video: What are the risks and benefits of animal gene editing?

University of California – Davis’ Alison Van Eenennaam answers questions on genome editing. Van Eenennaam discusses her research on hornless ...
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CRISPR gene drives could eliminate many vector-driven pests and diseases, but challenges remain

A functioning gene drive system could fundamentally change our strategies for the control of vector-borne diseases by facilitating rapid dissemination ...
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Just 7 years old, CRISPR gene editing is making food more nutritious and battling COVID

Just seven years ago, the Broad Institute’s Feng Zhang, PhD, and Harvard geneticist George Church, PhD, separately demonstrated that in ...
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Podcast: Global population crash; Pesticide bans backfire; beef producing CRISPR male cows

CRISPR could enable farmers to produce more beef from fewer cattle, boosting farm sustainability. Lawsuits designed to get pesticides and ...
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Disability advocacy community both scared and excited about CRISPR gene editing

While still highly theoretical when it comes to eliminating disabilities, gene editing has drawn the attention of the disability community ...
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Gene-edited crops that ‘communicate with environment’ could launch next green revolution

Researchers at the Institute of Network Biology in Germany and their colleagues .... published a study in Nature showing that ...
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132 research institutes press Europe to embrace CRISPR crops

The European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE) network and its members from 132 European research institutes and associations urge ...
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Gene-editing amendment to UK agriculture bill withdrawn, delaying farmer access to CRISPR crops

An amendment tabled in the new UK agriculture bill, designed to allow access to new gene-editing technology, has been withdrawn ...
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UK anti-GMO groups aim to block relaxed CRISPR crop rules gaining bipartisan support in Parliament

A new Agriculture Bill​​ is making its way through the UK Parliament, and an amendment has been tabled that would ...
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Agriculture industry risks PR disaster if it doesn’t educate the public about CRISPR

Gene-editing experts claim that the technology has the potential to make some foods more nutritious without increasing costs and can ...
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Nanotechnology helps farmers battle drought, pests but GMO rules could slow adoption

Agriculture is responsible for 75% of global deforestation, 70% of water consumption and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. The expected ...
More meat with less environmental impact? CRISPR and one gene change could improve the sustainability of beef production

More meat with less environmental impact? CRISPR and one gene change could improve the sustainability of beef production

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an ...
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When CRISPR gene editing falls short: ‘Base editing’ might treat disorders on the maternal line in mitochondrial DNA

[A] technique — which builds on a super-precise version of gene editing called base editing — could allow researchers to ...
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CRISPR could yield cyanide-free cassava, helping protect health of a billion people

“Roughly a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a source of calories, including around 40 percent of ...
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Podcast: Homeopathic ‘drug’ passes peer review; EU: GMO crops bad, GMO medicine good; Wine industry wants CRISPR

Research validating a homeopathic 'drug' for erectile function was published in a peer-reviewed science journal. Europe's Green Party opposes genetic ...
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Pesticide fears spark winegrower interest in CRISPR-edited, disease-resistant grapes

According to a study conducted in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wine grapes were first domesticated around 8000 ...
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Rare genetic disorder homocystinuria can cause strokes, seizures and death. A ‘genetic glitch’ in blind cavefish offers hope for a treatment

The discovery of a gene behind the absence of eyes in Mexican cavefish may suggest a new way to treat ...
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Support for crop gene editing in UK, Europe grows as legislators aim to expand sustainable farming

Asked about the potential for biotech and gene editing in the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), the EU’s new flagship ...
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