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CRISPR bacon: Disease-resistant pigs could save pork producers billions of dollars annually

Chinese scientists have produced a pig species that can resist three major infectious diseases plaguing the animal using gene-editing technology, ...
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Gene-edited, blight-resistant rice approved by USDA, Colombian regulators

The Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have approved a genetically edited rice resistant ...
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Could genetically engineered, nitrogen-fixing crops replace polluting synthetic fertilizers?

Everyone has heard of the nutrient, nitrogen, but why is it important to plants? It's a key ingredient in proteins, ...
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Promoting CRISPR crops at the expense of GMOs is short-sighted when we need both

With an ever-growing CRISPR genome-editing toolbox, scientists are creating crops that can resist diseases and pests, withstand global warming, and ...
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Can gene-edited crops be ‘detected’? Claims by Greenpeace and anti-biotech activists dismissed by safety officials, scientists

A joint report by several NGOs caused a stir on September 7th by claiming that [gene editing] was now detectable ...
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Hangover free wine? CRISPR gene editing could produce new varietals and disease-resistant grapes

Gene editing offers a new tool for wine grape growers, who have for decades grappled with troublesome pests, high pesticide ...
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Relaxed gene-edited crop rules will give farmers more chemical-free pest control tools, EPA says

Developers of genetically engineered crops would have an easier time getting their products onto the US market under a proposed ...
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Viewpoint: UN’s ‘hand-in-glove’ alliance with anti-pesticide groups cripples response to Africa’s ravenous locust swarms

In a year devastated by locust plagues, the COVID-19 pandemic, and massive flooding that displaced over a hundred thousand people ...
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CRISPR for cannabis: Gene-edited, disease-resistant marijuana poised for 2021 debut

Israeli startup CanBreed said it has reached a licensing agreement to use gene editing tools to provide cannabis growers with ...
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USDA approves first ever CRISPR-edited petunia

The research team led by professor Geung-Ju Lee of Chungnam National University and Toolgen announced that the new variety of ...
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EPA may relax rules on some pest-resistant crops to promote ‘science-based’ regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to exempt from its regulation some biotech crops that are genetically engineered to be ...
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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: ‘Onerous’ regulations exacerbate consumer fear of gene-edited crops

....[T]he use of genetic engineering and gene editing to develop new crop varieties is well understood by the scientific community ...
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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: Mapping Humanity—How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalized medicine, and our identities

Innovations in genetics are already changing our lives for the better, and will continue to do so. Using gene-editing technology, ...
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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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Video: Debating Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork Green Deal—Sustainable agriculture or recipe for disaster?

One of the unpleasant lessons of the COVID pandemic is how little prepared we’ve been for an event that was, ...
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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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Genetic puzzle: How mice can be modified to help in the race to develop coronavirus therapies

For more than three decades Michael Koob has been working out complicated puzzles using the tools of molecular biology and genetics ...
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4,000 US babies are born with mitochondrial diseases. That could be fixed by a new form of gene editing

With the first experiments to use CRISPR in people underway, the gene-editing technique is showing promising signs in a few ...
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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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Europe’s young farmers want to use latest sustainability tools—including gene editing

Young farmers’ organization, the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), took a generally positive but cautious view on the Commission’s ...
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Viewpoint: Calling gene-edited crops ‘natural’ won’t dispel public skepticism. Here’s a better way to build trust in CRISPR

What determines whether a genetically modified vegetable or fruit is natural? ...
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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 ...