Viewpoint: Growing GMO crops provides 4 major health benefits you probably didn’t know about | Genetic Literacy Project

While the application of agricultural chemicals is highly mechanized in industrial countries, the same cannot be said for developing countries, where most
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World’s favorite banana faces extinction. Are GMOs, CRISPR the final hope? | Genetic Literacy Project

The race to engineer the next-generation banana is on. The Colombian government confirmed that a banana-killing fungus has invaded the Americas — the
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Podcast: A brief history of CRISPR gene-editing—and how it could change our food supply | Genetic Literacy Project

Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided
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Fear of CRISPR-edited crops driven by ‘socio-political factors,’ not science, biotech experts say | Genetic Literacy Project

It should come as no surprise that innovation is linked to uncertainty, especially when its effects are wide-ranging and can be difficult to quantify, as
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Cloning tool spots ‘foreign DNA,’ minimizes off-target changes with CRISPR gene editing | Genetic Literacy Project

Researchers from Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and Durham University in the UK developed a tried and tested cloning system for genome editing
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Bacterial gene found in CRISPR-edited cow DNA raises new regulatory hurdles for animal gene editing | Genetic Literacy Project

They were the poster animals for the gene-editing revolution, appearing in story after story. By adding just a few letters of DNA to the genomes of dairy
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CRISPR gene editing speeds efforts to breed disease-resistant wheat, cut nitrogen pollution | Genetic Literacy Project

Researchers from around the globe gathered in Saskatoon , focused on making wheat more efficient and sustainable using the latest in breeders’ tools. …
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CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy? | Genetic Literacy Project

The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist obstacles encountered by GMOs.
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