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New BSPB Chief Executive Urges Peers to Back Precision Breeding Amendment in Agriculture Bill

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) is urging members of the House of Lords to support an amendment to the Agriculture Bill which...

CRISPR Enables One-Step Hybrid Seed Production in Crops

Crop hybrid technologies have contributed to the significant yield improvement worldwide in the past decades. However, designing and maintaining a hybrid production line has...

‘We Urgently Need a Renewed Public Debate About New Breeding Technologies’

Plant breeding has considerably increased agricultural yields in recent decades and thus made a major contribution to combating global hunger and poverty. At the...

20 Benefits from Agricultural Genome Editing

It is often easy for anti-technology, anti-corporate activists to paint their own picture of reality, especially when it comes to the lucrative business of...

Saving EU’s Competitiveness: Why CRISPR is so Incredibly Necessary!

Cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a tough nut to crack in terms of plant breeding. It is a tetraploid crop, which means it has...

A European Citizens’ Initiative on Plant Breeding Innovation

We have seen the result of young people taking initiative: whether battling climate change or taking on human rights, there is no doubt that...

Crops Matter: A Policy Masterclass on NPBTs

Last year, when the European Court of Justice passed a ruling relegating most new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) to the 2001 GMO Directive (Directive...

US Hosting CRISPRcon

In less than three weeks, CRISPRcon: Conversations on Science, Society & the Future of Gene Editing will host its first regional event to discuss societal...

Use of CRISPR-Cas9 Revealed OsCAF1 Influences Chloroplast Development in Rice

The chloroplast splicing and ribosome maturation (CRM) domain proteins have functions in the splicing of chloroplast gene introns. Several CRM domain proteins have been...

CRISPR-Cas9 Used in Mutagenesis of Soybean Seed Storage Protein Genes

CRISPR-Cas9 was used for the mutagenesis of seed storage protein genes in soybean as reported by Western University scientist Chenlong Li and colleagues in...