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Plant Breeding Innovation

‘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...

CRISPRy and Crunchy: CRISPR Advent Calendar Provides Info Bites To Explain Genome Editing Applications In Plants

CRISPRy and crunchy: CRISPR Advent calendar provides info bites to explain genome editing applications in plants CRISPR/Cas is one of several genome editing techniques that...

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...

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...

The EU GMO Directive is No Longer Fit for Purpose

Will the new EU Commissions’ “Farm to Fork Strategy” on sustainable food embrace plant breeding innovation? After the ruling of the European Court of...

A Science Charter for a Precautionary Europe

The last five years in the European Parliament were dark years for science. With anti-vaxxers and chemophobes using the Parliament to run anti-industry campaigns,...

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...