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How Crispr might change crops

An article in Wired explains the implications for agriculture of the gene-editing tool Crispr, which can be used to edit the DNA of living cells at specific points in the genome. Potential applications include removing swollen joints from tomato stems, which can puncture the fruit.

Read the full story here. See also the Foodsource resource How far could changes in production practices reduce GHG emissions? and also Jess Finch’s blog post, Genome editing technique: CRISPR-Cas9 and its role in agriculture.

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