Tag Archives: Gene editing

Gene-edited crops: expert Q+A on what field trials could mean for the future of food

Attasit Saentep/Shutterstock Guy Poppy, University of Southampton Firmly outside the EU, where regulations are considered tighter, the UK government plans to revise regulations on gene editing in agriculture in England, enabling field trials of crops which have had their DNA spliced to accentuate particular qualities, like resistance to disease or drought. This will be followed by a broader review of …

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Nobel Prize for CRISPR honors two great scientists – and leaves out many others

CRISPR enables editing DNA with unprecedented precision. wildpixel/iStock via Getty Images

CRISPR enables editing DNA with unprecedented precision. wildpixel/iStock via Getty Images Marc Zimmer, Connecticut College The gene-editing technique CRISPR earned the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Recognition of this amazing breakthrough technology is well deserved. But each Nobel Prize can be awarded to no more than three people, and that’s where this year’s prize gets really interesting. The decision to …

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