My latest at Genetic Literacy Project: Experts criticize EU court's ruling on gene editing

July 27, 2018

 

"Gene editing already has yielded a variety of scientific and economic benefits. Researchers have used CRISPR-Cas9, for example, to boost yields, fight common plant diseases and engineer crops that can withstand the withering effects of climate change.

 

In fact, the technology is developing so quickly that scientists may soon be able to produce customized seeds for farmers based on the environmental conditions around their farms. These are significant develops in agriculture, and Europe is now risking missing out on them."

 

Read the rest: Science setback? What’s next now that European court rules gene-edited crops are GMOs?

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