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Plant geneticists develop a new application of CRISPR to break yield barriers in crops

September 14, 2017

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Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have harnessed the untapped power of genome editing to improve agricultural crops. In tomato, they have mobilized CRISPR to rapidly generate variants of the plant displaying a continuum of three agriculturally important traits: fruit size, branching architecture and overall plant shape. All are major components in determining yield. The method is designed to work in all food, feed, and fuel crops.Full Story

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