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CRISPR Plants are on the Way—But Gene-Edited Animals Face More Barriers

GMO crops have extra layers of government regulation beyond what “conventionally” bred plants have to deal with.

 

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Lab Approaches Crop Protection Like Cybersecurity

Plants feed us. Without them we’re goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modification by selective breeding, humans have developed the crops that keep us alive. We have large kernels of grains, plump fruits and nutritious, toxin-free vegetables.   Read more

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