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Europe’s Gene Editing Regulation Exposes the Messy Relationship Between Science and Politics

John van der Oost has a bone to pick with Europe. Van der Oost is a microbiologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research in the late 1990s contributed to the development of the CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology which, among other gene editing tools, has the potential to produce climate-resilient crops to curing genetic diseases in humans to other genomic modifications in both people and animals.

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Farm Sense: Biology Breakthroughs Exploding

There’s no more dire story in agriculture than the fight against citrus greening in Florida. Once the nation’s largest citrus industry, the state has seen production fall by more than 70 percent. Millions of dollars in research money has been spent looking for a solution and just last month a[…]

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