Wheat rescued from fungal disease
- Biology, MedicineNature Biotechnology
Knockout of all six alleles of a gene in the large wheat genome confers resistance to powdery mildew.
Regulatory uncertainty over genome editing.
- BiologyNature plants
Genome editing opens up opportunities for the precise and rapid alteration of crops to boost yields, protect against pests and diseases and enhance nutrient content, according to the European Commission.
Precision Genome Engineering and Agriculture: Opportunities and Regulatory Challenges
- Biology, MedicinePLoS biology
New techniques make it possible to precisely edit plant genomic DNA, providing opportunities to create crop varieties that will help meet the challenges facing agriculture, including an expanding world population and environmental change.
De Novo Domestication: An Alternative Route toward New Crops for the Future.
- EconomicsMolecular plant
Crop biotechnology: a pivotal moment for global acceptance
It is concluded that educating and informing the public to combat misperception, and implementing review of regulatory guidelines based on decades of experience can help to realize the benefits of GE for food security, human well-being, and ecological sustainability.
Strategies to enable the adoption of animal biotechnology to sustainably improve global food safety and security
- BiologyTransgenic Research
This report aims to identify the main barriers to the adoption of animal biotechnology, tactics for navigating those barriers, strategies to improve public perception and trust, and actions for governments and trade organizations including the OECD to harmonize regulations and trade agreements.
Genetically modified (GM) crops: European and transatlantic divisions.
- BiologyMolecular plant pathology
Thirty years later, it is instructive to look back at the application of such technology and, in particular, to assess the present and future commercial status of genetically modified (GM) crops.
Targeted genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9: Applications in fruit quality and stress resilience
New GMO regulations for old: Determining a new future for EU crop biotechnology.
- BiologyGM crops & food
Current EU GMO regulations are subjected to a point-by point analysis to determine their suitability for agriculture in modern Europe and suggestions for possible new regulations for genome editing and New Breeding Techniques are made.