Farmers have tinkered with crop genomes for thousands of years, slowly improving crop traits and meticulously saving seeds to propagate cultivars the next season. In the 1950s, governments worldwide attempted to find significant, peaceful uses for their atomic energy programs after World War II, and to bring atomic energy and experimentation into the lives of […]
Scientists have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that he’ll produce more male offspring.
Breeding technologies, such as gene editing and synthetic biology, offer tools for developing crops that can withstand climate change impacts.
A Minnesota pork producer will get the chance to share why gene editing is crucial to the industry during an ethics panel at CRISPRcon. Randy Spronk will represent the farm perspective at the event June 4-5, in Boston. Through speakers, panels, and interactive discussions, CRISPRcon offers a forum for gene editing stakeholders to share ideas, […]
True to its name, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2018 kicked off Monday by showcasing some of today’s most innovative ideas, all the way from the gene level to disruptive changes to the future of food and how we produce it. Bill Northey, under secretary at the United States Department of Agriculture, explored how government […]
Monsanto and ToolGen, a biotechnology company specializing in genome editing, have reached a global licensing agreement for the use of ToolGen’s CRISPR technology platform to develop agricultural products. ToolGen is an early pioneer in gene editing research. The license provides Monsanto with access to ToolGen’s comprehensive suite of CRISPR intellectual property for use in plants. […]
Monsanto will have access to an updated genome-editing technology after signing a global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of CRISPR-Cpf1 in agriculture. The CRISPR-Cpf1 system has potential to be a simpler and more precise tool for making targeted improvements in a cell’s DNA when compared to the […]
A genome-editing technology that revolutionized the food science industry when it came out on the market in 2012 will now be part of Monsanto’s R&D. The leading global seed supplier recently announced that they grabbed the global licensing rights for the use of the CRISPR-Cas genome-editing technology in agriculture with the Broad Institute of MIT and […]