Barley being sprayed in spring© FLPA/Rex Shutterstock
Mildew-resistant varieties of barley are a step closer following the successful use of the latest gene editing technology as in research published today. The findings by researchers at the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury’s Laboratory show that CRISPR gene-editing technology can be successfully used to make targeted changes to specific genes in two UK crops, a broccoli-like brassica and barley. The approach involves making a cut in the plant’s DNA and then the changes to the sequence are made by […]
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