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January 29th, 2016 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

thumb.aspxNext-generation precision gene editing biotechnologies like CRISPR-Cas9 and RNAi are more efficient ways to engineer variants for crops, medicine, biofuel and other uses. Publications like Genetic Engineering News have hailed these innovations as “the Next Magic Bullet,” largely because they do not involve the introduction of so-called “foreign genes” — genes from one species transferred into another, which has been the central source of concern voiced by many GMO opponents. Read more