CRISPR & # 39; d Crops
Jennifer Doudna, one of the co-inventors of CRISPR, believes she knows which application will be the first to affect the mainstream for the powerful gene-editing tool – and has nothing to cure diseases or create designer babies.
"I think that in the next five years, the most profound thing we will see in terms of the impact of CRISPR on people's everyday lives is the agricultural sector," said Doudna  Business Insider – and These CRISPR cultures have the potential to alleviate problems ranging from hunger to obesity.
First, let's get this out of the way: Genetically modified crops are very different from the controversial genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
While genetic modification involves mixing and balancing genes from different organisms ̵
The difference between the two is so deep that the US Department of Agriculture announced in March 2018 that it would not make any further regulations on gene requirements – far more than GMOs.
We have already seen several examples of researchers who have used CRISPR to give crops positive traits – they have engineered tomato crops to ensure higher crop yields, prevent fungus browning, and soybeans to produce to prevent trans fat.
Just these three examples show CRISPR's potential to deliver more nutrition that lasts longer and is healthier than what we currently have – and if Doudna is right, we might see these overloaded foods and others will soon be on our plates ,
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