Tag: CRISPR

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers tweak yeast genes to better tolerate pretreatment

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers tweak yeast genes to better tolerate pretreatment

August 13, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and several Department of Energy laboratories have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals. They published their findings recently in the journal Genetics. The researchers used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to alter a strain of an ionic liquid-susceptible […]

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Monsanto lands license for new CRISPR System

Monsanto lands license for new CRISPR System

January 8, 2017 |

In Missouri, Monsanto has reached a new global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of the novel CRISPR-Cpf1 genome-editing technology in agriculture. The CRISPR-Cpf1 system represents an exciting advance in genome-editing technology, because it has potential to be a simpler and more precise tool for making targeted improvements […]

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Winter is Not Coming: Pushing back the Frost Wall for more food, more fuel, more money, more everything

Winter is Not Coming: Pushing back the Frost Wall for more food, more fuel, more money, more everything

December 5, 2016 |

Winter barley and early tomatoes may sound like a dull foundation upon which to further a revolution in agriculture — but then again, the Spanish hardly developed California in two centuries of sovereignty because they couldn’t see the point. As Master Po said in Kung Fu, “Because a man can see, he does not look.” […]

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