Tag: gene editing

Calyxt licenses new tech for greater efficiency in gene edited plants

Calyxt licenses new tech for greater efficiency in gene edited plants

April 12, 2020 |

In Minnesota, Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, licensed a new method to help increase plant gene editing efficiency from the University of Minnesota. The method has the potential to reduce the time needed to edit plants from approximately one year to several months. This new technology could help Calyxt bring consumer-desired products, like better […]

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World’s first release of genetically engineered moth could herald new era of crop protection

World’s first release of genetically engineered moth could herald new era of crop protection

February 1, 2020 |

In New York, a Cornell University study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it paves the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control. The diamondback moth, also known as Plutella xylostella, is highly damaging to brassica crops such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and […]

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TechAccel Invests in Solving Global Food Crisis

TechAccel Invests in Solving Global Food Crisis

July 15, 2017 |

In Missouri, tech and venture development company TechAccel now has five equity investments and engaged science advancement projects in the works at 20 affiliated research universities in the U.S. and internationally that are focused on finding solutions to the world’s growing food needs. The projects focus on agriculture and animal health issues including RNA interference […]

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Biotech’s biggest breakthrough: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to CRISPR and Caribou Biosystems

Biotech’s biggest breakthrough: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to CRISPR and Caribou Biosystems

November 23, 2016 |

Caribou Biosciences provides solutions for cellular engineering and analysis based on the CRISPR-Cas9 technology for gene editing — a technique where DNA is inserted, replaced, or removed from a genome using artificially engineered nucleases. It’s been arguably the hottest advance in biotech, ever — and Caribou has been raising monster venture rounds as it turns this […]

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