South Korea's First Genome Edited Petunia Approved in the U.S.September 2, 2020
The research team led by professor Geung-Ju Lee of Chungnam National University and Toolgen announced that the new variety of petunia co-developed with CRISPR genome editing technology has been determined as non-GMO by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The decision was released under the "Am I Regulated?" program of the USDA. The program is designed to verify the presence of GMOs for crops developed with new breeding techniques such as CRISPR technology. The genome-edited petunia developed in South Korea is the first genome-edited petunia approved by the USDA.
"We have succeeded in developing a new breed of petunia in pale pinky-purple color for the first time in the world by introducing CRISPR system," said professor Geung-Ju Lee. "Through the Research Center for Animal and Plant Genome Editing established by Chungnam National University and Toolgen, we plan to promote the development of new high-value-added genome editing variety crops and jointly respond to domestic regulatory issues."
For more details, read the article in Hankyung (in Korean).
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