Biotech Updates

CRISPR Can Speed up Nature and Change How We Grow Food

July 18, 2018

Zachary Lippman, a plant biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York with an expertise in genetics and development, shares about the wonders of gene editing in the August 2018 issue of Wired.

Dr. Lippman explains how Jointless tomatoes were developed through gene editing. "We can now use Crispr to go in and directly target that gene for the molecular scissors to cut, which leads to a mutation," ­Lippman said. Read more from Wired.