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Crop Biotech Update

Plant Genome Editing Database (PGED) Goes Live

November 7, 2018
The number of publications about CRISPR and plants edited using the gene editing technology is continuously growing. Thus, researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute in New York built a platform to track plants that have been edited using CRISPR through the Plant Genome Editing Database, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. 

The database currently houses extensive information on gene-edited tomato, including details on genes edited using CRISPR, the name of the project, details of the transformation experiment, transformed plant variety, DNA construct used, guide RNA sequence and primers used to characterize the resulting mutations, and details about the edited plant line, such as altered sequence, zygosity, and phenotype. The database invites users to submit their own data by providing complete information about the edited plant. A comprehensive user's guide and news about CRISPR are also included in the website. 

For more information, visit the database at Plant Genome Editing Database.