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Crop Biotech Update

Gene Editing Technology Used to Modify Traits in Corn

March 10, 2021

The Biotechnology Center of Beijing Origin Seed, Ltd., a subsidiary of Origin Agritech, and leading universities and research institutions have announced their successful work in using gene editing technology to modify traits in corn. Such traits include reducing plant height and increasing growth period and chloroplast content.

Dr. Gengchen Han, Origin's Chairman, said, "We are very excited by the possibilities the gene editing technology may bring us. The ability to create new crop traits ideally positions us to capitalize on the broader industry trend of GMO acceptance in China."

For more details, read the news release from Origin Agritech.

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