Gene Editing Resource

Gene editing is one of the new breeding techniques that allow scientists to improve the characteristics of living organisms, including plants, animals, and bacteria. The technologies used for gene editing work like scissors, cutting the DNA in a specific location, then remove, add, or replace known DNA sequences where the cut was made. The most used technologies in gene editing are clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), and homing endonucleases or meganucleases.

ISAAA monitors the advances in gene editing and their implications in food and agriculture. Articles based on peer-reviewed journals are published every week in the Crop Biotech Update and are summarized in this page. Regulatory updates and other relevant news about gene editing obtained from credible sources are also included.

For researchers who wish to publish their findings in the Crop Biotech Update, please send the summary of the findings to

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