A technological and regulatory outlook on CRISPR crop editing

Rea Globus, Udi Qimron*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Generating plants with increased yields while maintaining low production and maintenance costs is highly important since plants are the major food source for humans and animals, as well as important producers of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and fuels. Gene editing approaches, particularly the CRISPR-Cas system, are the preferred methods for improving crops, enabling quick, robust, and accurate gene manipulation. Nevertheless, new breeds of genetically modified crops have initiated substantial debates concerning their biosafety, commercial use, and regulation. Here, we discuss the challenges facing genetic engineering of crops by CRISPR-cas, and highlight the pros and cons of using this tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1291-1298
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cellular Biochemistry
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018

Keywords

  • CRISPR specificity
  • genetically modified organisms
  • regulatory agencies

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