Genome editors take on crops: Genome editors take on crops Genome editing technologies may help to enhance global food security

Armin Scheben, David Edwards

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Abstract

The global population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050 (1). At the same time, climate change poses increasing risks to crop production through droughts and pests (2). Improved crops are thus urgently needed to meet growing demand for food and address changing climatic conditions. Genome-editing technologies such as the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat)/Cas (CRISPR-associated protein) system (3) show promise for helping to address these challenges, if the precision of genome editing is improved and the technology is approved and accepted by regulators, producers, and consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1122-1123
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume355
Issue number6330
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2017

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