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Researchers from Kansas State University are using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to improve genes that control yield component traits in wheat varieties, according to a study published in CRISPR Journal. "We systematically go gene by gene, modifying them using the CRISPR-Cas9 system, and then we test to find out which changes in the wheat genome result in increased yield," said researcher Eduard Akhunov.


Source: KTIC-AM/FM (West Point, Neb.), 27 February 2018.


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