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Innovative Approach to Breeding Could Mean Higher Yields and Better Crops

https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2018/innovative-approach-to-breeding-could-mean-higher-yields-and-better-crops/

The researchers’ unique platform stabilizes large “stacks” of DNA needed for conferring key traits, allowing researchers to insert suites of genes “so precisely that no unintended DNA is added or lost during the process,” says Thomson.

Sounds very promising. Instead of just inserting a gene or two at a time, you can introduce a whole suite of genes all at once that add environmental tolerance or pest resistance.

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