CRISPR in Plants Analysis
Genome editing, particularly using site-directed nucleases such as the CRISPR system, has spread rapidly through the biological sciences. Genome editing in crops will significantly speed up the progress of breeding programs. It can drive the development of traits in new crops and allow improvements in yield and pest resistance, adaptation to climate change, and industrial and pharmaceutical applications. With global food production needing to increase by 70% to support the growing population, genome editing could provide a solution by improving the efficiency of food distribution and reducing waste.