The future of CRISPR technologies in agriculture

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Conventional plant breeding is unlikely to meet increasing food demands and other environmental challenges. By contrast, CRISPR technology is erasing barriers to genome editing and could revolutionize plant breeding. However, to fully benefit from the CRISPR revolution, we should focus on resolving its technical and regulatory uncertainties.

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The author is supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31788103) and the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0101804).

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Gao, C. The future of CRISPR technologies in agriculture. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 19, 275–276 (2018) doi:10.1038/nrm.2018.2

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