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CRISPR upgrades insect proteins for feed

A new generation of companies is pursuing insect larvae as a protein source for animal feed, fertilizer, biofuels and even as ingredients for burgers and shakes. The insects promise to deliver cheaper and more sustainable alternatives to soy and fishmeal, with the added benefit that larvae can be raised on organic waste.

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Gruber, K., Melton, L. CRISPR upgrades insect proteins for feed. Nat Biotechnol 41, 1038–1040 (2023).

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