Can gene editing provide a solution to global hunger?

Utibe Effiong And Ramadhani Noor, The Conversation

In most African countries, however, GM crops remain a farfetched idea. But a different technique known as gene editing modifies plant, as well as animal and human, genomes without the introduction of foreign genetic materials. Significant genetic errors have been produced by the commonly applied techniques of genome editing, including TALENs, in the past. Research is currently under way to improve these techniques, reduce the frequency of unwanted mutations and improve the safety of genome editing. Regulatory protections TALEN is one gene-editing technique that can modify the genome of a crop plant.

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