University of Washington Conservation: The Environmentally Friendly Side of Genetically Modified Crops

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May 6, 2016

Despite the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops, they  can be an important tool for developing disease-resistant crops that can eliminate the use of pesticides and reduce crop losses. In a trio of papers published recently in Nature Biotechnology, researchers documented how new, faster methods of isolating genes—and looking in some unexpected places—led them to identify, clone, and transfer disease-resistant genes into soybean, wheat, and potato plants.

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