The EPA Approves Monsanto’s New RNA Interference Genetic-Engineering Technology in Corn

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RNA interference is a promising technology that involves using RNA to interfere or inhibit gene expression by neutralizing targeted messenger RNA. The EPA approved a Monsanto RNA interference product aimed at western corn root worm. The corn makes an RNA that disrupts a critical root worm gene.

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EPA announcement.

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Photo of Keith Edmisten, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop & Soil Sciences - NC State University
Updated on Jun 27, 2017
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