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Gene Editing Yields Tomatoes That Flower and Ripen Weeks Earlier

Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have used CRISPR to genetically edit tomatoes to flower earlier. The ability to manipulate flowering allows production in areas that would not otherwise be able to produce tomatoes. This ability to do this could be important in producing foods at more northern climates with respect to climate change.

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Photo of Dr. Keith EdmistenDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
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