May 2024

WSU-inspired national gene-editing task force begins work

With the world’s population projected to reach ~10 billion in 30 years, scientists are working to use genetic technologies to address future food security problems. They have had some success, such as using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing process to develop more disease-resistant pigs, but the advance is useless if the pigs cannot be brought to market and if no one will eat their bacon.

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