Q. Should crops derived from Genome Editing be considered Genetically Modified Organisms?
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Should crops derived from Genome Editing be considered Genetically Modified Organisms?
CRISPR/CAS9 mediated genome editing now allows to precisely edit the genome of crop plants and improve their traits. For some, the process of deliberate and precise editing of a genome, does not constitute transgenesis (generation of a transgenic) whereas for others it does. How do you feel about genome editing in plants? should crops generated with this technology be considered a GMO?
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