GMOs, NBT & Sustainable agriculture
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Site with information in English and French, used for teaching and educational purposes. Information about sustainable development, mainly related to agriculture, as well as assessment of [CO2] and climate change impact on plants;  or methods to decrease the use or the amount of  pesticides will be included on this site. Because biotechnologies are a part of the answer to these agricultural challenges, information about GMOs will be largely reported here.
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CRISPR-Cas9: a role in food security? - Global Food Security

CRISPR-Cas9: a role in food security? - Global Food Security | GMOs, NBT & Sustainable agriculture | Scoop.it
CRISPR-Cas9 technology provides an extremely precise and powerful tool for modifying genomes with countless potential applications, many of which are in agriculture. The University of Warwick’s Jessica Finch considers what this might mean for food security. With the speed and abundance of new scientific breakthroughs being made in today’s world, the term “revolutionary” is heard quite frequently; however, one genome editing technique taking the scientific world by storm seems likely to live up to this accolade: CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing. The CRISPR-Cas9 System CRISPR-Cas9 is a tool for very precisely engineering an organism’s genetic material. Derived from a bacterial defence mechanism against viruses, it allows bacteria to store a copy of viral DNA in their own genome, the RNA from which combines with a Cas enzyme to prompt the quick detection and destruction of that virus should the bacteria encounter it again. The co-opted version of this system involves using synthetic guide RNAs – sections of RNA designed to match a specific section of the gene that you wish to edit – and a slightly modified version of the naturally occurring enzyme called Cas9. When a match is found, the Cas9 enzyme cuts both strands of the DNA in the region of the genome specified by the guide RNA. During the subsequent DNA repair process, specific changes can be introduced to precisely change the function of the gene in the desired way.

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NBT's curator insight, July 25, 2017 2:40 AM
With the speed and abundance of new scientific breakthroughs being made in today’s world, the term “revolutionary” is heard quite frequently; however, one genome editing technique taking the scientific world by storm seems likely to live up to this accolade: CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.
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Moi, moche et alléchant - Communication Agroalimentaire

Moi, moche et alléchant - Communication Agroalimentaire | GMOs, NBT & Sustainable agriculture | Scoop.it

&Pour votre santé, mangez 5 fruits et légumes moches par jour&. Avec un zeste de malice certain, ce slogan reprend judicieusement l'entêtante recommandation nutrition-santé du PNNS* pour vanter les mérites...


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