Crop scientists invited to have a crack at gene editing

Crop scientists from across Africa have been invited to apply for a course in which they’ll be introduced to the cutting-edge world of CRISPR technology. This gene-editing technique holds the power to make precise genetic changes to plants.

A maximum of 100 African crop scientists have the opportunity to work with CRISPR-based gene-editing technology to improve food crops and food security across the continent. This opportunity was announced by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), the African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC), and the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley […]


Author: Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia [21st Century LIS Network: Information_Knowledge Retrieval & Dissemination Platform]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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