Weird new fruits could hit aisles soon thanks to gene-editing

Supermarkets stocked with peach-flavoured strawberries and seedless tomatoes on horizon, scientists saySmooth or hairy, pungent or tasteless, deep-hued or bright: new versions of old fruits could be hitting the produce aisles as plant experts embrace cutting-edge technology, scientists say.While researchers have previously produced plants with specific traits through traditional breeding techniques, experts say new technologies such as thegene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 could be used to bring about changes far more rapidly and efficiently.Continue reading...
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