Yang Research Group Publishes New Genome Editing Approach in PNAS
Posted: March 5, 2015
PPEM congratulates former postdoc Kabin Xie, Ph.D. student Bastian Minkenberg, and Associate Professor Yinong Yang for their new publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA documenting an innovative method to improve genome editing technology. Utilizing an exciting new set of technologies based on the bacterial CRISPR/Cas system, this new method is expected to significantly improve the efficiency of plant genome editing, which will facilitate the precision breeding of transgene-free crops with improved agronomic traits such as yield, quality, disease resistance, and abiotic stress tolerance. By improving CRISPR/Cas multiplex editing capability in genome engineering, this new approach is also expected to have broad applications in basic biological research, biomedicine, and agricultural biotechnology.
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