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This resource looks at the development of genetic modification, genome editing and CRISPR, and where these technologies might lead. 

New genetic engineering technologies offer exciting opportunities to speed up the traditional plant breeding process and generate high-yielding, disease-resistant, climate change-proof varieties that will not only stop plants from disappearing, but could also help to alleviate challenges in the developing world like hunger and malnutrition.  Gene editing can be used to create disease resistant rice crops, or to engineer wheat plants that have nitrogen-fixing genes incorporated into their genome so that fertilizers are no longer needed.

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