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South Korea: Scientists modify plants without adding DNA
Jin-Soo Kim, director of the IBS center, says the results are “indistinguishable from naturally-occurring genetic variation.”
In scientist-speak, as reported by the Institute for Basic Science and Science Daily, “purified Cas9 protein was mixed with sgRNAs, targeting specific genes from three plant species to form pre-assembled ribonucleoproteins … to transfect several different plants, including tobacco, lettuce, and rice, to achieve targeted mutagenesis in protoplasts.”
They were, the report says, “able to definitively show that Cas9 RNPs can be used to genetically modify plants,” which Jin-So Kim says “paves the way for the widespread use of RNA-guided genome editing in plant biotechnology and agriculture.”
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