- Can we build better systems? Can we go from the Wright Brothers to a Boeing 747?
- Notes from PlantSynBio19 Day 2
- Introducing iGEM UIUC
- Rob and Rubisco: directed evolution of photosynthesis
- The Era of Editing
- CRISPR for future food
- Plants Developed by New Genetic Modification Techniques—Comparison of Existing Regulatory Frameworks in the EU and Non-EU Countries
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part I: Introducing the modern steam mill
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part II: Computational Synthetic Biology
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part III: Using and Running a DNA Foundry
- Careers in SynBio: Startup companies
- Synthetic Biology: Improving Photosynthesis
CRISPR for future food
Give CRISPR a chance
The European capital Brussels witnessed one of its kind positive activism by young plant scientists from several Belgian universities. The initiative was lead by young PhD students from University of Ghent with corporation of "Science for Democracy"; while event was accompanied by young faculties, postdocs and PhD from universities like KU Leuven, UCLouvain. The concerns were discussed on open mic with short speeches. The evident benefits of CRISPR based precise genome editing for future ready crops were promoted. The representatives from Science for Democracy emphasized on urgent need of act from scientists to reach out general public regarding acceptance and popularization of scientific discoveries to ensure food security and environmental protection. The event was concluded by serving rice pudding prepared with CRISPR modified rice. #GiveCRISPRaChance is much needed campaign for public awareness in light of recent decision by Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) for classifying CRISPR generated plants as GMOs. For more details : https://www.sciencefordemocrac...
Pictures from event as follows, "unfortunately my selfie skills are too bad".