Streamlining Stem Cell Manufacturing
The Factory System Will Help the Stem Cell Industry Standardize, Integrate, and Automate Unit Operations
More Tooth, More Tail in CRISPR Operations
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Genetically Modified Flower Power
Agricultural scientists in Japan recently engineered a strain of rice that will only flower several weeks after being sprayed with oryzemate, a common agricultural antifungal. They achieved this by overexpressing the flower-suppressing gene Ghd7 and then modifying the florigen gene Hd3a to activate in response to certain agrochemicals.
This represents a new avenue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that could potentially maximize crop yield by selecting the ideal harvest times. However, this lock-and-key approach could also be used to create GM crops with proprietary flowering agents.