NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – DuPont Pioneer and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have announced a collaboration to edit crop genomes using CRISPR technology.

Under the terms of the deal, the partners said they will use CRISPR to improve crops to "address the needs of smallholder farmers around the world." They have formed a steering committee to consider which projects to take on — the first will use CRISPR editing to address maize lethal necrosis disease in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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