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Bananas, Edited

Researchers have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to target a virus that is infecting bananas, New Scientist reports. It notes that the banana streak virus is not only passed from banana to banana, but stays dormant within the banana genome until the bananas become stressed when it then re-emerges, wreaking havoc on banana plantations.

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