Gene editing could be used to improve livestock and crops, AFP reports.

"Gene editing is one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology," University of California, Davis' Alison Van Eenennaam said at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, according to AFP, and it "enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes."

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