NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers in the public and private agricultural and genomic sectors must collaborate more before genomic technologies can “alleviate” global food shortages, according to remarks scheduled to be made by the chairman of an international crops organization.

According to the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, “researchers believe that biotechnology, including genomic technologies, “ha[ve] the potential to improve the nutritional content of food crops and, crucially, resistance to insects and disease.”

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A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.

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