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Vegetables modified with CRISPR-Cas9 have been cultivated, harvested and cooked for the first time.

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One benefit of CRISPR: Better plants!

For the first time ever, probably, plants modified with the "genetic scissors" CRISPR-Cas9 have been cultivated, harvested and cooked. Stefan Jansson, professor in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology at Umeå University, served pasta with "CRISPRy" vegetable fry to a radio reporter. Although the meal only fed two people, it was still the first step toward a future when science can better provide farmers and consumers around the world with healthy, beautiful and hardy plants.

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