Hybrid rice engineered with CRISPR can clone its seeds

The research raises hopes of making bigger crop yields more affordable

scientists with hybrid rice plants

CLONING MILESTONE  The gene-editing tool CRISPR can be used to make hybrid rice plants that can clone their seeds, Imtiyaz Khanday (left), Venkatesan Sundaresan (right) and colleagues report in a new study.

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