Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR

Genome editing has been used to destroy a virus that lurks inside many of the bananas grown in Africa. Other teams are trying to use it to make the Cavendish bananas sold in supermarkets worldwide resistant to a disease that threatens to make it impossible to grow this variety commercially in future.

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Michael Le Page
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New Scientist
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