Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could revolutionize the way we eat, use and breathe in the near future, according to scientists working on the first ever gene editing project.
Genetically modified crops and fish have been developed and tested in the US and Europe for many years, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about how to regulate the potential benefits of these new technologies.
The first such gene editing system to be developed was developed by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in collaboration with the University, and is currently being developed at the Department of Agriculture in the USA.
It is a system that allows scientists to edit genes of an organism using the DNA of a human, and to remove parts of it that are incompatible with the genome.
In the process, the edited DNA can be used to make the organism more desirable or less desirable.
Geneticists hope that the system will help the environment, which suffers from the consequences of industrialised agriculture.
In a video produced by the UK-based environmental charity the Environment Campaign, Professor Andrew Stewart, who led the UW-Madison research team, talks about how the new system could make it possible to alter the genes of crops to help them thrive in the future.
The new technology could also be used in other industries such as cosmetics, food, medicine, and the food supply chain, he says.
But the system is only available to farmers and is not widely used for commercial purposes, according the BBC.
The research team is now working on a second gene editing tool to be built on the same platform.
The team says that while the system may not be suitable for commercial production, it could be used for gene editing for environmental purposes.
“The potential is very high.
It’s an entirely new technology that has been developed in a new environment.
And it’s the first time that anyone has managed to do it,” Professor Stewart said.
The system could be very effective, but it’s not yet widely used.
“We’ve been working with farmers, we’ve been in the field, and we’ve had very little feedback, so we’re really interested to see how that works out in practice,” he said.
“If you go to farmers’ markets and they’re using it, it might be a bit more challenging to get the feedback.
We don’t know how well it will work out in a farm setting, but I think it’s a promising approach.”
There are already a number of genetically modified crops in use in the UK, including potato, corn, soybeans and cotton.