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Corteva announces game-changing gene editing technology for corn hybrids

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At last week’s Commodity Classic in Orlando, Corteva Agriscience announced that an innovative gene editing technology that aims to bring additional protection to elite corn hybrids is advancing through the company’s research and development pipeline. The new technique uses CRISPR to increase multi-disease resistance using native genes. Tom Greene, vice president of biotechnology with Corteva Agriscience, said they’re excited by the concept.

Greene said the technology will package multiple disease-resistant native traits into a single location in the gene, which will help to address the most devastating corn diseases farmers face today.

Greene said they’re in the late discovery stage, and they hope the concept will advance to commercialization by the end of the decade.

Greene added that this concept will fit perfectly with Corteva’s goal to provide cutting-edge sustainable technologies for farmers.

For more information, visit corteva.com.

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