Latest Review by Caixia Gao: Genome engineering for crop improvement and future agriculture

Prof. Caixia Gao, is a Principal investigator of Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In this article  published on Cell on February 12, 2021, she reviewed the development and application of genome editing tools in plants while highlighting newly developed techniques, also described new plant breeding strategies based on genome editing and discuss their impact on crop production, with an emphasis on recent advancements in genome editing-based plant improvements that could not be achieved by conventional breeding. At the end, she discussed the challenges facing genome editing that must be overcome before realizing the full potential of this technology toward future crops and food production.

Dr. Gao has been nominated for the 2021 MolecularCloud Distinguished Research Award, check out more of her research and vote for her!


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