After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome
U of M startup Calyxt was highlighted in a Wired article about the first high-quality, complete sequencing of the wheat genome.
Calyxt is among a bumper crop of start-ups racing to bring the first gene-edited products to market; it’s growing a new high-fiber wheat in its sealed greenhouses, located just a few miles away from Anderson’s test plots. Newer technologies like Crispr, zinc fingers, and TALENs don’t yet face the same cultural resistance, or as much red tape as first generation GMOs.
Read the full story in Wired.