Is CRISPR gene editing the future of cannabis?

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Another is CRISPR genome editing, which enables the creation of incredibly potent hemp cultivars CanBreed is another company that has jumped on the CRISPR gene editing bullet train. What is the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique? So, to save space, achieve consistent yields, and stay within legal limits, CRISPR technology could be the way of the future for the cannabis industry. It seems that the gene editing business is quickly paying off for those who dare to invest in its development, but… is this the future of cannabis? Stable seeds, CRISPR-grown cannabis, or lab-grown cannabis compounds using a bioreactor are likely to be the way forward for pharmaceutical cannabis.

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Although propagation by cuttings or clones is an old and effective practice for generating crops, it is not the standard within the agricultural industry. Instead, farmers use stable seeds that grow predictably and uniformly. Many growers are interested in developing similar seeds for hemp and medical cannabis; however, the process may require the use of a technology known as CRISPR/Cas9.

For those unfamiliar, CRISPR is a gene-editing tool that allows DNA to be altered, controlling which attributes the organism expresses. In any case, regardless of the organism edited, having the ability to make DNA...

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