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CRISPR Technology: Genome Editing for Agriculture
with Susan Jenkins, Ph.D., Managing Director, Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley
Monday, January 21, 2019 – 7:00 pm
SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco
Crops around the world face ongoing threats of biotic and abiotic stresses, which are only being exacerbated by climate change. The challenges to supply adequate and safe food over the next several decades, at a time when the global population will reach ten billion, are real. To address these issues we are exploring the potential for genome editing technologies, such as CRISPR, to provide solutions in agriculture to sustainably ensure food security in ways that are socially and environmentally responsible.