Europe Deals A Blow To CRISPR Technology, U.S. Approves ‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger

Europe Deals A Blow To CRISPR Technology, U.S. Approves ‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger

Meanwhile, the European decision to regulate gene-edited crops as genetically modified crops directly impacts the use of a gene editing technique known as CRISPR for plants. The technique is currently being investigated for its medical value, including potential treatments for cancer or heritable diseases. CRISPR has been embroiled in its own scientific controversy, with researchers claiming it might cause new mutations, but correcting that finding in a follow-up study noting that no such mutations were seen in mice experiments.