Kan Wang, PhD
Professor Kan Wang graduated with her BS in Biochemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She was sponsored first by the Chinese government then by the Rockefeller Foundation to conduct graduate study under the supervision of Drs. Marc Van Montagu (2013 World Food Prize Laureate) and late Jeff Schell in . . .
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein system is a revolutionary tool for precise genome editing. It can be used for targeted mutagenesis, precise sequence modification, transcriptional reprogramming, epigenome editing, and many more. In this webinar, we will review the mechanism and process of crop genome editing. We will compare the CRISPR technology with conventional breeding, marker-assisted breeding and GMO technologies. Finally, we will discuss the recent changes in USDA regulation on bioengineered plants and its implication for future sustainable agriculture and seed improvement.