Reshaping agriculture through genome editing – Diane Wray-Cahen has been the senior science advisor for agricultural biotechnologies at the USDA-FAS for a decade. She considers gene editing to be the most promising and innovative technology for breeding in the past 30 years.
Aquaculture vaccine venture launched – Touchlight Genetics will utilize a DNA-based platform to develop new vaccines. DNA vaccines could be more cost-efficient, safe and effective with shorter production timelines.
USDA in search of candidates for air quality task force
The Task Force advises the Secretary of Agriculture on air quality and its relationship to agriculture based on sound scientific findings and review of research on agricultural air quality supported by federal agencies.