Gene editing is the latest buzzword in the biotechnology field which constitutes a set of new genetic engineering techniques for altering the genetic material of plants, animals and microbes.
Out of the three important approaches to make site-specific double-stranded breaks in DNA - zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and Clustered Regularly Inter-spaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), it is CERISPR that has become the most popular gene editing technique. This report highlights the many major breakthroughs which have been achieved in recent years in the agriculture sector in terms of developing new traits of crops using this technology. Report describes the path breaking work of a number of major biotech companies, leading institutions including some of the leading Agricultural Universities, other Government R&D institutions and various contract research organizations which are currently engaged in research and development projects involving this disruptive technology.
2. CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Tool
3. Major Applicationsm
4. Major Companies
5. Major R&D Institutions
6. Major Ongoing R&D Projects in India
7. Current Regulatory Scenario - Gene Editing Technology
8. Commercial Market Size of the Technology
Annexure I: Brief Overview of Some of the Patents
- Agricultural Research Organization (ARO)
- Boyce Thompson Institute
- Broad Institute
- Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Chromatin Inc.
- Danziger Innovations Ltd.
- KWS Group
- Syngenta Group
- Synthetic Genomics
- Tropic Biosciences
- Wageningen University and Research