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Domesticating tomatoes took millennia - we can now redo it in 3 years

• arclein

This approach, which relies on the revolutionary CRISPR genome editing technique, could not only improve existing crops, it could also be used to turn thousands of wild plants into far more useful and appealing crops. In fact, a third team in the US has already begun to do this with a relative of the tomato called the groundcherry.

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