Genetic Modification May Be The Answer To A Dangerous Toxin

Researchers with the University of Arizona are exploring “host-induced gene silencing” in corn to combat toxic mold. Scientists successfully engineered corn (the host) to turn off, or silence, the mold’s toxin-producing genes. If the modified corn is exposed to toxic mold, the once-dangerous infection is rendered harmless. As research progresses, scientists are exploring whether they can use genetic material to prevent the mold from growing at all.

Source: The Center for Accountability in Science | Genetic Modification May Be The Answer To A Dangerous Toxin