CRISPR Crops: How Scientists are Using Genome Editing to Sequester Carbon
Join the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy in a discussion with experts from the Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley.
All three of the top GHGs (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) are cycled biologically, either actively generated or metabolized by plants and microbes. Due to recent breakthroughs in biotechnology, such as CRISPR-Cas genome editing, scientists can unlock and leverage the biological code to drive increased photosynthesis and carbon and nitrogen fixation.
Join the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy in a discussion with experts from the Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley on the use of modern molecular and genomic technologies to develop climate-friendly, inexpensive, crop and soil amendments that dramatically increase the potential to store atmospheric carbon in biomass and minimize the release of GHGs back into the environment. The webinar will also focus on the ethical, governance and public perception issues that arise when scaling new technologies of this nature.