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Farmland gene editors want cows without horns, pigs without tails, and business without regulations

97F9BC99-DD1B-4679-B216-4836F32A3CCE.jpegThe home page of the Minnesota biotech company Recombinetics shouts “The Gene Editing Revolution Is Here.” Or it would be, if only those pesky regulators would get out of the way. The company is using gene editing, a new kind of precise molecular scissors, to create farm animals with useful properties. Gene editing, unlike its controversial cousin, transgenic modification, tweaks an organism’s DNA but doesn’t introduce any from other species…. More