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Recent advances with the CRISPR system— the world’s most promising gene-editing tool—could increase the speed of rice breeding. ...

The emerging field of plant phenomics combines biology, engineering, and data analytics to overcome laborious, expensive, and, often, technically challenging...

Scientists are looking at an innovative approach and a potential strategy to make rice resistant against pathogens that have evolved to bypass the plant’s...

Opportunities exist to improve the nutritional content of rice varieties to solve the micronutrient-deficiency problem affecting more than two billion...

A recent technology is giving rice scientists a new weapon for fighting the notorious brown planthoppers: a combination of genes ...

INIA has worked closely with CIAT and FLAR in developing new varieties suited for one of the most southerly rice-growing countries in the world. ...

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) brought insecurity to the doorsteps of Mexican farmers. Flooding the market with U.S. rice, it drove more...

An ambitious project plans to create an online catalog of rice genes in which breeders can choose from hundreds of thousands of genetic materials in the...

A transdisciplinary group of scientists has succeeded in increasing iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) levels in rice through biofortification—a breakthrough in...

More than two years after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island of Leyte in the Philippines, the survivors, especially the farmers, are still struggling...