Chinese scientists 'reinvent' potatoes to solve global food crisis

Chinese scientists have developed a generation of "pure and fertile potato lines" with genome editing technologies in a groundbreaking achievement. The experiment, led by Huang Sanwen, a researcher with the Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen (AGIS) under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), used genome design to transform potato breeding from a slow, non-accumulative mode into a fast-iterative one. Their study, titled "Genome design of hybrid potato," was published online in one of the world's leading academic journals, Cell, on Thursday. (Reporters Zhou Yu, Xin Liangyi, Hu Huiyi also contributed to this video.)

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