Gene-Edited CRISPR Mushroom Escapes U.S. Regulation, Pennsylvania State University Reveals

Published: Apr 15, 2016

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will not regulate a mushroom genetically modified withthe gene-editing tool CRISPR–Cas9.

The long-awaited decision means that the mushroom can be cultivated and sold without passing through the agency's regulatory process—making it the first CRISPR-edited organism to receive a green light from the US government.

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