Chinese Scientists Develop CSF Resistant Pigs by Using CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Technology

Chinese scientists recently reported that they have developed genetically modified pigs that are immune from the classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Classical swine fever, caused by CSFV, is highly contagious, and the infected pigs often die within a few weeks. CSFV can be transmitted from one pig to another and also from mother to offspring.

Research Scientists in Qingdao Register Four Successful Sea Rice Varieties

A rice crop experiment on saline soil has beaten expectations, laying the foundation for commercialization, according to Chinese scientists Thursday [28 September 2017]. Four types of rice registered an estimated output of between 6.5 to 9.3 tonnes per hectare, at Qingdao saline-alkali tolerant rice research and development center…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point In

China Establishes Qingdao Sea Rice Center to Develop to New Strains of Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice

China’s “father of hybrid rice” is planning to expand its production of sea-rice at a newly founded research center in Qingdao, a port city in the eastern province of Shandong, local sources said Saturday. Within three years, the sea-rice research and development center, headed by scientist Yuan Longping, is expected to expand the yield of

Canada and China Sign Trade Agreements on Canola and Frozen Beef

As one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and agri-food products, stable and predictable access to international markets is essential to Canadians. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, welcomed the announcement that Canada and China have signed agreements supporting the export of

Chinese Scientists Complete the Genome Sequencing of Mustard

Chinese scientists have mapped the genome sequence of allopolyploid Brassica juncea, or mustard, a vegetable commonly used in Chinese cooking. Zhejiang University’s Zhang Mingfang, who is a member of the research program, said Tuesday [13 September 2016] that the sequencing would help scientists understand and improve the agriculturally important vegetable…Full Article: The Global Times Sept

Chinese Scientist Complete the Genome Sequencing of more than 70% of Key Crops

China has completed gene sequencing of more than 70 percent of important crops including the rice, wheat, corn and cucumber and initially mastered functions and characteristics of the genetic gene of those crops, with its research leading the international peers, according to the Agricultural Genomics 2015, the Xinhua-run cnstock.com reported on Wednesday [16 November 2015]…Full

Tianjin to Establish a Commercial Cloning Center to Shore Up China’s Beef Industry

Chinese scientists have signed a deal to establish a commercial animal cloning center in the northern port city of Tianjin, edging the controversial science closer to mainstream acceptance. The plant in the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area (TEDA), a government-sponsored business development park, will clone animals including sniffer and pet dogs, beef cattle and