Brief summaries of interesting science - Mammoth digests

If you follow Mammoth on Twitter (and you should!), you may have noticed that we create threads summarizing cool research papers a few times a week. We call these threads #MammothDigests. They cover the key findings in papers on topics such as CRISPR, precision medicine, diagnostics, cancer, agriculture, and microbiology. You can a few of our favorite #MammothDigests below, but be sure to check us out on Twitter for more!

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CRISPR diagnostics in agriculture

CRISPR diagnostics enable farmers to determine whether or not their crops have DNA sequences encoding desirable traits. Upon breeding these crops, farmers can use CRISPR diagnostics to identify seeds with the appropriate mix of DNA sequences. Then they can selectively plant these seeds and produce many new crops with the best mixes of traits.

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