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Chickpea Gene Editing

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 7, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 9:10

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, aren’t very common in American cuisine. But in some parts of the world, such as India and sub-Saharan Africa, chickpeas are a staple. Chickpeas are ALSO very sensitive to drought, which is a growing problem across those chickpea-dependent regions. Australian researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, including Nitin Mantri, just genetically engineered a drought-resilient chickpea.