Spicy Tomatoes? A Marriage Made in a Lab

Gene-editing, a process in which scientists alter genes in living organisms with the goal of targeting certain traits, is now being applied to tomatoes in hopes of creating “spicy” fruits that contain Capsicum — which gives the hot taste to peppers, Quartz reports. The gene-editing process, called CRISPR, gained worldwide attention in late 2018 when a Chinese scientist announced he had gene-edited a baby. Scientists said the goal of gene-editing tomatoes was to create...

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