Breeding Tobacco for Health
The Newcotiana project aims to modify the composition and, therefore, the use we make of the tobacco plant, enriching it with substances of high added value used in medicine and cosmetics. For this, the researchers will develop new highly precise breeding technologies such as the CRISPR technique, and apply them to the breeding of tobacco and other related species. In this way, it is intended, among other objectives, to revalue the traditional cultivation of tobacco, providing it with new uses compatible with health and contributing to revitalize tobacco areas in decline with products of high added value more in line with the Knowledge Economy."
Five summer days in the Spanish mountains learning about genome editing with @LluisMontoliu What else?
Yo de vosotros no me perdería este curso por nada del mundo https://t.co/DW1dXjatsQ
Today, at the @NewcotianaP and @PharmaFactory EU Projects symposium held at @IBMCP @UPV @CSIC this was my first slide I showed, summarizing my entire research career: from maize to mice 🌽➡️🐭 On being a mouse geneticist initially formed in plant molecular genetics 🧬DNA is DNA🧬