Chinese scientists have developed a version "Pure and Plentiful Potatoes" with Genome Editing Technology in Groundbreaking Success The experiment, led by SLOT ONLINE Huang Sanwen, a researcher at the Shenzhen Agricultural Genome Institute (AGIS) under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), used genome design to shift potato breeding from a slow mode and does not accumulate to become fast over and over their education name "Hybrid potato genome design" was published online in the world's leading academic journal Cell on Thursday. Unlike other crops, potatoes are cloned rather than seed propagated. For this reason, potato cultivation faces a number of problems. including a long propagation cycle low reproductive efficiency Diseases and pests, Huang, director of AGIS, told China Media Group (CMG).Moreover due to the complexity of its genome. The genetic improvement of potatoes and the breeding process are therefore very slow, Huang added.