In spring 2015, the first genome-edited crop, a herbicide-resistant oilseed rape, was planted in fields dotted across the United States. Although the plant's DNA has been directly altered by molecular biologists, the company that created it, Cibus, based in San Diego, California, explicitly markets the crop as non-genetically modified (non-GM). The company's argument is that only a few nucleotides of the plant's existing genes have been changed. No gene has been inserted from a different kind of organism, nor even from another plant.



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