The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Coming soon: the chilli tomato | Cosmos

Given the distant similarities between the two species and the development of gene editing techniques such as CRISPR-Cas9, Zsögön and colleagues argue, it should be possible to add capsaicinoid-producing genes into tomatoes.

This, in turn, would enable a massive increase in global production – and, not entirely coincidentally, a rather fun new ingredient for the world’s cooks.


Yeah, baby. Edit those genes.

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Do American tomatoes have a flavour these days? If so I hope it's included in the hedonic calculation of inflation rates.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 8, 2019 5:20:58 PM