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Healthier potato options may be on the horizon due to gene editing

Healthier potato options may be on the horizon due to gene editing

Chip, chip, hooray! A recent breakthrough in the world of potatoes could produce a healthier spud in the future.  David Douches and Jiming Jiang of Michigan State’s Potato Breeding and Genetics Program have discovered a way to store potatoes year-round without adverse effects through the use of gene editing technology. Their findings were published in the science journal, The Plant Cell in February of this year. Douches, the director of MSU’s Potatoes Breeding and Genetics program has been working alongside…

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Ohio AG Dave Yost Suing the NCAA: How a local athlete has been affected by the transfer portal

Ohio AG Dave Yost Suing the NCAA: How a local athlete has been affected by the transfer portal

On December 7th, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced he was suing the NCAA over their transfer eligibility rules. Yost’s efforts were joined by Colorado, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Most recently Minnesota, Mississippi, Virginia, and even the US Department of Justice have joined Yost’s lawsuit. “The ‘AA’ in NCAA might as well stand for ‘arbitrary and atrocious,’” Yost said in a December press conference. “The transfer eligibility rule needlessly curtails the fundamental rights of college…

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