Food allergy prevalence is increasing worldwide, with 5 out of 9 common allergens derived from plants. CRISPR technology is able to delete allergen genes precisely. This graphic, designed by ASPB Plantae Fellow Daniel Alique García, outlines the current uses of CRISPR/Cas9 in deleting allergen genes and summarizes the results of recent studies.
About the Author:
Daniel Alique García is a PhD student at Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP) in Spain and a 2023 Plantae Fellow. His project focuses on understanding plant developmental plasticity in response to environmental signals. You can find him on Twitter at @daniel_alique.