Cade Prize 2018: Winner Aims to Boost Florida Orange Groves (TV20)

Cade Prize 2018: Winner Aims to Boost Florida Orange Groves

This year the winner of the Cade prize is a UF startup called Soilcea.

Soilcea is an agricultural biotechnology company focused on using gene editing to solve citrus diseases. Soilcea changes the genes of citrus crops.

“You can think of this as molecular scissors,” said Kara Boltz, lead scientist at Soilcea. “So essentially we are just going in and making a small change in the citruses own genes that will help alleviate the disease symptoms.”

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