The number of publications about CRISPR and plants edited using the gene
editing technology is continuously growing. Thus, researchers from Boyce
Thompson Institute in New York built a platform to track plants that have
been edited using CRISPR through the Plant Genome Editing Database, a
project funded by the National Science Foundation.
The database currently houses extensive information on gene-edited tomato,
including details on genes edited using CRISPR, the name of the project,
details of the transformation experiment, transformed plant variety, DNA
construct used, guide RNA sequence and primers used to characterize the
resulting mutations, and details about the edited plant line, such as
altered sequence, zygosity, and phenotype. The database invites users to
submit their own data by providing complete information about the edited
plant. A comprehensive user's guide and news about CRISPR are also included
in the website.