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They found a gene responsible for monophagous feeding preference, and changed this preference via mutating gene!

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    Very interesting study!

    Bombyx mori predominantly feeds on fresh mulberry leaves. Authors describe GR66 gene as being responsible for that. When they mutated GR66 via CRISPR/Cas9, silkworms had the ability to feed many plant species including fresh fruits and grain seeds.

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      So, eating habits can change? and they are linked to our genes? WOW.