June 13, 2017  -  This week's c&en (Chemical & Engineering News - June 12) cover article is titled CRISPR: A new toolbox for better crops. The article is highly recommended for Food and Agricultural Scientists. The article can be accessed on your institutional science database services or directly by members of the American Chemical Society. Crisper is of course the acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and excellent background information on CRISPR is available on the website of the Broad Institute. A follow-up article on CRISPER in c&en focuses on the four crops which are expected to benefit from this technology in the near future: tomatoes, mushrooms, wheat, and corn.