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Like your tomatoes Crispr fresh? Now they can boost your vitamin ...

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Like your tomatoes Crispr fresh? Now they can boost your vitamin D intake

To close the gap in the intake of vitamin D3 from dietary sources, two gene-edited tomatoes should be enough

Natalie Grover

If British scientists have their way, two medium-sized tomatoes a day could keep the doctor away.

A research team led by scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have edited the genetic makeup of tomatoes to become a robust source of vitamin D, which regulates nutrients such as calcium that are imperative to keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

Though vitamin D is created in our bodies after exposure to sunlight, its major source is food, largely in dairy and meat...

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