Posted: June 16, 2017

Yinong Yang, professor of plant pathology, developed a mushroom resistant to browning, and it was named the forty-first greatest innovation of 2016.

Each year, Popular Science picks the 100 greatest new innovations in science and technology to feature in its "Best of What's New" issue.

These are the breakthroughs that will shape the future. Yang used the versatile gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 to design a button mushroom that is less prone to browning and might have a longer shelf life.

--Popular Science, Dec. 8, 2016