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GM mosquitoes for insect population control: when speculative conclusions meet hyped journalism

5 days ago

A recent study published in Scientific Reports studied the aftermath of an insect population control experiment in Brazil. The study’s…
Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

October 5, 2019

In the battle against antibiotic resistance, many scientists have been trying to deploy naturally occurring viruses called bacteriophages…
The first gene-edited birds – scientists are trying to fix our chickens

October 2, 2019

There are no wild chickens. It is an animal that humans pretty much invented by breeding wild fowls.…
Test for Life-Threatening Nutrient Deficit Made From Bacteria Entrails

September 26, 2019

In a remote village, an aid worker pricks a sickly toddler’s fingertip, and like most of the other…
USC researchers discover how to reprogram cells, potentially unlocking new treatments

September 26, 2019

USC scientists have surmounted a big roadblock in regenerative medicine that has so far constrained the ability to…
Genetically Tailored Instruction Improves Songbird Learning

September 18, 2019

Some recent research suggests that educational achievement can be predicted based on differences in our genes. But does…
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

August 26, 2019

The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into…
Keeping do-it-yourself gene science safe

August 7, 2019

While federal and professional regulatory systems monitor genetic-editing experiments in university and corporate labs, most research conducted outside…
New NSF awards target breakthrough technologies to enhance food security

July 24, 2019

Imagine crops that required less water because a “wearable sensor” could “grow” along with a plant and provide…
Researchers wirelessly manipulate gene, step toward reprogramming the human genome

July 22, 2019

A new University at Buffalo-led study supported by NSF describes how researchers wirelessly controlled FGFR1 — a gene that…
Why CRISPR-Cas9 Is the Biggest Revolution in Genome Editing?

June 24, 2019

One of the more recent developments in genome editing is CRISPR-Cas9, which offers a more efficient, accurate, and…
CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

June 5, 2019

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to…
Genetic Technologies: Surrounded by Scary Myths but Fighting Real Threats

May 21, 2019

Genetics is stirring up more controversy than almost any other modern science. Ever since gene editing techniques emerged…
A fungus, an antibiotic, a parasite, and a cure

April 10, 2019

Researchers have turned a fungus into a disease-curing factory through modern genetic engineering and patience. The natural antibiotic…
Daisy Chain: A Gene Drive System With Built-in Controls

April 8, 2019

Genetic engineering tools that spread genes within a target species have the potential to humanely control harmful pests…
When Does It Become Morally Wrong to Engineer Your Children Genetically

March 29, 2019

All parents want their children to be not only healthy but also better than them in many ways.…
An LLNL team 3D printed live yeast cells on lattices.
3D-printed live cells convert glucose to ethanol, carbon dioxide to enhance catalytic efficiency

March 6, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have 3D printed live cells that convert glucose to ethanol and carbon…
With nanotubes, genetic engineering in plants is easy-peasy

February 26, 2019

Inserting or tweaking genes in plants is more art than science, but a new technique developed by University…
An easier way to engineer plants

February 26, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a new genetic tool that could make it easier to engineer plants that can…
CRISPR Gene Editing Makes Stem Cells ‘Invisible’ to Immune System

February 22, 2019

UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that…
Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum

February 19, 2019

The quality of protein often gets overshadowed amid the spotlight on its quantity. But that quality — the…
Addictive cells boost protein production

January 21, 2019

The biotech start-up company from DTU Biosustain, Enduro Genetics, optimises large-scale fermentation by making the workhorse cells genetically…
Students create probiotic to help honeybees fight deadly fungus

January 10, 2019

A team of University of Alberta students are hoping to market a probiotic they created to help honeybees…
DNA design that anyone can do

January 4, 2019

Researchers at MIT and Arizona State University have designed a computer program that allows users to translate any…
Seed storage units in the Plant Cube. Photo credit: Mathew Crawley/University of Utah College of Science
Chemistry in space! Experiment sends engineered plants to International Space Station

December 27, 2018

If humanity is going to push the boundaries of space exploration, we’re going to need plants to come…
Researchers produce virus-resistant pigs, could vastly improve global animal health

October 17, 2018

Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly…
Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

October 14, 2018

Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that…
A step towards biological warfare with insects?

October 5, 2018

Owing to present-day armed conflicts, the general public is well aware of the terrifying effects of chemical weapons.…
Research confronts ‘yucky’ attitudes about genetically engineered foods

September 25, 2018

Is a non-browning apple less “natural” than non-fat milk? In one case, people have injected something into apple…
Journey to explore the inexhaustible resource of genetic information found in microorganisms

September 7, 2018

The microbial production of enzymes, chemicals and fuels could become more efficient and economical with a newly engineered…
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