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Researchers use base-editing to swap out an erroneous nucleotide responsible for a potentially life-threatening blood disorder.

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45 Feet High and Rising

By | April 24, 2017

Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.

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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically

By | January 26, 2017

A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.

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Officials postpone the launch of an experimental program aimed at reducing local mosquito populations with genetically modified insects.

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Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA

By | February 1, 2016

Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.

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Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria

By | January 20, 2016

Genetically modified bacteria that don’t survive unless given an unnatural amino acid could serve as a new control measure to protect wild organisms and ecosystems against accidental release. 

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How Rice Overcomes Arsenic

By | October 20, 2014

Researchers have discovered a transporter protein in rice that sequesters arsenic in vacuoles, preventing the toxic element from traveling into grains.

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Glowing Plants Firm Gets Venture Backing

By | August 13, 2014

After raising more than $450,000 on Kickstarter, a startup making glow-in-the-dark houseplants attracts seed funding from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

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Fewer Female Mosquitoes, Less Malaria?

By | June 11, 2014

Genetic modification approach to control malaria-spreading mosquito populations incites conversations on the ethics of manmade extinction.

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GM Rice Researcher Barred from Human Studies

By | September 19, 2013

The lead investigator on a controversial study announces her retirement as Tufts releases a report citing ethics violations in genetically modified food research.

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