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Yeast–Made Opioid Progresses

By | May 19, 2015

Scientists are one step closer to coaxing engineered yeast to produce morphine from a simple sugar.

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Mouse Mind Control

By | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Call for Germline Editing Moratorium

By | March 13, 2015

In response to speculation that groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, researchers request that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.

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Engineering TB-Resistant Cows

By | March 3, 2015

Scientists add a mouse gene to the cow genome to ward off bovine tuberculosis.

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Custom Creatures?

By | January 6, 2015

San Francisco-based biotech wants to see its technology applied for inventing new organisms.

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Week in Review: November 10–14

By | November 14, 2014

Funding for African science; microbiome studies may have contamination worries; mind-controlled gene expression; DNA record keeper

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DNA Tape Recorder

By | November 13, 2014

Researchers have created a system that edits DNA in response to chemical stimuli or light, allowing bacteria to record environmental events in their genetic material.

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Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat

By | October 2, 2014

Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.

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One Case Closes, Another Opens

By | September 29, 2014

Unsure of the origins of a rogue crop found on an Oregon farm, the US Department of Agriculture is following up on a second issue related to genetically engineered wheat.

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Engineered Microbe Could Ease Switch to Grass

By | June 2, 2014

Researchers modify a heat-loving bacterium so it can produce biofuel from switchgrass directly, with no need for costly chemical and enzymatic treatments.

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