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Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.

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Spider Silk

By | October 1, 2017

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.

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GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers

By | July 21, 2015

Release of a transgenic version of Aedes aegypti, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.

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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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Transgenic Plant Produces Omega-3s

By | January 3, 2014

Scientists identify a set of genes that direct the synthesis of omega-3 fatty acids in the seed oil of Camelina sativa.

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Genetically Modified Fashion

By | June 20, 2013

Scientists have engineered silkworms to produce fluorescent fabrics.

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Debate over Glowing Plants Grows

By | June 5, 2013

A Kickstarter project that promises donors Arabidopsis seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a stir.

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Camel Pharmacies?

By | June 4, 2012

Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.

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Cellular Workout

By | January 18, 2012

Autophagy, the cell’s recycling system, may be responsible for the health benefits of exercise.

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Opinion: Animals with Human Material

By | September 21, 2011

Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.

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