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EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing

By Catherine Offord | January 19, 2018

Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.

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Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.

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Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency

By Ruth Williams | November 17, 2016

Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.

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Monsanto Buys Rights to CRISPR

By Jef Akst | September 27, 2016

The US agribusiness secures a global, nonexclusive licensing agreement from the Broad Institute to use the gene-editing technology for agricultural applications.

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Bayer Looks to Buy Monsanto

By Bob Grant | September 14, 2016

The US agribusiness behemoth agreed to a $57 billion buyout offer from the European pharmaceutical giant.

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Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

By Dov Greenbaum and Mark Gerstein | August 30, 2016

It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.

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Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

By Bob Grant | July 12, 2016

The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.

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Nobel Laureates vs. Greenpeace

By Bob Grant | June 30, 2016

Dozens of Nobel Prize winners pen an open letter, calling on the environmental organization to stop spreading false claims regarding genetically modified organisms.

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image: Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops

Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops

By Tracy Vence | May 17, 2016

A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.

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Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2016

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

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