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Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 

By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2017

Scientists infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies. 

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The US government has approved the deployment of the lab-raised insects to eliminate the Zika- and dengue-transmitting Asian tiger mosquito.

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First RNAi Insecticide Approved

By Aggie Mika | June 27, 2017

This month, the EPA registered four products that include RNA interference technology intended to control corn rootworms. 

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Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes

By Kerry Grens | March 28, 2017

In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.

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Science History: The First Transgenic Arabidopsis

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2016

Tweaks to a transformation protocol in 1986 cemented the little plant's mighty role in plant genetics research.

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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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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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Improving Gene Therapy with In Vivo Selection

By Tanya Lewis | June 8, 2016

Scientists have developed a way to selectively expand genetically modified hepatocytes in mice.

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image: Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue

Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue

By Kerry Grens | January 19, 2016

A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.

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GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted

By Kerry Grens | January 18, 2016

One of three suspect publications from a group of scientists in Italy is pulled for plagiarism while an investigation is ongoing.

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