agriculture, developmental biology
Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA
Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2016
Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
GM Calves Move to University
GM Calves Move to University
Kerry Grens | Dec 21, 2015
The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.
The Unregulation of Biotech Crops
The Unregulation of Biotech Crops
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2015
Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.
Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution
Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2015
New clues from ancient DNA reveal the remarkable effect of agriculture on adaptation in Stone Age humans who lived across Europe.
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2015
A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.
Adding Padding
Adding Padding
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2015
An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.
One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened
One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened
Karen Zusi | Oct 6, 2015
A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.