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Opinion: Should Human-Animal Chimeras Be Granted “Personhood”?
John D. Loike | May 23, 2018
Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture.
CRISPR Patent Dispute Heard in Federal Court
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
In an ongoing legal battle, the University of California, Berkeley has challenged the Broad Institute’s patent claims on the gene editing technology.
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
Diana Kwon | Feb 16, 2018
SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
Agricultural Technology Can Save Humanity from Starvation (Again)
Jessica Eise | Feb 1, 2018
We are on the cusp of yet another revolution in how we feed the populace.
Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Staff | Jan 31, 2018
University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.
Severe Toxicity Reported in High-Dose AAV Gene Therapy in Animals
Jim Daley | Jan 31, 2018
Biotech stocks fell in response to the news.
EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2018
Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.
2017 Top 10 Innovations
Staff | Dec 1, 2017
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 27, 2017
The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.