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Using Genetics and Genomics to Improve Food Security
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 25, 2021
Pamela Ronald and Kan Wang will discuss how they enhance the yield and disease resistance of important crops.
Staff | Jan 31, 2018
University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.
Cooking Up Cancer?
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Overcooked potatoes and burnt toast contain acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that researchers have struggled to reliably link to human cancers.
Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency
Ruth Williams | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass,
Following the Wild Bees
FDA Head Leaving Post
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2015
US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down after six years on the job.
From the Feature Well
Jef Akst | Dec 29, 2014
A review of
’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
Hannes Dempewolf, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Colin K. Khoury | Jun 1, 2014
As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.
Putting Up Resistance
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2014
New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.