Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90

The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.

The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.

food security
Growing Awareness
Growing Awareness
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University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.
Cooking Up Cancer?
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
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Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.
Capsule Reviews
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Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees
FDA Head Leaving Post
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US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down after six years on the job.
From the Feature Well
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A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
Wild Relatives
Wild Relatives
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
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?
Designer Livestock
Designer Livestock
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.
Rusty Waves of Grain
Rusty Waves of Grain
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See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.
Crop Coalescence
Crop Coalescence
Tracy Vence | Mar 5, 2014
While national food supplies have diversified during the last 50 years, the global crop selection has homogenized, new analysis shows.
Lab-Grown Burger Taste Test
Lab-Grown Burger Taste Test
Chris Palmer | Aug 6, 2013
The world’s first burger grown in a petri dish was cooked and served up in a public taste test.
Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet
Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet
Aaron T. Dossey | Feb 1, 2013
Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | Dec 7, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Anti-GMO Study is “Inadequate”
Anti-GMO Study is “Inadequate”
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 4, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority is unconvinced by a study linking genetically modified crops to cancer and early death.
Food for Thought
Tom Brutnell and Wolf B. Frommer | Jun 1, 2012
Plant research remains grossly underfunded, despite the demand for increased crop production to support a growing population.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2012 issue of The Scientist.
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Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012
Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies