Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients

More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.

More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.

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Technique Adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutation in Human Embryos
Technique Adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutation in Human Embryos
Catherine Offord | Sep 28, 2017
Researchers use base-editing to swap out an erroneous nucleotide responsible for a potentially life-threatening blood disorder.
45 Feet High and Rising
45 Feet High and Rising
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017
Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.
Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically
Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically
Bob Grant | Jan 26, 2017
A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.
Plan to Fight Zika with GM Mosquitoes in Florida Faces Opposition
Plan to Fight Zika with GM Mosquitoes in Florida Faces Opposition
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 22, 2016
Officials postpone the launch of an experimental program aimed at reducing local mosquito populations with genetically modified insects.
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.
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2016
Genetically modified bacteria that don’t survive unless given an unnatural amino acid could serve as a new control measure to protect wild organisms and ecosystems against accidental release. 
How Rice Overcomes Arsenic
How Rice Overcomes Arsenic
Kate Yandell | Oct 20, 2014
Researchers have discovered a transporter protein in rice that sequesters arsenic in vacuoles, preventing the toxic element from traveling into grains.
Glowing Plants Firm Gets Venture Backing
Glowing Plants Firm Gets Venture Backing
Bob Grant | Aug 13, 2014
After raising more than $450,000 on Kickstarter, a startup making glow-in-the-dark houseplants attracts seed funding from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
Fewer Female Mosquitoes, Less Malaria?
Fewer Female Mosquitoes, Less Malaria?
Tracy Vence | Jun 11, 2014
Genetic modification approach to control malaria-spreading mosquito populations incites conversations on the ethics of manmade extinction.