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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?
Tracy Vence | Jun 11, 2014
Genetic modification approach to control malaria-spreading mosquito populations incites conversations on the ethics of manmade extinction.
GM Rice Researcher Barred from Human Studies
Erin Weeks | Sep 19, 2013
The lead investigator on a controversial study announces her retirement as Tufts releases a report citing ethics violations in genetically modified food research.
Genetically Modified Fashion
Kate Yandell | Jun 20, 2013
Scientists have engineered silkworms to produce fluorescent fabrics.
Debate over Glowing Plants Grows
Bob Grant | Jun 5, 2013
A Kickstarter project that promises donors
seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a stir.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Jun 1, 2013
June 2013's selection of notable quotes
GM Salmon and Wild Fish Can Reproduce
Bob Grant | May 30, 2013
Genetically modified Atlantic salmon, which could soon become the first transgenic animal sold as food in the U.S., can breed with wild brown trout to produce a GM hybrid.
Opinion: Don’t Fear GM Crops, Europe!
et al, G. Masip | May 28, 2013
If the European Union is to have any hope of feeding its population in the future, it must end its illogical aversion to genetic modification.
Further Dismissal of GM Corn Study
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2012
A handful of French science academies and government agencies add to a growing chorus of doubts that genetically modified corn causes tumors and early death in rats.