USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton

While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.

While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.

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No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU 
Catherine Offord | Jul 25, 2018
The European Court of Justice has decided that organisms made with precision techniques such as CRISPR will be subject to the same rules as transgenic plants or animals.
New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet
New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet
Diana Kwon | May 29, 2018
Biotechs have developed enzyme replacements and genetically modified probiotics to treat patients with the rare metabolic disorder.
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2017
Scientists infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies. 
<em>Wolbachia</em>-Laced Mosquitoes to Be Released for Population Control
Wolbachia-Laced Mosquitoes to Be Released for Population Control
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 7, 2017
The US government has approved the deployment of the lab-raised insects to eliminate the Zika- and dengue-transmitting Asian tiger mosquito.
First RNAi Insecticide Approved
First RNAi Insecticide Approved
Aggie Mika | Jun 27, 2017
This month, the EPA registered four products that include RNA interference technology intended to control corn rootworms. 
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Kerry Grens | Mar 28, 2017
In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.
Science History: The First Transgenic <em>Arabidopsis</em>
Science History: The First Transgenic Arabidopsis
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2016
Tweaks to a transformation protocol in 1986 cemented the little plant's mighty role in plant genetics research.
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Dov Greenbaum, Mark Gerstein | Aug 30, 2016
It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.
Nobel Laureates vs. Greenpeace
Nobel Laureates vs. Greenpeace
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2016
Dozens of Nobel Prize winners pen an open letter, calling on the environmental organization to stop spreading false claims regarding genetically modified organisms.