750 Million GM Mosquitoes Will Be Released in the Florida Keys
750 Million GM Mosquitoes Will Be Released in the Florida Keys
There have been no reports of health or environmental harm in other locations where genetically modified mosquitoes have been introduced over the last decade.
750 Million GM Mosquitoes Will Be Released in the Florida Keys
750 Million GM Mosquitoes Will Be Released in the Florida Keys

There have been no reports of health or environmental harm in other locations where genetically modified mosquitoes have been introduced over the last decade.

There have been no reports of health or environmental harm in other locations where genetically modified mosquitoes have been introduced over the last decade.

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GM Mosquito Progeny Not Dying in Brazil: Study
GM Mosquito Progeny Not Dying in Brazil: Study
Kerry Grens | Sep 17, 2019
The biotech Oxitec had released the genetically engineered insects with the hope that they would breed with wild populations and produce offspring that die young. But that’s not always happening.
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2019
The fast-growing fish can now be raised and sold in the US, although it’s likely to be some time before the product hits the market.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2019
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
Opinion: GE Crops Are Seen Through a Warped Lens
Opinion: GE Crops Are Seen Through a Warped Lens
Rod A. Herman, Nicholas P. Storer, Bryan Delaney | Feb 1, 2019
Risks that pertain to all manner of new crops are often misattributed to genetic engineering. This distorts the public’s view of the technology.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2018
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.
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.
Improving Gene Therapy with In Vivo Selection
Improving Gene Therapy with In Vivo Selection
Tanya Lewis | Jun 8, 2016
Scientists have developed a way to selectively expand genetically modified hepatocytes in mice.
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2016
A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted
Kerry Grens | Jan 18, 2016
One of three suspect publications from a group of scientists in Italy is pulled for plagiarism while an investigation is ongoing.
GM Calves Move to University
GM Calves Move to University
Kerry Grens | Dec 21, 2015
The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.