genetically modified
Judge Decides on GM Rice Retraction
Judge Decides on GM Rice Retraction
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2015
Ethical breaches in a study on the benefits of so-called “golden rice” lead to the paper being pulled from the literature.
GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers
GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers
Kerry Grens | Jul 21, 2015
Release of a transgenic version of Aedes aegypti, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Tetsuya Ishii | Feb 25, 2015
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.
USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Apples
USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Apples
Jef Akst | Feb 16, 2015
Apples genetically modified to resist browning can be commercially planted in the U.S., the government ruled last week.
GMO “Kill Switches”
GMO “Kill Switches”
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2015
Scientists design bacteria reliant upon synthetic amino acids to contain genetically modified organisms.
From the Feature Well
From the Feature Well
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2014
A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
Europe Softens on GM Crops
Europe Softens on GM Crops
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2014
A new agreement in the European Union allows genetically engineered crops to be approved without member-state votes, likely allowing several GMO foods to enter the market.
GMO Bans in Europe May Progress
GMO Bans in Europe May Progress
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2014
An environmental committee of the European Parliament approves a measure to allow members states to ban genetically engineered crops.
Retracted, Republished, but Not Re-reviewed
Retracted, Republished, but Not Re-reviewed
Kerry Grens | Jun 30, 2014
A once-retracted study about the health effects of GMO maize was not peer reviewed before it was republished, as its lead author claimed.
Rusty Waves of Grain
Rusty Waves of Grain
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.