GMO
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.
Monsanto Buys Rights to CRISPR
Monsanto Buys Rights to CRISPR
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2016
The US agribusiness secures a global, nonexclusive licensing agreement from the Broad Institute to use the gene-editing technology for agricultural applications.
Bayer Looks to Buy Monsanto
Bayer Looks to Buy Monsanto
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2016
The US agribusiness behemoth agreed to a $57 billion buyout offer from the European pharmaceutical giant.
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.
FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment
FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment
Kerry Grens | Aug 5, 2016
Other government authorities have yet to evaluate a proposal aimed at reducing populations of Zika-carrying insects in Florida.
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Bob Grant | Jul 12, 2016
The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.
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.
Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops
Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops
Tracy Vence | May 17, 2016
A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.
Genetically Engineered Hornless Dairy Calves
Genetically Engineered Hornless Dairy Calves
Jef Akst | May 10, 2016
Researchers use a gene editor to introduce an allele that eliminates the horned trait—and thus, the need for an expensive and painful process of dehorning—in dairy cows.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2016
What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap