rice
Chinese Scientist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Rice-Smuggling Plot
Chinese Scientist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Rice-Smuggling Plot
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
The researcher stole genetically modified seeds and planned to give them to a crop research institute in China, the US Justice Department says.
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
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.
How Rice Overcomes Arsenic
How Rice Overcomes Arsenic
Kate Yandell | Oct 20, 2014
Researchers have discovered a transporter protein in rice that sequesters arsenic in vacuoles, preventing the toxic element from traveling into grains.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 28, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Jun 11, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Plant Scourges
Plant Scourges
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
A sampling of some of the most devastating crop pathogens
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Ed Yong | Oct 10, 2013
Two papers on plant immunity have been retracted, and questions remain about others with similar results. 
GM Rice Could Fight Diarrhea
GM Rice Could Fight Diarrhea
Kate Yandell | Aug 13, 2013
A genetically modified strain of rice produces an antibody that helps mice fight off rotaviruses.
GM Rice Researchers Sacked
GM Rice Researchers Sacked
Dan Cossins | Dec 13, 2012
An official investigation into a controversial GM rice study carried out with Chinese schoolchildren has resulted in the removal of three China-based researchers.