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EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2018
Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.
2017 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2017
Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.
Meet the Transgenic Silkworms That Are Spinning Out Spider Silk
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.
Staff | Sep 30, 2017
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.
GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers
Kerry Grens | Jul 21, 2015
Release of a transgenic version of
, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.
Glowing Plants Firm Gets Venture Backing
Bob Grant | Aug 13, 2014
After raising more than $450,000 on Kickstarter, a startup making glow-in-the-dark houseplants attracts seed funding from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
Transgenic Plant Produces Omega-3s
Tracy Vence | Jan 3, 2014
Scientists identify a set of genes that direct the synthesis of omega-3 fatty acids in the seed oil of
Genetically Modified Fashion
Kate Yandell | Jun 20, 2013
Scientists have engineered silkworms to produce fluorescent fabrics.
Debate over Glowing Plants Grows
Bob Grant | Jun 5, 2013
A Kickstarter project that promises donors
seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a stir.
Hayley Dunning | Jun 4, 2012
Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.