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Cancer Researcher Beatrice Mintz Dies at 100
Mintz’s experiments over her six-decade career were foundational to cancer and genetics research.
Cancer Researcher Beatrice Mintz Dies at 100
Cancer Researcher Beatrice Mintz Dies at 100

Mintz’s experiments over her six-decade career were foundational to cancer and genetics research.

Mintz’s experiments over her six-decade career were foundational to cancer and genetics research.

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EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2018 | 2 min read
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 | 3 min read
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 | 5 min read
Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.
Spider Silk
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2017 | 1 min read
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 | 2 min read
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.
Glowing Plants Firm Gets Venture Backing
Bob Grant | Aug 13, 2014 | 1 min read
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 | 1 min read
Scientists identify a set of genes that direct the synthesis of omega-3 fatty acids in the seed oil of Camelina sativa.
Genetically Modified Fashion
Kate Yandell | Jun 20, 2013 | 1 min read
Scientists have engineered silkworms to produce fluorescent fabrics.
Debate over Glowing Plants Grows
Bob Grant | Jun 5, 2013 | 2 min read
A Kickstarter project that promises donors Arabidopsis seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a stir.
Camel Pharmacies?
Hayley Dunning | Jun 4, 2012 | 2 min read
Researchers create transgenic cells that may help camels produce milk full of therapeutic proteins.
Cellular Workout
Megan Scudellari | Jan 18, 2012 | 3 min read
Autophagy, the cell’s recycling system, may be responsible for the health benefits of exercise.
Opinion: Animals with Human Material
Martin Bobrow | Sep 21, 2011 | 3 min read
Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.
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