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Cases of Dengue Drop 91 Percent Due to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes – Entomology Today

Using this technique, scientists have reduced the cases of dengue, which can be deadly, by 91% in a neighborhood called CECAP/Eldorado in the city Piracicaba, which is located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. There were only 12 cases of dengue in the area, versus 133 cases the previous year. Surrounding areas also saw […]

Canola genetically engineered to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids – GENeS

Scientists from Dow AgroBiosciences have for the first time genetically engineered canola, a widely grown oilseed crop, to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Continue reading → Source: Canola genetically engineered to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids – GENeS

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Metabolic Engineering of Wheat Provitamin A by Simultaneously Overexpressing CrtB and Silencing Carotenoid Hydroxylase (TaHYD) Increasing the provitamin A content in staple crops via carotenoid metabolic engineering is one way to address vitamin A deficiency. In this work a combination of methods was applied to specifically increase β-carotene content in wheat by metabolic engineering. Endosperm-specific […]

PNNL: News – Climate-friendly rice recognized as a top science development of 2015

  The creation of a new kind of rice which gives off nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions during its growth has earned kudos for a PNNL scientist and colleagues from around the globe. Source: PNNL: News – Climate-friendly rice recognized as a top science development of 2015

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GMO Arctic Apples at a Vegan Potluck

We shared some GMO apples at a vegan Potluck and this is what happened.

Matt Moscou’s plant discovery leads to human leukaemia treatment

Doctors have cured a one-year-old girl of leukaemia using a technology developed by TSL scientist Dr Matt Moscou. Dr Moscou, whose research centres on how some plants are susceptible to diseases while others are not, developed a new genome editing technique as a side interest to his research into plant disease immunity at his former […]

Bits of bacterial DNA naturally lurk inside sweet potatoes | Science News

Sweet potatoes farmed worldwide picked up a bit of genetic engineering — without human help. via Bits of bacterial DNA naturally lurk inside sweet potatoes | Science News.

Seeds of change : Nature News & Comment

Seeds of change : Nature News The European Union faces a fresh battle over next-generation plant-breeding techniques.

Can GMOs Save Chocolate? – The Plate: Rebecca Rupp

Can GMOs Save Chocolate? – The Plate: Rebecca Rupp.

No one should be afraid of synthetic biology-produced vanilla.

This year, a company that creates vanillin with synthetic biology—a discipline that uses biochemistry to design DNA that controls balanced, interconnected behaviors in living cells such as yeast—has stepped up the marketing of its product. via No one should be afraid of synthetic biology-produced vanilla..

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