'Ready and waiting': Why hasn't even one vitamin-enriched GMO crop been approved?

‘Ready and waiting’: Why hasn’t even one vitamin-enriched GMO crop been approved?

[Editor's note: Sterling Ericsson is a biology focused science communicator with a degree in molecular biology.] Traditional artificial breeding methods have been ...
Biocontainment: Genetic tweak could prevent accidental release of GMO bacteria from labs

Biocontainment: Genetic tweak could prevent accidental release of GMO bacteria from labs

When dealing with bacteria in a lab setting, it is often a requirement to ensure that the risk of the ...
Keys to human regeneration in worms and bioelectricity?

Keys to human regeneration in worms and bioelectricity?

[W]ith the advent of gene editing, the ability for humans to make replacement organs will only become more secure in ...
CRISPR primer: A detailed look at its history and varieties

CRISPR primer: A detailed look at its history and varieties

The most immediate thing to note is just how widespread CRISPR is as a process used by cellular life. About ...
How to stop fungi that infect, destroy crops? Target their 'friends'

How to stop fungi that infect, destroy crops? Target their ‘friends’

By itself, [the pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani] is responsible for the turfgrass disease called brown patch, sheath blight within rice, ...
Myth busting: RNA from GMO foods won't alter your genes

Myth busting: RNA from GMO foods won’t alter your genes

Biotech critics claim ingesting RNA from food like Monsanto’s Bt corn can change the genes of those that eat it ...