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Transgenic salmon hybridize with trout, produce sterile offspring

A recent "worst case scenario" breeding experiment has opponents of the AquAdvantage salmon unduly scared ...

Efforts to revive extinct species miss the point

The following is an excerpt. “We will get woolly mammoths back.” So vowed environmentalist Stewart Brand at the TED conference ...

Genetically modified mosquitos can’t find human prey

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have discovered that mutating a smell-related gene in mosquitoes hinders their ability to sniff ...
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Biotech crops do not produce new allergens or toxins

The idea that GM crops might result in novel allergens is "at best wildly misleading and at worse an all-out ...

Engineered mosquitoes stymie malaria’s spread with bacteria

The following is an excerpt. Find a link to the full story below. Scientists have engineered mosquitoes to carry a ...
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AquAdvantage salmon: “Frankenfish” or “Wunderfish”?

Even with approval inching ever-closer for the AquAdvantage salmon, the debate about its safety rages on ...

Bizarre yet beneficial uses of modern biotech

The following is an excerpt. After learning about human genetic engineering, many readers might want to find out about some examples ...
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Media mangles latest biotech innovation—hornless cows

Despite exaggerated claims from various media outlets over the weekend, the innovations that led to the hornless dairy cow are ...
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Lab-grown kidneys work in rats, offer hope for human transplants

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital report a medical first: lab-grown kidneys successfully transplanted into rats, where they functioned properly -- ...
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New regulations pending for unproven veterinary stem cell treatments

New guidance from the FDA could soon rein in veterinary uses of stem cells, a practice that has exploded in ...

Who wants to live alongside sabre-toothed tigers?

The following is an excerpt. A few weeks back I chanced across a post by Carla Sinclair at BoingBoing in which she ...
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De-extinction: Looking past the awe

De-extinction -- the revival of extinct species through biotechnology -- is an intoxicating idea. Who doesn't want the chance to ...
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Frankenstein’s Cat: How animal biotechnology informs us about our humanity

Science writer Emily Anthes' new book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts provides an animated review of ...

Man’s best friend points the way in genetics research

Dogs may soon become man's best friend on a level that goes far beyond companionship and loyalty. Researchers report that ...
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