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Billionaire Randal Kirk behind GMO salmon, apples and mosquitoes

The world’s first genetically modified fish farm is a subsidiary of Intrexon, a $2.2bn company headed by Randal Kirk, a ...
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High-dose vitamin C treatment suppresses blood cancer in mice

A study has recently revealed that vitamin C may tell faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and ...
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‘GMOs Revealed’: Documentary series delivers familiar arguments from the fringe

Multi-part documentary series will be rolled out over nine days, offering familiar voices from the anti-GMO fringe ...
GMO ‘virus-free’ pigs stir debate about 'pushing limits' of genetic research

GMO ‘virus-free’ pigs stir debate about ‘pushing limits’ of genetic research

These pigs are really just like any other pigs, except they were born without any genes in their genomes that ...
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Will Britain fumble regulations on human and agricultural gene editing as it has on GMOs?

Britain has an opportunity to seize on the latest breakthroughs in gene editing and pioneer new approaches in agriculture, research ...
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Male sterility may be correctable through stem cell treatments, if mice studies lead to human cure

A common genetic cause of male infertility has been overcome in mice using a technique that creates healthy sperm in ...
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‘Futuristic star’: The scientist growing transplantable human organs in pigs

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte had spent years probing the inner workings of embryos, ferreting out the genes that give a ...
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‘Super cows’: How genetic tinkering could turn farm animals into cancer-fighting drug factories

While the overall biotech industry in South Dakota is small — about 66 firms — the state is emerging as ...
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Lessons from Ground Zero: Key Haven rejected release of GMO mosquitoes because of a ‘mistrust of science’

When Monroe County [Florida] held a nonbinding referendum last year on whether  to allow the experimental release of genetically modified ...
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‘There is no contradiction to being a vegan and eating GMO foods’

Should vegans support GMOs and biotechnology in agriculture as a means to optimize agriculture and minimize suffering and pain of ...
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First bioengineered ‘mutant ants’ could open research doors

Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have altered the ...
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Are cardiac stem cells a ‘fountain of youth’?

Cardiac stem cells derived from young hearts helped reverse the signs of aging when directly injected into the old hearts ...
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Micro RNA: Genetic suppression might control insect-borne diseases and limit pesticide use

New methods of controlling mosquitos without chemicals include releasing sterile males, spreading confusing pheromones and, most recently, disrupting egg development ...
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Anti-aging hormone boosts cognitive abilities in mice – could humans be next?

[Klotho is] a naturally occurring hormone in the body. More than two decades ago, Japanese researchers discovered that this hormone ...
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Genome destruction: CRISPR used to remove entire Y chromosome in mice

Researchers have managed to wipe out an entire mouse chromosome using CRISPR-Cas9. They aimed numerous double-strand breaks at either the ...
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Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about ‘confirmation bias’ in foodie and anti-GMO community

One of the more surprising reactions to the documentary--and disappointing to scientists--came from organic and agroecology supporters who called it ...
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Genetically engineered coral might bring bleached coral reefs back to life

A coral reef takes thousands of years to build, yet can vanish in an instant. The culprit is usually coral ...
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Viewpoint: Why the FDA should not be regulating genetically engineered animals (as drugs, no less)

[Editor's note: Henry Miller is founding director of the FDA's Office of Biotechnology. John Cohrssen is former counsel to the White ...
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Are obesity, diabetes and other diseases treatable using gene-therapy skin grafts?

A research team based at the University of Chicago has overcome challenges that have limited gene therapy and demonstrated how ...
28-years in development, GMO salmon now on sale in Canada--while US caught in labeling battle

28-years in development, GMO salmon now on sale in Canada–while US caught in labeling battle

The AquaBounty salmon, called AquAdvantage, is an Atlantic salmon that contains a growth hormone gene from a Chinook salmon...In the ...
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Antisocial bees could aid the study of autism in humans

A new study reveals that [antisocial bees] share a genetic profile with people who have autism spectrum disorders, which can ...
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Bio-weapons for good: Chemicals and genetics could battle havoc-creating zebra mussels

[Kenny Beckman’s lab at the University of Minnesota] expects to release...the first ever sequence of the entire genome of the ...
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Muscular dystrophy in dogs reversed with gene therapy–are children next?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common and, sadly, the most severe form of the debilitating genetic disorder. Now ...
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Food Evolution interview: Could ‘pro science’ documentary inspire a pro-GMO food movement?

Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the film's funding, and challenges the "ruthless ...
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Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: ‘I wanted to reset the debate’ over food and farming

Oscar-nominated director talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the reaction his documentary has received, both from GMO critics and ...
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DNA test identifies dogs more likely to become obese

Pet owners are getting their furry friends DNA tested to discover if they have a deadly disease, what their ancestral background is ...
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Fountain of youth? Stem cells show promise in slowing aging, rejuvenating brain — in mice

Stem cells in the brain could be the key to extending life and slowing ageing. These cells — which are ...
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