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India: Transgenic sugarcane developed

The Sugarcane Breeding Institute has developed transgenic sugarcane incorporating gene constructs, said its Director, Dr N. Vijayan Nair. Speaking to ...

Scientist lashes ‘irrational’ green groups for hypocrisy over GM crops

A pre-eminent Australian crop scientist and the former head of the world wheat breeding centre has launched a scathing attack ...
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Is Elvis in your children’s DNA future? Furor develops over possible use of ‘celebrity’ genes

A British artist’s plan to create a mouse with Elvis Presley’s DNA as part of a larger project to exploit ...

Rice lands on the radar of GMO researchers

On most GI charts, as illustrated on the Harvard Medical School website, the GI score for rice is an average ...
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First farmers: 7,000 year old caveman bones found

Spanish researchers have discovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of an individual that lived 7000 years ago. This discovery is the ...
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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...

A ban on the use of crops with transgenic traits is unscientific, says GM supporter

Science and technology hold the key to developing low-input, high-output agriculture. The challenge is to use new technologies creatively and ...
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Fighting breed-related diseases

The refinement of purebred dogs over the past four or five centuries has created interesting versions of Canis familiaris, such ...
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Wolf found in New Brunswick for first time in 150 years, testing confirms

Genetic testing has confirmed that an animal fatally shot last month by a hunter in northern New Brunswick was a ...

£1.25m cash for crop research

Researchers at the institute will identify DNA markers that can be used in barley breeding programmes to eliminate potential varieties ...
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Agrimovie series: Genetically modified food

Toad Pear raises some good points. Almost all the food we grow is a modification of ‘natural’ foods – plants ...