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Video: Can blight-resistant GMO trees save the American Chestnut?

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight ...
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Video: How disease-resistant GMO potatoes could help Uganda’s potato farmers reduce pesticide spraying

This video describes advances by the International Potato Center and the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) of Uganda to develop ...
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GMO crops in Africa: How South African farmers paved the way

“I feel I wasted my time working for over 20 years as an electrical engineer in Johannesburg,” said Khambi Frans ...
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EU food safety chief: Reelection—not reality—motivated Europe’s anti-glyphosate politicians

Some politicians spoke “loudly” against glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, before their elections but came back to reality ...
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Video: Our bodies continue ‘ticking right along’ after we die

When you’re dead, you’re dead—right? No pulse, no brain activity, no signs of life. But at the cellular level, things ...
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Video: A quick history of biotechnology

Here’s a history of DNA, genes, and chromosomes as fast as possible. Read full, original post: A History Of Biotechnology ...
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Funny or Die website: ‘All-Natural, Non-GMO 100% Gluten-Free Internet Video!’

If you've walked through the grocery store you've probably seen the marketing spin of food labels. “Non-GMO,” “gluten free,” “natural,” ...
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Video: Can CRISPR gene editing help solve world’s food and farming challenges?

A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is developing higher-yielding tomato plants with a gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9. Are ...
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About the musician who played the flute — during her brain surgery

A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those ...
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Video: How GMO bananas could help Ugandan farmers overcome bacterial wilt disease

Uganda's political system holds the key to helping farmers who are struggling with the devastating banana bacterial wilt disease. Read ...
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Video: Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine on GMOs and ‘chemophobia’

In this episode of The Dissenter, Ricardo Lopes interviews Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine about bioengineering, GMOs and "chemophobia." Ricardo ...
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Video: John Franz invented the herbicide glyphosate—is he a farming hero or villain?

Who's the man behind Glyphosate, and why is he winning some of the highest honors in science if his invention ...
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Video: The science behind insect-resistant GMO Bt corn—explained

Joel Ochieng, Senior Research Fellow and Leader of Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Nairobi, explains what a GMO is -- ...
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Futurist Jamie Metzl: Through gene editing ‘we will increasingly direct our own evolutionary process’

In this talk from last month's South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals, futurist Jamie ...
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Video: Innovative brain-mapping techniques could unlock neuroscience secrets

What [neuroscientist Tony] Zador showed me was a map of 50,000 neurons in the cerebral cortex of a mouse. It ...
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Video: How genetics is revolutionizing medicine and disease research

This three-part series of documentary shorts, produced by Retro Report in partnership with STAT, looks back at the roots of three of ...
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Video: Does ‘organic’ mean GMO-free?

The definition of what "GMO" means is most important in the context of organic production, because they’ve been the champions ...
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Video: How CRISPR can help us feed the world

Bread and chocolate are staples of the American diet. And a scientific team in California is working hard to make ...
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Video: How insect-resistant GMO crops help keep nearby organic farms pest free

Are Genetically Engineered crops good or bad for the surrounding environment? GREAT QUESTION! New research from the University of Maryland ...
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Video: How ‘gene banks’ preserve crop genetic diversity and help farmers around the world

Global agriculture faces unprecedented challenges. Critical to overcoming these challenges is conserving the diversity of the plants and animals we ...
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Video: Iowa farmer explains how GMO crops enable greenhouse gas reducing no-till farming

Ron Sass, a corn and soybean farmer from northeast Iowa, discusses how agricultural biotechnology has helped his family farm, and ...
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Animals with unique traits open window into understanding human diseases

From a bat’s wings to an elephant’s cancer resistance, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at University of Utah Health are ...
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Video: Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide fiasco explained

Dicamba… Miracle herbicide? Ultimate boondoggle? Bit of both really… These videos talks about why a 50 years old herbicide is ...
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Video: Why CRISPR gene-edited foods aren’t subject to USDA’s GMO regulations

In April 2016, the USDA gave the first approval to a CRISPR crop, clearing white-button mushroom that had been edited to ...
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Video: NASA-inspired ‘speed breeding’ tricks crops into growing faster

Australian scientists, inspired by NASA space experiments, have pioneered a new method of growing crops - known as 'speed breeding' ...
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Video: Watch DNA organization in real time

Your body is truly amazing. Every cell inside of it is capable of organizing massive messes of DNA into chromosomes ...
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Video: Josiah Zayner’s deep dive into DIY biohacking

In 2016, Josiah Zayner, a former synthetic biology research scientist at NASA, checked himself into a hotel room. Over the ...
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Video: How is lab-grown meat made—and can it overcome the ‘ick factor’?

Food scientists and startups are trying to make meat more ethically appealing by growing it — cell by cell — ...

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