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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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Video: Are genetically modified foods ‘unnatural’?

It's such a simple question. Naturally, the answer is far more complex than it ought to be. We've always messed ...
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Video: Biohacker documents his own DIY gene therapy

DIY gene therapy is far from the mainstream, but the numbers of people who are attempting to genetically engineer their ...
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Video: DNA ancestry tests can change the identity of those who see themselves as ‘white’

As more Americans take advantage of genetic testing to pinpoint the makeup of their DNA, the technology is coming head ...
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Video: Watch CRISPR’s cutting skills in action

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique is an important concept to know about in these days of biotech advances, but it can be pretty ...
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Video: Are GMO crops and organic farming necessarily at odds?

GMO vs Organic... The ultimate food fight right? Not really. Lots of GMOs could be grown organically, and lots of ...
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Glory of plants in 3D: CRISPR gene-editing, imaging technology unlock genetic secrets

Advances in imaging technology — allowing researchers to peer inside plant structures in 3D — mean that biologists are seeking ...
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Time-lapse video: Gene-silenced non-browning Arctic Apple vs conventional fruit

It can sometimes be a challenge to demonstrate the impact of the non-browning trait. But seeing is believing, so take ...
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Video: Ancient virus could explain how human memories are formed

The particulars surrounding how our memory works has baffled neuroscientists for decades. Turns out, it’s a very sophisticated process involving ...
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Video: New strain of wheat stem rust in Uganda could wreak havoc on world’s breadbaskets

There was a time when one of the most dangerous crop diseases a wheat farmer could encounter in the field was ...