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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 ...
Video: Josiah Zayner's deep dive into DIY biohacking

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 ...
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Video: Entomologist Fred Gould critiques media coverage critical of gene drives

[At his talk on "Gene Drives in the News" at the National Academy of Sciences' Science of Science Communication III” Sackler ...
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Video: Explaining CRISPR gene editing with a toy train

When people refer to Crispr, they're probably talking about Crispr-Cas9, a complex of enzymes and genetic guides that together finds ...
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Video: Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on ‘troubling trend’ of misleading food labels

There’s been a lot of talk about the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed by the US Congress in 2016. The ...
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Video: Geneticist Nina Fedoroff on what to do when scientists and citizens disagree about GMOs

At the 2017 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Award held on Nov. 7 in the Georgia Center’s Mahler Auditorium, molecular biologist ...
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GMO stigma: The challenge of growing virus-resistant papaya in Hawaii

[Michael] Kamiya is a strong supporter of agricultural technology, which he credits for saving his family’s farm. He has childhood ...
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‘Science Moms’ documentary counters anti-GMO, anti-vaccine misinformation

In an era of fear-based marketing targeted to parents, one group of moms hopes to launch a movement of science-minded ...
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Video: Dissecting claim that Canadian professor is a ‘Monsanto sock puppet’

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recently brought forth allegations that professor Peter Phillips of the University of Saskatchewan is a Monsanto ...
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Video: Exploring the possibilities offered by CRISPR gene editing

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionised gene-editing, but cutting DNA isn’t all it can do. From turning gene expression on and ...
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Video: How glyphosate herbicide enables no-till, environmentally friendly farming

[Editor's note: Jake Freestone is the manager of an arable and sheep LEAF Demonstration Farm in Tewkesbury, England.] [N]o-till or zero-till, ...
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Video: Why organic and non-GMO labels don’t matter when it comes to eating healthy

[N]on-GMO labels do more than placate people concerned about scientists secretly tinkering with their food. They might persuade people to make ...
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Video: Coffee’s status as world’s favorite drink threatened by climate change, shallow gene pool

Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, a crop that requires specific temperatures to flourish and that is highly sensitive ...
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Video: How gene editing could help Kenyan farmers combat crop disease

In Kenya, maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) has plagued crops and affected yields to the point where food security has ...
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Scientist who found no glyphosate in breast milk faced anti-pesticide activist attacks

[Editor's note: Karl Haro von Mogel has a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.] ...
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Video: Miracle tomato? Israeli scientists developing tasty, drought-resistant variety

Finding out how to develop drought-tolerant tomatoes is one of the goals of this European Research project. Researchers here think ...
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