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WCNY | June 21, 2018
The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight. Researchers and geneticists at SUNY ESF have found a way to resurrect the American Chestnut through genetic engineering. They are now working on getting the new blight-resistant trees approved by...
Video: How disease-resistant GMO potatoes could help Uganda’s potato farmers reduce pesticide spraying
International Potato Center | June 18, 2018
This video describes advances by the International Potato Center and the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) of Uganda to develop a potato variety resistant to late blight. Read full, original post: Towards a Late Blight resistant potato for Africa
“I feel I wasted my time working for over 20 years as an electrical engineer in Johannesburg,” said Khambi Frans Malele as he stood and told more than 30 people assembled in a small, make-shift tent in South Africa his story of becoming a successful farmer. His audience was a...
Some politicians spoke “loudly” against glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, before their elections but came back to reality later on, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com in an interview. Some politicians spoke loudly before the election proposing to immediately ban glyphosate, but after the election,...
When you’re dead, you’re dead—right? No pulse, no brain activity, no signs of life. But at the cellular level, things can still be ticking right along—cells and processes ignorant of the fate of the whole organism. And some things—such as developmental genes—even kick into gear. This video explores what scientists...
Here’s a history of DNA, genes, and chromosomes as fast as possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3owdaJdvuhE Read full, original post: A History Of Biotechnology
If you've walked through the grocery store you've probably seen the marketing spin of food labels. “Non-GMO,” “gluten free,” “natural,” “organic” and “vegan” are just a few of the buzz words found on food and beverages at the supermarket. A new video on Funny Or Die is poking fun at...
Wall Street Journal | May 10, 2018
A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is developing higher-yielding tomato plants with a gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9. Are these products different from traditional GMOs? Read full, original post: Is Gene Editing the Future of Farming?
A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Cornell Alliance for Science | April 20, 2018
Uganda's political system holds the key to helping farmers who are struggling with the devastating banana bacterial wilt disease. Read full, original post: Politics stand between Ugandan farmers and the banana that does not wilt