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How to outwit weeds: Genetically engineered cotton that feeds on phosphite, an alternative, sustainable fertilizer

Carmen Drahl | 
Wily weeds can develop resistance to herbicides, allowing them to compete with genetically modified crops designed to tolerate weed-killing chemicals ...
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New GMO corn variety significantly increases yields by boosting photosynthesis

Melody Bomgardner | 
The biotech firm Benson Hill Biosystems and the seed company Beck’s say their six-year-old partnership has yielded a trait that increases ...
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Why don’t we yet have a universal flu vaccine?

Bethany Halford | 
By all accounts, the 2017–18 influenza season has been a bad one. It feels like everyone’s family has been hit, ...
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Killing cancer cells with the body’s own internal clock

Stu Borman | 
Women who work night shifts have substantially higher risks of breast, digestive system, and skin cancers, a recent study found ...
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‘Synthetic lethality’ targets cancer cells by damaging vulnerable DNA

Lisa Jarvis | 
By designing small molecules that can “turn off” kinase enzymes stuck in the “on” position, they have managed to ward ...
Waismann Method on Effects of Opiate Dependence on Learning and Memory Pathways in the Brain

New generation of biotechnology could unlock brain mysteries

Chris Morrison | 
Though genetics has fundamentally changed the pace of drug development for many therapeutic areas, the brain has been slow to reveal ...

Will gene editing, corporate consolidation bring agricultural revolution?

Melody Bomgardner | 
A new day is dawning for agriculture. When asked to describe the magnitude of the coming change, experts harken back ...