Safer prenatal genetic tests: Fetal cells using antibody-coated chip

Safer prenatal genetic tests: Fetal cells using antibody-coated chip

Every pregnant woman who has considered getting a prenatal genetic test is familiar with the dilemma: Amniocentesis and chorionic villus ...
Can CRISPR gene editing revive promise of GMOs to provide hardier, more nutritious, better tasting crops?

Can CRISPR gene editing revive promise of GMOs to provide hardier, more nutritious, better tasting crops?

Using CRISPR to add—or remove—a plant trait is faster, more precise, easier, and in most cases cheaper than either traditional ...
Could GMO microbes provide new source of 'natural' vanilla?

Could GMO microbes provide new source of ‘natural’ vanilla?

World production of natural vanilla is tiny and has been falling in recent years... With demand on the upswing, trade ...

How do we begin to understand the microbiome?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  As soon as we ...

New technique to trace GMOs in food but not ready for prime time

As more governments across the globe start requiring food producers to label products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or even ...

RNA bandages to encourage wound healing

The following is an excerpt. Medical researchers think specially tailored RNA sequences could turn off genes in patients’ cells to ...

Supreme Court: Myriad Genetics’ monopoly on genetic cancer tests may be weakened

The following is an excerpt. Lawyers who attended last week’s Supreme Court arguments over the patentability of human genetic material say the justices ...

Engineered apples near approval

The following is an excerpt. Any parent will tell you, it’s hard to get a kid to eat an apple that’s ...