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Upgrading photosynthesis through genetic engineering

Ben Richmond | 
The amount of land dedicated to farming is shrinking, the world's crop productivity is stagnating, and the population is still ...

Project aims to develop biotech disease-resistant potato to pass both US and EU regulations

Emiko Jozuka | 
Spuds are a staple diet for many people on Earth. While potatoes seem like robust vegetables, they’re actually pretty susceptible ...

Genetic engineering could fix deadly banana virus

Kaleigh Rogers | 
You might be glad you stored those 18 black bananas in your freezer ("in case you want to make muffins"), ...

NASA scientist tells story behind fake plea for help over ‘framed’ DNA test that went viral

Kari Paul | 
​A Craigslist ad thoug​ht to be covert advertising or “viral marketing for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie” is actually an experimental ...
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‘Search and replace’ CRISPR DNA tool gaining traction despite calls for moratorium

Steph Yin | 
Momentum has been rapidly mounting around a technology called CRISP​R-Cas9, often described as a “search and replace” tool for DNA. The reason? ...
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Male-dominated prosthetics industry fails to serve women amputees

Rose Eveleth | 
When a woman puts on a prosthetic foot or a knee or an arm, she often finds that it’s not quite ...

Can color-changing flowers quell fears about GMOs?

Jason Koebler | 
In a couple years, if you’re at the florist and are trying to decide between red roses or yellow roses, ...

Privacy, security concerns still not resolved in for large scale genome sequencing

Joseph Cox | 
Medicine will be revolutionised in the 21st century, thanks largely to our increasing understanding and collection of genetic data. Genetic ...

It’s time to start encrypting our genomes

Jason Koebler | 
The next time your privacy is invaded might not involve text messages, web browsing histories, or hidden cameras—it could involve ...

Artisanal salami…made with the meat of cloned celebrities?

Brian Merchant | 
"BiteLabs grows meat from celebrity tissue samples and uses it to make artisanal salami." So proclaims the copy on, ...
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Without accurate genome sequencing, personalized medicine is a goner

Jason Koebler | 
It's hard to correctly read every one of the six-billion base pairs in a human genome. But without precision sequencing, ...

Uzbekistan’s plan to genetically groom Olympic athletes won’t work

Jason Koebler | 
In a few years, we'll look back at the Sochi Olympics as the last one where being chosen as an ...

Should the FDA take a libertarian view of personal genomics?

Greg Thomas | 
Geneticists, lawyers, students and industry experts packed into a conference room on Stanford's campus this week to discuss the ethics ...
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Study demonstrates net environmental benefit of GM crops

Michael Byrne | 
Touting the environmental friendliness of insect-resistant, GM crops — demonstrated in a new study on Bt corn -- may be a ...
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Inheriting an intellectual edge

Elijah Wolfson | 
Shouldn’t you be able to study hard and get smart? Yes and no. IQ is about 50 percent heritable -- ...
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Crops that can genetically modify their pests

Michael Byrne | 
Imagine a future in which genetically engineered plants are able to genetically engineer -- and thereby defeat -- their own ...

I gave my DNA to a company in China so they can manufacture genius babies

Aleks Eror | 
The following is an edited excerpt. At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people, ...