Cancer drugs could be grown in chicken eggs

Cancer drugs could be grown in chicken eggs

Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid ...
Can farmers reduce pesticide use but maintain expected yields? Study of French farms says yes

Can farmers reduce pesticide use but maintain expected yields? Study of French farms says yes

A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in France has found that lowering the amount of pesticides ...
Video: Agricultural robot roams fields to monitor crops and their DNA

Video: Agricultural robot roams fields to monitor crops and their DNA

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of ...
Nanoparticles: Parkinson's, cancer, heart disease treatments boosted by DNA 'barcodes'

Nanoparticles: Parkinson’s, cancer, heart disease treatments boosted by DNA ‘barcodes’

Using tiny snippets of DNA as "barcodes," researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles ...
Nanoparticle-delivered CRISPR tools could treat hemophilia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy

Nanoparticle-delivered CRISPR tools could treat hemophilia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy

More and more scientists are using the powerful new gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9, a technology isolated from bacteria, that ...
'Dark genome' could yield answers to complex genetic diseases

‘Dark genome’ could yield answers to complex genetic diseases

The mysterious majority – as much as 98 percent – of our DNA do not code for proteins. Much of ...
Random acts of kindness may be fueled by microbes

Random acts of kindness may be fueled by microbes

Why do people commonly go out of their way to do something nice for another person...and how could such altruistic ...
Insect resistant Bt corn losing effectiveness against earworm, study finds

Insect resistant Bt corn losing effectiveness against earworm, study finds

Editor's Note: This article discusses a research paper called "Field-Evolved Resistance in Corn Earworm to Cry Proteins Expressed by Transgenic ...

Reprogrammable genes may make donor transplants easier for patients

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a novel strategy to reprogram cells from one type to another in ...
How pizza and Sudoku helped drastically cut time and cost of studying gene's function

How pizza and Sudoku helped drastically cut time and cost of studying gene’s function

One of the best strategies scientists have to determine what a particular gene does is to remove it from the ...
Model predicts banning GMOs would spike greenhouse gas emissions and food prices

Model predicts banning GMOs would spike greenhouse gas emissions and food prices

A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons ...

High-elevation maize genes may hold keys to help crops adapt to changing climate

With the onset of climate change and changes in irrigation, adapting food crops to grow in diverse environments could help ...
New biofortified GMO rice could alleviate iron, zinc deficiencies

New biofortified GMO rice could alleviate iron, zinc deficiencies

Rice is the staple food for billions of people throughout the developing world. But beyond easing hunger pains and providing ...
Regulators find no harm in GM mosquitoes despite public concern

Regulators find no harm in GM mosquitoes despite public concern

A type of genetically modified mosquito made by the British company Oxitec should pose no danger to the environment, US ...
German institute deploys transgenics to fight harmful insects without toxins

German institute deploys transgenics to fight harmful insects without toxins

South America is fighting a battle against tiger mosquitoes that transmit yellow fever, dengue fever and the Zika virus. In ...

Scientists achieve breakthrough in large-scale stem cell production

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Human pluripotent stem cells ...

DNA origami may lead to more complex biological structures

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Ten years after its ...
Understanding genetics of woody plants could aid development of biofuels

Understanding genetics of woody plants could aid development of biofuels

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Large, fast-growing poplar trees ...

Advancements in genetics usher new age of nanotechnology

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. DNA is one of ...
Evolutionary riddle: Why do women live longer than men?

Evolutionary riddle: Why do women live longer than men?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Women live longer than ...

What percent coral are you? New research shows genetic overlap with humans

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. UH Mānoa scientists at ...

Microbiome research needs international database for data storage

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a paper published ...

Can DIY synthetic biology democratize biotechnology?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the 1970s a ...
Cornell researchers find glyphosate herbicide unlikely source of Monarch butterfly decline

Cornell researchers find glyphosate herbicide unlikely source of Monarch butterfly decline

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the face of ...
Scientists document natural transfer of DNA between insects and trees

Scientists document natural transfer of DNA between insects and trees

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Very few cases of ...
Law enforcement agencies seek private genetic information from 23andMe, Ancestry.com

Law enforcement agencies seek private genetic information from 23andMe, Ancestry.com

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Investigators are broadening their ...

How much virus lurks in your DNA?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Think your DNA is ...

Modified CRISPR controls expression of stem cell DNA

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Combining the two most ...