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U.S. panel urges end to secret DNA testing

Sharon Begley | 
Blood stains from bandages and tampons? Ship them in a paper envelope for paternity, ancestry or health testing. EasyDNA also ...

Australian scientists develop genetic test to predict autism

Australian scientists have developed a genetic test to predict autism spectrum disorder in children, which could provide a long-sought way ...

Paraguay bets on genetically modified soy and corn

Paraguay will approve Monsanto's genetically modified Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds before the end of this year along with new ...

Myriad wins gene patent ruling from US appeals court

Jonathan Stempel | 
A U.S. federal appeals court has once again affirmed the right of Myriad Genetics Inc to patent two genes linked ...
Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

Kate Kelland | 
There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired with injected substances that switch off ...

Slow EU approvals seen growing threat to soy trade

Nigel Hunt | 
Slow European Union approval of genetically modified soybeans is likely to pose a growing threat to trade as the pace ...

Monsanto defends GMO soy royalties in Brazil court

U.S. biotechnology company Monsanto Co is defending its right in Brazil to apply royalties to its patented Roundup Ready soybeans, ...
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Genetically modified India

Gokul Chandrasekar | 
The debate over regulating genetically modified crops in India is back after two years of silence that followed the moratorium ...

Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding

Kate Kelland | 
Leading scientists, biomedical research bodies and patient groups urged the European Parliament on Friday to maintain vital European Union funding ...

Doctors try to make sense of cancer’s genetic jumble

Julie Steenhuysen | 
Not too long ago, knowing the organ where a cancer first takes hold was generally all a doctor needed to ...

Germany to oppose easing of GM trace rules

Michael Hogan | 
Germany will oppose any European Union move to allow traces of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) organisms in food in a similar ...

EU plans to let traces of unapproved GMOs in food

Tiny amounts of unapproved genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be permitted in food imports to the European Union under draft ...

U.S. House biotech proposal would bypass courts-critic

A provision in a U.S. House bill would allow farmers to grow genetically modified crops while court battles are under ...

Rights group aims to stop killing of Canada GMO pigs

Rod Nickel | 
A U.S. animal rights group hopes to save a herd of genetically modified pigs from early deaths after funding dried ...