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Argentina developing pest-resistant, GMO cotton using gene-silencing technology

In Argentina, the presence of the cotton weevil represents a challenge for cotton production due to the productive losses it ...
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Infographic: Are genetically engineered crops less safe than classically-bred food?

Crops and foods today are not what they used to look like. Farmers and plant breeders have been modifying plant ...
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Hypoallergenic foods: Genetic engineering could help prevent 30,000 US ER visits annually

Hortense Dodo has genetically engineered a hypoallergenic peanut. But she isn’t targeting people with peanut allergies. Not directly, anyway. ...
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Gene silencing through RNA interference scores first drug approval

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first drug based on RNA interference (RNAi). Unlike media darlings gene therapy ...