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Fashion future? 5 surprising industries synthetic biology could take over

SynBioBeta | 
In this post, we highlight a few of the growing fields where burgeoning synthetic biologists can expect to find job ...
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5 ways CRISPR-engineered animals can help combat climate change

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Climate change is a man-made problem, but humans aren’t the only animals that will be impacted by warming temperatures and ...
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Five ways CRISPR plants can combat climate change

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Plants occupy a unique nexus when it comes to climate change. On the one hand, they can help prevent climate ...
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Can genetically engineered bacteria ward off a hangover?

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
We all know that alcohol is bad for you — like really bad for you — and a night of ...
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Scientists could produce ‘green’ beer with CRISPR-edited yeast, but consumer fear of GMOs may stand in the way

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
First came the IPAs and then the double IPAs, triple IPAs, and imperial IPAs....Like most hipsters, I love a good hoppy ...
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How synthetic biology can solve the problems we’ve created

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Human activity has wreaked havoc on the environment. Many of the products we rely on for our daily lives are ...
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CRISPR: How gene editing could provide clean water, cut pesticide use and protect the environment

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
CRISPR has been making headlines for its potential to treat or prevent diseases. But medicine isn’t the only science where ...
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How scientists are using CRISPR to make foods that directly benefit consumers

Scientists are now using a pioneering technology called CRISPR to edit a plant’s own genes, ushering in a host of ...
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From GMOs to CRISPR: Making sense of how genetic engineering tweaks nature

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Many new genetic engineering techniques have been stumbled upon by accident. Studying how bacteria defend themselves has led to CRISPR ...
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Digitizing DNA: Real reasons to worry about cyberbiosecurity

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The intersection between biology and digital technology opens the door for incredible discoveries, but also creates opportunities for dangerous events, ...
28-years in development, GMO salmon now on sale in Canada--while US caught in labeling battle

28-years in development, GMO salmon now on sale in Canada–while US caught in labeling battle

Washington Post | 
The AquaBounty salmon, called AquAdvantage, is an Atlantic salmon that contains a growth hormone gene from a Chinook salmon...In the ...
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‘Chemicals’ not biggest threat to food safety—and 9 other myths about modern farming busted

Washington Post | 
Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider these 10 modern myths about the most ancient occupation. 4. A pesticide ...
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Following controversial neonicotinoid study, researchers warn replacement pesticides may be worse for bees

Washington Post | 
Two large-scale studies published Thursday [June 29] suggest that common pesticides may harm bee colonies. In some cases, the pesticides ...
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Green Revolution 2.0: Agricultural technology ‘moonshot’ could change future of food

Washington Post | 
The first meeting of “Science Breakthroughs 2030” just convened to discuss the key advances essential for revolutionizing food and agriculture ...
Buried treasure: 'Game-changing' antibiotic found in dirt might protect against resistant killer bacteria

Buried treasure: ‘Game-changing’ antibiotic found in dirt might protect against resistant killer bacteria

Washington Post | 
Scientists have discovered a new kind of antibiotic — buried in dirt. Tests in animals show that it is effective ...
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Bee experts say ditch Cheerios’ wildflower seeds, plant native ones to fight pollinator decline

Blog | 
[Editor's note: Jenna Gallegos is a 5th year plant biology PhD student at the University of California, Davis.] Honeybees are ...
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Video: Genetic modification isn’t as ‘unnatural’ as you think

Science Says | 
[Editor's note: Jenna Gallegos is a plant biotechnology PhD student at the University of California - Davis and a member ...