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Lab-grown microbes could reduce agriculture’s dependence on chemical pesticides and fertilizers

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There's a potentially huge technology risk on the horizon [for] fertilizer companies  ....  next-generation biotech products called microbials .... Microbials ...
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Humans will never set foot on Mars without biotechnology

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Elon Musk has captured our imaginations by releasing plans to put humans on Mars by 2022 and establish a colony ...

Monsanto’s licensing of CRISPR will allow faster, more accurate, cheaper crop modification

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...[U]ntil last week Monsanto was operating with a very noticeable omission in its research and development arsenal. It's a wonder it took ...
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Organic agriculture’s low yields aren’t sustainable

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The United Nations has estimated that food production will need to nearly double from 2008 levels by the year 2050 to ...
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GMO seeds boost corn yields more than 40%

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Throughout human history, as the world's population has grown, so, too, has the amount of arable land converted into farmland ...
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Ecocide hysteria: Nassim Taleb may be risk expert but doesn’t understand science of GMOs

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Nassim Taleb, one of my favorite authors and thought donors alive today, is making my efforts to spread knowledge about ...
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What the [email protected]$! is Synthetic Biology?

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Synthetic biology is often portrayed as the Next New Thing, a development that will revolutionize the way we think of ...

Fear of GMOs hurts US competitiveness, prevents ‘scientifically responsible’ investment

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Socially responsible investing has become pretty popular in recent years as a growing population of investors has decided to take ...

How genetic engineering can save the iconic American Chestnut tree

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An estimated 3 billion to 6 billion American chestnut trees once covered forests spreading from southern Mississippi to central Maine ...

Five unbelievable technologies made possible by synthetic biology

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Synthetic biology, or breaking down life into its basic component parts to create enhanced biological systems, can be likened to ...

Whole Foods GMO labeling requirements could alienate food suppliers

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With its voluntary GMO-labeling program that will be introduced in full by 2018, Whole Foods “will no doubt bolster its ...
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GMO foods and pharmaceuticals share regulatory similarities

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Contrary to fears of lack of regulation spread by GMO labeling advocates, GMO foods undergo much of the same types ...

Washington voters rightly rejected GMO labeling

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Washington voters made the right decision in rejecting the genetically modified food-labeling bill, writes Maxx Chatsko, a bioprocess engineer and ...

Trade barriers fan GMO misconceptions in Africa

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Monsanto attracts quite a bit of criticism for its transgenic crops and seeds, more commonly referred to as Genetically Modified Organisms, ...

Is it time to test your baby’s genetics?

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You're expecting. Got the baby crib? Check. Diapers and baby formula? Check. More diapers? Check. A prenatal, non-invasive test with ...

Myriad Genetics patent dispute: Genes are patentable, and that’s OK, says author

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The recent Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Geneticspatent dispute involving two genes for breast and ovarian cancer, BRCA 1 ...