11. June 2013 23:18
In April three biohackers from a California Do-It-Yourself biology lab, BioCurious, posted a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource their plan to bioengineer a glowing plant. They asked for $65,000. But by the close of their campaign at midnight on Thursday, June 6, they had raised a remarkable... [More]
5. March 2013 20:45
Sixty years ago, scientists first discovered DNA, the structure in which a person’s genes are encoded. Since then, our knowledge of the genome has revolutionized medicine. But when it comes to the U.S. legal system, important questions about what a gene is remain unsolved.
Here's one questi... [More]
15. February 2013 01:44
Yesterday Intelligence Squared held a debate (watch it in its entirety here) on whether we should prohibit genetically engineered babies. Arguing for the motion were CRG Board Chair Professor Sheldon Krimsky and Robert Winston, professor at Imperial College London. Arguing agains... [More]
14. February 2013 23:30
Could you envision a world without genetic diseases, where parents could control their child’s height, muscle strength, eye color, personality, and even intelligence? Some might consider this a tempting endeavor while others see it as a horrifying science fiction novel turning into reality... [More]
14. February 2013 00:07
Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring’s height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don’t fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases t... [More]
31. October 2011 19:58
The first release, which was discussed in a scientific paper published online on Sunday by the journal Nature Biotechnology, took place in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean in 2009 and caught the international scientific community by surprise. Oxitec has subsequently released the mod... [More]
5. August 2011 02:08
In December 2010, an international workshop for Islamic scholars was held in Penang, Malaysia on the theme “Agribiotechnology: Shariah Compliance.” The little publicized event was not attended by any of the NGO’s in Malaysia with a background in biotech issues.&nb... [More]
16. March 2011 21:17
Innovation with respect to emerging technologies—such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and genetic engineering—requires not only coordinated research and development but also appropriate and balanced oversight. To help ensure such balance, the White House Emerging Techno... [More]
15. March 2011 23:44
A growing number of consumer activists are staging demonstrations all over the US, with the largest so far at theWhite House on March 26, 2011.
They demand labeling of genetically modified foods and they’re urging activists around the country to
“Rally for the Right to ... [More]
17. February 2011 22:40
Alfalfa's roots go deep in the soil and deep in history. Prized by the ancient Persians, this high-protein "Queen of Forages" is still treasured. It is the fourth-largest crop grown in the United States, primarily for feeding cattle. And it is the latest one to fall to the Empire of Monsanto.