Nav: Home

Genetically Modified Current Events

Genetically Modified Current Events, Genetically Modified News Articles.
Sort By: Most Viewed | Most Recent
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
Farming's genetic revolution has yet to materialise
New figures reveal that genetically engineered crops may not be bringing about the revolution in agricuture expected. (1999-07-07)
Scientists engineer mosquito immune system to fight Malaria
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have demonstrated that the Anopheles mosquito's innate immune system could be genetically engineered to block the transmission of malaria-causing parasites to humans. (2011-12-22)
Unexpected turn in diabetes research
Years of diabetes research carried out on mice whose DNA had been altered with a human growth hormone gene is now ripe for reinterpretation after a new study by researchers at KU Leuven confirms that the gene had an unintended effect on the mice's insulin production, a key variable in diabetes research. (2015-01-20)
Slowing insect resistance to genetically modified crops
Genetically modified Bt crops are now widely used in the USA. (2002-10-30)
Coming soon: Genetically edited fruit?
Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Biotechnology on Aug. (2014-08-13)
Consumers willing to pay premium for healthier genetically modified foods: ISU study
A study by an Iowa State University researcher shows that consumers are eager to get their hands on, and teeth into, foods that are genetically modified to increase health benefits - and even pay more for the opportunity. (2011-09-14)
From embryonic stem cells, a sperm replacement and easier path to genetic modification
Not only will the advance make it easier to produce genetically modified mice, but it may also enable genetic modification of animals that can't be modified by today's means. (2012-04-26)
The amendment to the law on green Genetic Engineering inhibits innovation and research in Germany
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) sees the draft amendment to the Genetic Engineering Act as a restriction on innovation and research in Germany. (2004-07-06)
ASTA opposes EU proposal to label genetically modified seed
There is no scientific rationale for labeling seed based on the method used to produce it, says the American Seed Trade Association in response to the European Union's recent proposal to the World Trade Organization to require labeling of genetically modified seed. (2000-04-18)
Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds
Farmers growing genetically modified rice in field trials in China report higher crop yields, reduced pesticide use and fewer pesticide-related health problems, according to a study by researchers in China and at Rutgers University and the University of California, Davis. (2005-04-28)
Modified crops reveal hidden cost of resistance
Genetically modified squash plants that are resistant to a debilitating viral disease become more vulnerable to a fatal bacterial infection, according to biologists. (2009-10-26)
Genetically engineered bacteria prevent mosquitoes from transmitting malaria
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have genetically modified a bacterium commonly found in the mosquito's midgut and found that the parasite that causes malaria in people does not survive in mosquitoes carrying the modified bacterium. (2012-07-16)
New tool can help estimate genetically modified pollen spread
Food purists may have cause to celebrate thanks to a recent international study directed by the University of British Columbia. (2017-04-10)
IBS Center to host session on CRISPR genome editing in upcoming WCSJ
Jin-Soo Kim, director of the Center for Genome Editing at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) will host a session titled 'CRISPR Genome Editing in Medicine and Biotechnology' at the upcoming World Conference for Science Journalists (WCSJ) to be held in Seoul, South Korea at Coex from June 8-12. (2015-06-03)
Genetically modified bacterium as remedy for intestinal diseases
Researchers from VIB at Ghent University are joining the fight against chronic intestinal disease with a genetically modified bacterium (Lactococcus lactis). (2004-09-14)
Genetically modified eggplants (aubergines) shown to be 30% more productive
Research, published in the online journal, BMC Biotechnology shows how researchers in Italy have used genetically modified eggplants made by the introduction of a gene that increases the level of the plant hormone indole acetic acid (IAA) to produce seedless fruits. (2002-04-26)
Filtering out pesticides with E. coli
Genetically modified bacteria could be used in air filters to extract pesticide vapors from polluted air thanks to work by researchers in China published this month in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution. (2011-04-14)
Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade
Genetically modified organisms for pest control could end up as contaminants in agricultural products throughout the globe. (2017-02-01)
Peas With Built-In Weevil Resistance
CSIRO announced today that it has produced genetically modified peas almost one hundred percent resistant to weevils. (1998-05-28)
Genetically modified cows may help combat bovine tuberculosis
Researchers have used a technique called transgenic somatic cell nuclear transfer to generate cattle whose cells express a gene that confers resistance to the bacterium that causes bovine tuberculosis. (2016-01-19)
EU decision process hinders use of genetically modified trees
Just like other crops, trees can be genetically modified in order to introduce new, useful characteristics. (2016-02-24)
Less effective DNA repair process takes over as mice age
Biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov have discovered one reason for increasing DNA damage in older vertebrates: the primary repair process begins to fail with increasing age and is replaced by one that is less accurate. (2014-09-09)
United Nations Biosafety meeting to take place in Brazil
The 132 member governments to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety are meeting in Curitiba, Brazil from 13 to 17 March 2006 to clarify international trade rules for genetically modified commodities. (2006-03-01)
Conference on ag biotech and GMOs Nov. 15-16
The controversy over genetically engineered crops and the foods derived from them will be examined by speakers from organizations ranging from Greenpeace to Monsanto Nov. (2000-10-10)
Food science expert: Genetically modified crops are overregulated
University of Illinois professor emeritus of the department of food science and nutrition Bruce Chassy will present a talk in which he argues genetically modified foods are safe for consumption and overregulated. (2013-02-17)
GMP monitoring must take into account important types of indicators
The 8th issue of the open access Biorisk journal is devoted to the topic of development and standardization of monitoring of genetically modified plants (GMP). (2013-08-08)
Math anxiety factors into understanding genetically modified food messages
People who feel intimidated by math may be less able to understand messages about genetically modified foods and other health-related information, according to researchers. (2014-02-27)
More evidence that caffeine lowers risk of skin cancer
Researchers from Rutgers University and University of Washington strengthen their theory that caffeine guards against skin cancer. (2011-08-15)
Famine fear won't sway minds on GM crops
A recent study by Cornell University showed that stories of how GM crops could have prevented the Irish Potato Famine were no more likely to boost support for disease-resistant genetically modified crops than were generic crop-disease descriptions. (2014-06-11)
New findings in India's Bt cotton controversy: Good for the field, bad for the farm?
Crop yields from India's first genetically modified crop may have been overemphasized, as modest rises in crop yields may come at the expense of sustainable farm management, says a new study by a Washington University in St. (2011-02-07)
New GM mosquito sexing technique is step towards malaria control, report scientists
Scientists have genetically modified male mosquitoes to express a glowing protein in their gonads, in an advance that allows them to separate the different sexes quickly. (2005-10-09)
Super-sized cassava plants may help fight hunger in Africa
In a recent study, genetically modified cassava plants produced roots that were more than two-and-a-half times the size of normal cassava roots. (2006-05-24)
Clemson-led team makes breakthrough in controlling Bt resistance in pests
Science, America's most respected research journal, today (Aug. 3) reports the breakthrough findings of a scientific team led by a Clemson University researcher. (2001-08-03)
Researchers open the door to biological computers
Genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits. (2010-12-14)
Impact of genetically engineered fish subject of U of Minnesota study
A four-year, $425,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) to the University of Miinnesota will support the first scientific research on the effects of introducing tilapia that has been genetically engineered for growth enhancement into Thailand. (2001-11-01)
Genetically modified plants hold the key to saving the banana industry
Queensland University of Technology scientists have genetically modified a trial crop of banana plants to survive a soil-borne fungus which has wiped out plantations in the Northern Territory and is threatening crops across the globe. (2011-02-07)
Fight between GMOS and the bugs they repel may not be over
Mark Whalon, a Michigan State University entomology professor, says that farmers and those marketing genetically modified seeds shouldn't become complacent because so far there has been no documented evidence that insects have developed resistance to crops engineered to repel them. (2001-08-29)
Johns Hopkins scientists pull protein's tail to curtail cancer
When researchers look inside human cancer cells for the whereabouts of an important tumor-suppressor, they often catch the protein playing hooky, lolling around in cellular broth instead of muscling its way out to the cells' membranes and foiling cancer growth. (2008-12-30)
'Superweeds' linked to rising herbicide use in GM crops
A new study out of Washington State University finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops -- cotton, soybeans and corn -- has actually increased. (2012-10-02)
Gene therapy may increase cancer cure rates, medical physicists show
An innovative combination of two medical procedures-gene therapy and radiation therapy--can increase cancer cure rates by significant amounts compared to the cure rates offered by conventional radiation therapy alone, a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) team has concluded. (2002-08-13)
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Best Science Podcasts 2017

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2017. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: Radiolab

Radiolab Presents: Anna in Somalia
This week, we are presenting a story from NPR foreign correspondent Gregory Warner and his new globe-trotting podcast Rough Translation. Mohammed was having the best six months of his life - working a job he loved, making mixtapes for his sweetheart - when the communist Somali regime perp-walked him out of his own home, and sentenced him to a lifetime of solitary confinement.  With only concrete walls and cockroaches to keep him company, Mohammed felt miserable, alone, despondent.  But then one day, eight months into his sentence, he heard a whisper, a whisper that would open up a portal to - of all places and times - 19th century Russia, and that would teach him how to live and love again. 
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Future Consequences
From data collection to gene editing to AI, what we once considered science fiction is now becoming reality. This hour, TED speakers explore the future consequences of our present actions. Guests include designer Anab Jain, futurist Juan Enriquez, biologist Paul Knoepfler, and neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris.