Biotechnology

Review: 'Seeds of Science' explores GMO crop debates

Aug 13, 2018

Book review: 'Seeds of Science' examines genetically modified crops from both sides of the debate

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

Aug 6, 2018

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

EU top court rules new breeding techniques count as GMOs

Jul 25, 2018

The European Union's top court has ruled that a series of new biotechnology breeding techniques should fall under the EU's GMO rules of safety checks and labeling, even if some exemptions may apply

$1.5B settlement in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed

Mar 13, 2018

A $1.5 billion settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

Settlement reached in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed

Mar 13, 2018

A Swiss agribusiness giant has agreed to a $1.5 billion settlement in a lawsuit over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Feb 13, 2018

Scientists are trying gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS

2nd man has gene editing; therapy has no safety flags so far

Feb 7, 2018

Doctors have treated a second patient in a historic gene editing study in California

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Jan 25, 2018

The primate barrier has been broken: For the first time, scientists have successfully created monkeys by using the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Are humans up next?

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

Dec 19, 2017

U.S. health officials approve gene therapy that can restore the sight of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

Nov 15, 2017

American scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in hope of curing a disease.

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