Biotechnology

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.

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

Oct 10, 2017

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet Thursday to consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy aimed at restoring vision for some people with hereditary blindness

Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade case

Sep 26, 2017

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has agreed to settle tens of thousands of US lawsuits by farmers over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports

European court sides with Italian farmer pushing GM crops

Sep 13, 2017

The European Union court has ruled in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's laws by planting genetically modified corn

US clears first 'living drug' for tough childhood leukemia

Aug 30, 2017

Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia

Canada OKs Idaho company's genetically engineered potatoes

Aug 3, 2017

Canadian officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat

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