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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Environmental Protection Agency last week formally released the recommendations of a scientific advisory panel assembled earlier this year to explore the possible risks associated with plants modified to express gene-silencing dsRNAs, particularly for insecticidal ap

As the Environmental Protection Agency develops a framework for assessing the risks posed by RNAi as pest-control strategy in plants, one consumer advocacy group has expressed concern over agricultural use of the technology and asked the agency to temporarily hold off on approvin

As ag-bio giant Monsanto prepares to seek regulatory approval for a line of corn that uses RNAi to combat a key pest, the Environmental Protect Agency this week expressed concerns over the possible risks, both to humans and the environment, associated with plants that express gen

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioSeek today said that the US Environmental Protection Agency has extended the firm's contract to participate in the ToxCast screening program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Expression Analysis has netted a $27 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate toxicology-related RNA biomarkers for a set of up to 12,100 compounds in 121,100 biological samples being reviewed under EPA's ToxCast program, EA said today.

The initiative led by NIH and EPA is ramping up to complete HTS toxicological studies to generate predictive knowledge about 10,000 chemicals.

The firm said that the screening effort will likely push its revenue to the top end of its revenue guidance range for the fourth quarter and year.

A program funded by NIEHS and the EPA will give $16.5 million to Berkeley scientists in three centers studying the effects of chemicals on children.

The US Food and Drug Administration will provide expertise and information about chemicals to the National Chemical Genomics Center and the National Toxicology Program's screening project.

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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.