genetic engineering

Of Many Minds

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Biohacking Worries

The New York Times reports that biohackers are also concerned about the potential harms of DIY genetic engineering.

Researcher convicted of stealing genetically modified rice seeds gets 10 years, Reuters reports.

New Skin

Genetically engineered cells help treat a boy with a rare genetic skin condition, the Los Angeles Times reports.

For Bananas

BBC News reports that Australian researchers are using genetic engineering to make disease-resistant bananas.

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True Blue

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Genome Biology this week: dynamics of sex-determining regions in brown algae, genome-engineering software tool, and more.

From Mosquito to Moth

The bioengineering firm Oxitec is developing a moth to stop an agricultural pest, Wired reports.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.