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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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.