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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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.