genetic engineering

G.M.O. Foods Will Soon Require Labels. What Will the Labels Say?

G.M.O. Foods Will Soon Require Labels. What Will the Labels Say?

Soybeans that have been genetically modified to be herbicide-tolerant. Federal law will soon require labels for foods that contain G.M.O.s.
What Is CRISPR and What Can It Really Do?

What Is CRISPR and What Can It Really Do?

A DNA-editing technique called CRISPR keeps popping up in the news, in one medical breakthrough after another. In theory, CRISPR can find any problem area in DNA, snip it out, and replace it with a
As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

Across the country, biohackers — hobbyists, amateur geneticists, students and enthusiasts — are practicing gene editing, concerning some bioterrorism experts.
What Is CRISPR and What Can It Really Do?

What Is CRISPR and What Can It Really Do?

A DNA-editing technique called CRISPR keeps popping up in the news, in one medical breakthrough after another. In theory, CRISPR can find any problem area in DNA, snip it out, and replace it with a
As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

Across the country, biohackers — hobbyists, amateur geneticists, students and enthusiasts — are practicing gene editing, concerning some bioterrorism experts.
As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

Across the country, biohackers — hobbyists, amateur geneticists, students and enthusiasts — are practicing gene editing, concerning some bioterrorism experts.
As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

Across the country, biohackers — hobbyists, amateur geneticists, students and enthusiasts — are practicing gene editing, concerning some bioterrorism experts.
This capsule of glowing E. coli will probe your gut for signs of trouble

This capsule of glowing E. coli will probe your gut for signs of trouble

Engineers married genetic and electrical circuitry for this gulp-able sensor.
Monsanto is about to disappear. Everything will stay exactly the same

Monsanto is about to disappear. Everything will stay exactly the same

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer will officially buy US agriculture giant Monsanto on Thursday (June 7) for $63 billion, after securing approval for the deal from…

Where the Debate Over ‘Designer Babies’ Began

Genetic technology is advancing, and critics are warning of a slippery slope. We spoke with the scientists working at the forefront of the research, families who have benefited from the advancements

Retro Report: Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

Advances in reproductive technology have put genetic choices within reach of prospective parents. But critics warn of ethical peril.

Retro Report: Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

Advances in reproductive technology have put genetic choices within reach of prospective parents. But critics warn of ethical peril.

Retro Report: Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

Advances in reproductive technology have put genetic choices within reach of perspective parents. But critics warn of ethical peril.

Where the Debate Over ‘Designer Babies’ Began

Genetic technology is advancing, and critics are warning of a slippery slope. We spoke with the scientists working at the forefront of the research, families who have benefited from the advancements
SoftBank Wants to Build the Future. Here Are Some New Bets It Could Make.

SoftBank Wants to Build the Future. Here Are Some New Bets It Could Make.

Masayoshi Son, the founder of the Japanese technology giant SoftBank, wants to invest in the companies that will build the future.
GMO Labels Actually Make People Less Afraid of GMOs, Study Finds

GMO Labels Actually Make People Less Afraid of GMOs, Study Finds

A new study seems to provide an interesting wrinkle in the debate over whether foods containing genetically engineered ingredients (otherwise known as either GE or GMO foods) should be labeled as
Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a white blood cell amid red blood cells. Researchers hope a new method to boost immune systems could make a treatment available to patients with almost any
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