Killer cotton and planes dropping moths wiped out these pests

The invasive pink bollworm has inflicted tens of millions of dollars in damage annually. Biotech cotton and sterile moths helped eradicate it in the US.

Rose Brandt-Arizona • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Cotton biofuel cell could one day power pacemakers

Cotton biofuel cells could provide a continuous charge for the batteries in implantable medical devices like pacemakers.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Nov. 30, 2018 ~5 min

CRISPR solves cotton bollworm resistance mystery

In "a remarkable detective story," scientists have used CRISPR to find what makes cotton bollworm caterpillars resistant to genetically engineered cotton.

Emily Walla-Arizona • futurity
Nov. 8, 2018 ~7 min