Genetically-modified mosquitoes that are resistant to the Zika virus and can't spread it to people could stop its spread.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~5 min
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.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
New research with CRISPR suggests vegetable oil could come from the leaves of plants like sorghum or soybeans.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~4 min
Using "lab on a chip" technology, researchers have created a microlab half the size of a credit card that can detect COVID-19 in just 30 minutes.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Reprogrammed to behave like tiny factories, yeast cells make drugs.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Some fundamental farming strategies can limit damage from western corn rootworms, research finds.
July 23, 2020 • ~6 min
A new COVID-19 test could be a lot simpler. “The idea is to have a paper-based system where people can just look at it and say, yes, you have it, or not.”
April 22, 2020 • ~4 min
Using CRISPR, researchers found several new leukemia genes. The discovery will help clarify how these aggressive blood cancers arise and grow.
April 21, 2020 • ~5 min
A new model could help prevent unintended consequences when researchers use genetic modification on trees for things like biofuel.
April 12, 2020 • ~5 min
"We humans have only recently begun to exploit nature's CRISPR-Cas systems, but as it turns out, we are not the first."
March 25, 2020 • ~4 min