In the latest announcement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has concluded that a new gene-edited wheat should not be subject to the regulatory process to be approved. For those who see genetically modified foods as equivalent to Armageddon, this announcement may incite them to riot.
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering and creating energy crops that are tolerant to water deficits. Read moreRead More »
On a hill above the cold waters around Prince Edward Island, technicians painstakingly create fertilized Atlantic salmon eggs that include growth-enhancing DNA from two other fish species. Read moreRead More »