genetic engineering

Genes related to sleep help cells stay free of toxins

Genetic research in fruit flies points to an important link between sleep and cellular housekeeping

Genetic engineering can save the American chestnut tree from a deadly fungus

If the USDA approves it, this would be the first use of genetic modification for conservation purposes

You should be excited that scientists are releasing 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes this year

Texas and the Florida Keys will see the release of GM insects in a plan to reduce disease transmission

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The banana as we know it is going extinct. Could gene editing save it?

How the Cavendish pandemic could pave the way for tastier bananas

To fight agricultural pests, scientists try spray-on plant vaccines

RNA interference can be used to protect food crops and improve plants' health, no genetic engineering required

To stop pancreatic cancer from spreading, cut out the chatter

By switching off cell-to-cell communication, researchers turned cancer’s bazooka into a rubber pistol

DNA double helix illustration

Shapeshifting hydrogels with CRISPR inside rearrange on command and interface with our bodies

Programmable CRISPR-responsive smart materials, like DNA hydrogels, are much more likely to become game-changers in our lifetimes

We need genetic engineering to stave off climate change-induced global hunger

Despite what many say, organic farming will not save us from the worst impacts of climate change

CRISPR nanoparticles are the next big hope in Alzheimer’s disease treatments

Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease without solid treatment options.

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The Next Human: Brain and Body as Connected Devices

Is there a difference if the tool is in our hand or if it is an implant in our brain?

Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide – and that’s not good

Reduced agrobiodiversity threatens the stability of our whole food system

Futuristic organ-on-a-chip technology now seems more realistic than ever

Researchers have pioneered what may be the most accurate simulation of kidney function to-date

Your bubble tea could hold the key to helping millions of farmers

Cassava, an African staple food crop, could be poised to become a major source of industrial starch thanks to CRISPR