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Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'

Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases

— By Penn State… 768 more words

Science

Bioelectronic Medicine - Eric Van Gieson

Originally posted March 2018

Bioelectronic Medicine conference in New York kicks off (yes, even in the snow).  Eric Van Gieson talks about combining devices and genetic engineering technology to hit fiber-specific targets.

Neurotech Reports Bioelectronic Medicine Forum

Bioelectronic Medicine

Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution. 600 more words

News

Food Labels – Can a Genetically Modified Fruit be construed as an Imitation?

By Jason Gallien

(Excerpt from Inspiration From A Social Media Bandit Volume 2: Journal Entries)

With a growing movement of people calling for the labeling of genetically modified and genetically engineered foods, it is a wonder why nobody has yet attempted to use the U.S. 279 more words

Hell Divers III: Deliverance by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Format: Ebook
Rating:  5 Stars
Reviewer: Laurel

What an absolute treat to be able to reenter the post-apocalyptic world of the Hell Divers. The first book blew me away, the second book was duly devoured, and this third book was no less of a hell-ride. 324 more words

Science Fiction

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

After researchers created a virus from mail-order DNA, geneticists sound the alarm about the genetic tinkering carried out in garages and living rooms.

Published: May 14, 2018 at 05:30AM… 69 more words

NYT

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


By Bhavesh Patil

The United States Department of Agriculture has proposed guidelines for the new labels, which are required by federal law.

Published: May 12, 2018 at 05:30AM

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