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Lab-grown mosquitoes to combat disease-carrying mosquitoes

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the release of lab-reared mosquitoes infected with the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis into the wilds of 20 states and Washington, DC.

Chinese scientists engineering human embryos defy ethics again?

For the second time in one year, a team of Chinese researchers engineered human embryos by altering their genome with partially successful results. The world's scientific community is concerned about potential ethical issues.

Time to be heard, America — FDA needs help in defining 'Natural'

There are no formal rules or regulations defining the use of terms like, "natural," "all natural" or "made with natural ingredients." Because the terms can be misleading, the FDA is asking the public to weigh in on the terms used on food labels.

Genetically engineered algae kill cancer cells

In studies, genetically engineered algae have been shown to kill 90 percent of cancer cells without harming healthy ones.

Op-Ed: Inheritable Genetic Modifications for humans? It’s here, now

Berkeley - It sounds like a eugenicist’s dream. The ability to pass on genetic modifications to generations of humans, called “genome editing”, is a mix of fabulous science and hideous risks.

Genetically engineering TB-resistant cows

Shaan - Scientists have created a tuberculosis resistant cow. This was by adding a gene from a mouse to the cow. The aim was to ward off bovine tuberculosis

Humans genetically engineered to become super intelligent could have an IQ of 1000

Genetically engineered human beings could have IQs of 1000 or higher. At least that's the theory from scientist Stephen Hsu.

Genetically engineering mosquitoes to combat malaria

A science group has proposed that introducing genetic engineering to eliminate the population of female mosquitoes is key to fighting malaria. Other scientists have expressed concerns about the ethics of species elimination.

U.S. scientists create first living organism with artificial DNA

La Jolla - American researchers announced on Wednesday that they have created a life form with an expanded artificial genetic code in its DNA, a major breakthrough that has also raised serious ethical concerns among some observers.

Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pig using jellyfish genes

Guangzhou - Chinese researchers have created transgenic glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA in a technique first developed by reproductive scientists at the University of Hawaii.

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.

Re-engineering mosquitoes to save millions of people per year

Mosquitoes have killed more humans than any other creature, war or plague in history, but now, scientists are making impressive headway in the fight against the disease-carrying insect.

'GMO Myths and Truths' — Report released by genetic engineers

In a groundbreaking report, two genetic engineers explain in detail why GMOs are not good for human health or the environment.

Mosquitoes engineered to be unable to transmit malaria

Scientists have bred mosquitoes which are unable to infect people with the malaria parasite. They hope that such populations of malaria-free mosquitoes can enter the ecosystem and help to curb the population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Op-Ed: Scientists playing God and manufacturing oil

Recently, the BBC screened a programme about chimeras, animals created artificially in the laboratory. This has a frightening prognosis, but not the one you might expect.

GM pigs created with cystic fibrosis for treatment testing

Using animals for human purposes isn't anything new. But using animals as more than a source of food, or as companions usually generates controversy, particularly when scientists want to conduct tests on animals.

Genetic Engineering, Don't Try This At Home

Of all the interesting things you can do in the comfort of your own, a new activity does more than take the cake: genetic engineering.

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