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Category: Biotech
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Just how sustainable is that synbio startup? 23.7.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
To gain consumer confidence, life-cycle analyses and transparency are key.
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Cows Genetically Modified to Burp and Fart Less Could Cut Methane Emissions by Half 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists have identified genetically inherited gut microbes that regulate how much methane a cow produces.
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Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering? 25.6.2019 LA Times: Science
Genetic engineering could help save chestnuts and other trees threatened by pests, disease and climate change. But how much we should intervene in nature?
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Trump administration proposes easing rules on genetically engineered crops 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

The Trump administration would exempt many new genetically engineered crops from regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a broad overhaul of biotechnology rules announced on Wednesday.

The overhaul, which the department said would cut the cost of developing genetically engineered...

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New Boulder County GMO crop transition plan still has critics 1.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder County open space staff have modified proposed changes to a plan to phase out the production of genetically modified foods on thousands of acres of publicly owned cropland.
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Scientists genetically modify fungus to kill mosquitoes that spread malaria 30.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The modified fungus produces spider toxin that rapidly kills mosquitoes, raising hopes for a new weapon to fight a disease that sickens millions. But not everyone is convinced.
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DNA Day: Mapping the Locations of DNA Replication 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
DNA Day is held on April 25 to commemorate the publishing of the scientific papers that described the helical structure of the DNA molecule
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A gulp of genetically modified bacteria might someday treat a range of illnesses 8.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Researchers think genetically engineered versions of microbes that can live in humans could help treat some rare genetic disorders and perhaps help with Type 1 diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer.
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Bad press about genetic engineering could scare off those who would benefit most 6.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the reports came out last year that a Chinese scientist had altered the genome of human twins in utero, scientists and ethicists around the world were rightly horrified.

The experiment was denounced as wildly unsafe, medically unnecessary and a clear moral violation. Tinkering with the DNA...

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GE to Sell Its Biotech Business to Danaher for $21 Billion 26.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
GE agreed to sell its biotechnology business to Danaher for $21 billion in cash, moving to pay down debt by parting with one of its fastest growing businesses.
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Scientists release controversial genetically modified mosquitoes in high-security lab 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects.
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King of Generics Pushes Into Biotech Drugs 14.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Israel’s Teva, the world’s largest maker of generic drugs, is looking for growth in an unlikely place: high-price biotech medicines.
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Gene Edited Biotech Trees Could Save America's Forests 2.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
U.S. forests are in crisis as climate change, pests and pathogens all pose threats to its native trees.
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Rigging the Science of GMO Ecotoxicity 30.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Researchers who work on GMO crops are developing special “artificial diet systems”. The stated purpose of these new diets is to standardise the testing of the Cry toxins, often used in GMO crops, for their effects on non-target species. But a paper published last month in the journal Toxins implies a very different interpretation of their purpose.

People strongly against GMOs had shakier understanding of food science, study finds 26.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
GMO opponents say they want more rigorous testing by the FDA. But the study reinforces the idea that people may be reticent to learn facts they find morally upsetting, says one of the researchers.
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Listen: Dr. Michael Hansen on Genetically Engineered Food 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Dr. Michael Hansen, a Senior Staff Scientist with Consumer Reports for more than 20 years. Dr. Hansen and host Margaret Prescod discussed a disclosure rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in late 2018 that will not help consumers easily identify food that has been genetically engineered or that contains genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), according to Consumer Reports. 

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Biotech Proposes Paying for Pricey Drugs by Installment 9.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A Boston-area biotech says it may have a found a way to bring off the expected seven-figure cost of its experimental gene therapy: paying on installment.
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USDA Gives Food Makers Until 2022 to Label Products With GMOs 21.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The new rules for labeling “bioengineered foods” mark a win for companies that asked for more time before disclosing use of the controversial crops.
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Chinese Scientist Claims World's First Genetically Modified Babies 27.11.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A Chinese scientist claims to have produced the world’s first genetically modified babies, stirring alarm among doctors who warn such experiments using nascent DNA-editing technology pose too many health and ethical risks.
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Organic farming with gene editing: an oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture? 19.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified crops pose threats to human health. It's not that simple.
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