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What was once known as genetic engineering has grown into a whole field of study called synthetic biology, which is the design and construction of new biological entities or systems. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Houseplants Could One Day Monitor Home Health

Neal Stewart and his University of Tennessee coauthors of a study published in Science, explore the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. The idea is to genetically engineer houseplants to serve as subtle alarms that something is amiss…

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Houseplants Could One Day Monitor Home Health

Neal Stewart and his University of Tennessee coauthors of a study published in Science, explore the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. The idea is to genetically engineer…

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Here’s How Starbucks and Monsanto Are Related

Consumers have turned to social media in recent months to express concern and outrage over a rumored relationship between Starbucks and Monsanto, one of the world’s largest genetically modified organism…

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License Sought to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Researchers from the newly opened Francis Crick Institute in London, have applied to the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to genetically modify human embryos. If successful it would be…

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Germany Is Next to Ban GMOs in the EU

Germany is now on track to be the next country to ban the use of genetically modified crops (GMOs). Minister for Agriculture Christian Schmidt has told German states that he…

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Are Genetically Modified Mosquitoes a Bad Idea?

Are genetically modified mosquitoes a good idea or not? This question has been going on for a long time. The British-based company Oxitec is waiting for FDA approval to be able to…

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Monsanto’s $2.4 Million Loss Is Our Gain

Monsanto is one the most controversial large companies today. I would go as far to say that chemical and seed companies are the new big tobacco in terms of public…