Genetically modified organism
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widel...
First Human Treated With CRISPR Gene-Edited Cells In China, Report Says
For the first time, a cancer patient is being treated with cells altered using a gene editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.
Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.
Cloning Does Not Lead To Early Aging — Relatives Of Dolly Doing Well
Using relatives of Dolly the Sheep, scientists have found that cloned animals do not age faster than their non-cloned peers.
107 Nobel laureates Sign Letter Blasting Greenpeace Over GMOs
It's the latest sign of a rift between the scientific establishment and anti-GMO activists. More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically mo...
CRISPR: Gene Editing Is Just The Beginning
The real power of the biological tool lies in exploring how genomes work. Molecular biologists are riding a wave of new technologies made possible by CRISPR.
Poland Becomes 14th European Nation to Officially Ban GMOs
Continuing a trend of GMO bans sweeping across Europe, the nation of Poland has officially announced its decision to join 13 other nations so far in excluding Monsanto’s controversial crops from its n...
Scientists Claim They've Completed The First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Ageing
The CEO of Bioviva USA Inc , Elizabeth Parrish, claims to be the first human in world history to have successfully reversed the effects of natural ageing - thanks to experimental gene therapy provided...
Creation Of Minimal Cell With Just The Genes Needed For Independent Life
Researchers have designed and synthesized a minimal bacterial genome, containing only the genes necessary for life, and consisting of just 473 genes.
Tiny Vermont Brings Food Industry To Its Knees On GMO Labels
General Mills’ announcement on Friday that it will start labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients to comply with a Vermont law shows food companies might be throwing in the towe...
Ethicists Approve “3 Parent” Embryos To Stop Diseases, But Congressional Ban Remains
An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic m...
U.K. Regulator Gives Go-Ahead For Scientists To Edit Genes In Human Embryos
A team of British scientists received approval by U.K.'s fertility regulator to edit genes in human embryos. "It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and ap...
Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9
This animation depicts the CRISPR-Cas9 method for genome editing – a powerful new technology with many applications in biomedical research, including the pot...
Scientists Discover Why X Chromosome Lack Housekeeping Genes
Men have one copy, women have two, but scientists have long puzzled over why the human X chromosome mostly contains genes that are active in a small number of tissues. Now, a team of researchers led b...
​Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate
Genetically-modified plants can be a boon to farmers (and corporations), but skeptical consumers want more answers about food safety
Modified Mosquitoes Could Help Fight Against Malaria
DRIVING DOWN DISEASE - Malarial mosquitoes have been modified to be infertile and pass on the trait rapidly - raising the possibility of reducing the spread of disease. The mosquito species Anopheles ...
A Citizens' Tribunal Will Investigate Monsanto For "Crimes Against Nature And Humanity"
Agrochemical giant Monsanto will be investigated by a tribunal of environmentalists, activists, and scientists in The Hague, Netherlands, next year, against charges of "ecocide". The citizens' trial w...
Genetic engineering
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. New DNA may be inserted in the host genome by first isolating and copyin...
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Modifications (genetics)
In opposition to mutations, modifications are included in the band width of the genome of an individual creature. Mutation takes place when the DNA structures is partnered by the wrong structure (...
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Horizontal gene transfer
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) refers to the transfer of genes between organisms in a manner other than traditional reproduction. Also termed lateral gene transfer (LGT), it contrasts with vertical tr...
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Molecular cloning
Molecular cloning is a set of experimental methods in molecular biology that are used to assemble recombinant DNA molecules and to direct their replication within host organisms. The use of the word c...
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Recombinant DNA
Recombinant DNA (rDNA) molecules are DNA molecules formed by laboratory methods of genetic recombination (such as molecular cloning) to bring together genetic material from multiple sources, creating ...
Transformation (genetics)
In molecular biology, transformation is the genetic alteration of a cell resulting from the direct uptake and incorporation of exogenous genetic material (exogenous DNA) from its surroundings and take...
Pharming (genetics)
Pharming is a portmanteau of farming and "pharmaceutical" and refers to the use of genetic engineering to insert genes that code for useful pharmaceuticals into host animals or plants that would other...
Genetically modified mammal
Genetically modified mammals are mammals that have been genetically engineered. They are an important category of genetically modified organisms. The majority of research involving genetically modifie...
Genetically modified fish
Genetically modified fish (GM fish) are genetically modified organisms. The DNA of the fish has been modified using genetic engineering techniques. In most cases the aim is to introduce a new trait...
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Genetically modified insect
A genetically modified insect is an insect that has been genetically modified for various reasons such as agricultural production, oil production and pest control.In biological research, transgenic fr...
Genetically modified virus
A genetically modified virus is a virus that has gone through genetic modification for various biomedical purposes.
Genetic modification involves the insertion or deletion of genes. When genes are...
Gene therapy
Gene therapy is the use of nucleic acid polymers as a drug to treat disease by therapeutic delivery into a patient's cells, where they are either expressed as proteins, interfere with the expression o...
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