110 Nobel Laureates to Greenpeace: Change Your Stance on GMOs

More than 100 Nobel Laureates are calling on Greenpeace to reconsider its opposition to GMOs. Yesterday, representatives of the group of Nobel Laureates, Sir Richard Roberts, Professor Martin Chalfie and Professor Randy Schekman held a press conference at the National Press Club to explain why…

Better Know a Scientist: Rice Research Scientist Dr Nir Oksenberg

In this month’s “Better Know a Scientist”, I’m interviewing Dr Nir Oksenberg. He works in a lab that actually makes transgenic crops! Nir’s career seems to have taken a very windy road: he completed his PhD at UCSF studying a…

Why did The Atlantic publish this piece trying to link miRNAs and GMOs?

Editor's note: republished with permission from The Biology Files. By Emily Willingham A study from a Chinese group led by Chen-Yu Zhang of Nanking University and published in Cell Research, has uncovered the fascinating result that when people eat rice, they…

Australian genetics group open up new avenues to salt-tolerant rice

Improved Salinity Tolerance of Rice Through Cell Type-Specific Expression of [sodium pump] AtHKT1This work presents an important step in the development of abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants via targeted changes in mineral transport.Previously, cell type-specific expression of AtHKT1;1, a…

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