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Genetic Engineering in Agriculture
2013-04-18 17:12:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Officials and scientists across the United States are debating the role of genetic engineering in agriculture. While some see genetically modified foods as a sign of technological progress and a way to maximize profits, others see it as a potential hazard with unknown effects for the public health. In Oregon, state legislators recently heard testimony on several bills that would affect genetic engineering in the agricultural industry....

Genetic Engineering Disadvantages
2013-04-16 16:43:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While there are many advantages to the ability to modify genes, there are also a number of genetic engineering disadvantages. However, unlike the pros — such as super-sized strawberries, drought-proof corn or fungus-resistant soybeans — the cons of genetically engineered foods are sometimes a little harder to spot. For starters, according to Washington Post columnist Dr. Peter Lind, genetically modified organisms (GMO) have...

Human Genetic Engineering – An Introduction
2013-04-09 15:06:36

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What, Why and How? What exactly is human genetic engineering (HGE or HGM)? It´s a simple question with a complex answer. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), HGM is a process by which scientists and medical professionals alter the genetic makeup, or DNA, in a living human cell. Ideally, HGM would be used to fix defective genes that cause diseases and other genetic complications. In one...

2013-04-08 23:04:06

Feeding the Planet in a Warming World, a new report by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the London School of Economics (LSE), argues for enhanced investment in research and development of plant and animal genetics and new agricultural practices to address the twin impacts of climate change and population growth on food production. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 The ever widening effect of climate change on the planet requires the development of...

Genetic Engineering Pros: Why ‘Playing God’ Isn’t Necessarily Bad
2013-04-08 15:27:32

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite the frequently encountered argument that scientists are ℠playing God´ with nature, the pros of genetic engineering are numerous and significant. When discussing genetically modified organisms (GMO), it is important to note that the FDA and the World Health Organization have both deemed that the food products created with the technology are considered safe. GMO produce has several genetically altered...

Three-Parent Method May Help Eliminate Hereditary Diseases
2013-03-20 18:37:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online British officials are debating whether or not to legalize new in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques that would eliminate dangerous hereditary diseases, but would essentially create a child from three different parents. According to the UK´s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), a public consultation in 2012 indicated UK citizens mostly support the use of the potentially life-saving technique, despite any...

2013-03-19 23:04:59

Research and Markets announces the addition of "Animal Biotechnology - Technologies, Markets and Companies to its catalogue. Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 This report describes and evaluates animal biotechnology and its application in veterinary medicine and pharmaceuticals as well as improvement in food production. Knowledge of animal genetics is important in the application of biotechnology to manage genetic disorders and improve animal breeding. Genomics, proteomics and...


Latest Genetic engineering Reference Libraries

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Blue Rose
2013-10-02 08:33:40

A Blue Rose is a flower of the genus Rosa belonging to the family Rosaceae that presents blue to violet pigmentation instead of the more common white, red, or yellow coloration. Blue roses are frequently portrayed in literature and art as a symbol of love and prosperity to those who seek it, but don’t exist in nature as a result of genetic limitations. In 2004, researchers utilized genetic modification to produce roses that contain the blue pigment delphinidin. After 13 years of...

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