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gmo foods
2014-06-12 11:40:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genetically-modified crops (GMOs) might eventually be able to prevent blight or prevent starvation on a massive scale, but the prospect of these disasters isn’t enough to convince someone who is strongly against their use, according to a new study in the journal Appetite. Study researchers found when grocery shoppers read the story of the 1850s Irish Potato famine online, the tale did nothing to boost their support for GMOs. "If...

2014-05-29 12:28:50

ALBANY, New York, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Agricultural Biotechnology Market For Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and Others), Synthetic Biology-Enabled Products and Tools - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global agricultural biotechnology market was valued at USD 15,300 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 28,694.1 million by...

2014-05-28 08:32:56

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Policy researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the University of Virginia, and EMBO today released a report detailing the challenges faced by regulators with the increased use of more sophisticated synthetic biology technologies to engineer plants and microbes and some options for dealing with these challenges. The authors conclude that while the United States governmental agencies tasked with oversight of products...

2014-05-27 23:06:48

Findings to Enhance System That Is Transforming Genetic Research Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have devised a way to detect unintended side effects of manipulating genes using a revolutionary new system that is sweeping the scientific world by storm. The gene targeting system, called CRISPR, allows editing of genetic information at specifically targeted sites in the genome. UVA’s new approach reveals the system has...

2014-05-27 15:08:14

EMBL How long-distance control impacts face formation Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, have identified how a specific stretch of DNA controls far-off genes to influence the formation of the face. The study, published today in Nature Genetics, helps understand the genetic causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, which are among the most common congenital malformations in humans. “This genomic region ultimately controls genes which determine...

2014-05-26 12:22:59

DUBLIN, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l4gqsv/agricultural) has announced the addition of the "Global Agricultural Biotechnology for Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and Others), Synthetic Biology-Enabled Products and Tools Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific tools that can be used on living...

2014-05-22 20:22:50

Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Lexington, KY, has announced the issuing of Patent No. 8,722,964 entitled, "Genetically Engineered or Transgenic Rats Exhibiting a Cancer Phenotype Due to a Disruption of Germline Tumor Suppressor Genes" on May 13th. LEXINGTON, Ky., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Lexington, KY, has announced the issuing of Patent No. 8,722,964 entitled, "Genetically Engineered or Transgenic Rats...

2014-05-19 23:06:18

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Synthetic Biology Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/synthetic-biology-market.html. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Synthetic Biology Market (Synthetic DNA, Synthetic Genes, Synthetic Cells, XNA, Chassis Organisms, DNA Synthesis,...

2014-05-16 08:26:28

- Data Demonstrate Positive Trends in Lung Function and Pulmonary Exacerbations - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that the results of a Phase 3 study of ataluren in patients with nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis (nmCF) were published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The results demonstrated positive trends in both the primary endpoint, lung function as measured by relative change in % predicted FEV(1) (forced...

2014-05-13 12:33:31

Researchers from Nexus Spine LLC and Brigham Young University have Developed New, High-Tech Device for Transferring DNA into Cells WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research--including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO But the traditional method of transferring...


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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