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2009-08-27 15:20:00

Fast growing transgenic fish can revolutionize commercial fish farming and relieve the pressure on overexploited fish stocks. But what happens in the natural environment if transgenic fish escape?

2009-07-06 14:16:21

Japanese researchers say a new genetically modified rice designed to fight allergies has successfully passed its initial safety tests. Fumio Takaiwa and colleagues at Japan's National Institute for Agrobiological Sciences said the first generation of genetically modified crops was designed to help keep crops weed and insect free.

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2009-07-01 06:03:58

The European Food Safety Authority declared on Tuesday that a genetically modified strain of maize banned in some EU countries poses no risk to health or the environment.

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2009-03-19 11:00:00

Although tobacco doesn’t have a reputation of being beneficial to health, a team of European researchers has reported breeding a genetically modified tobacco plant with medicines for many autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including type 1 diabetes.

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2009-01-15 10:54:30

A USDA internal audit report released Wednesday announced that the United States’ food supply is in jeopardy of being overrun with unapproved, genetically altered foods and livestock

2008-09-30 03:00:24

By Burke, John J O'Mahony, Patrick J; Oliver, Melvin J; Velten, Jeff Abstract Transgenic cells containing inserted antibiotic resistance genes and linked genes of interest are routinely selected by exposure to antibiotics.

2008-09-07 03:00:19

By Shimizu, Masanori Goto, Maki; Hanai, Moeko; Shimizu, Tsutomu; Izawa, Norihiko; Kanamoto, Hirosuke; Tomizawa, Ken-Ichi; Yokota, Akiho; Kobayashi, Hirokazu Strategies employed for the production of genetically modified (GM) crops are premised on (1) the avoidance of gene transfer in the field; (2) the use of genes derived from edible organisms such as plants; (3) preventing the appearance of herbicideresistant weeds; and (4) maintaining transgenes without obstructing plant cell propagation.

2008-07-03 06:00:52

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e750bb/plant_biotechnolog) has announced the addition of the "Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques and Applications" report to their offering.

2008-06-24 03:00:39

By Nickson, Thomas E A scientifically sound environmental risk assessment is required for crops derived from modern biotechnology (also referred to as genetically modified [GM]) prior to unrestricted release into the environment.

2008-06-19 00:00:30

Genetically engineered (GE) animals provide innovative technologies that are transforming public health through biomedical, food and environmental applications, according to a scientific report released today at the BIO 2008 International Convention.


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