Genetics

$1.5B settlement in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed

Mar 13, 2018

A $1.5 billion settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

Settlement reached in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed

Mar 13, 2018

A Swiss agribusiness giant has agreed to a $1.5 billion settlement in a lawsuit over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Feb 20, 2018

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Jan 25, 2018

The primate barrier has been broken: For the first time, scientists have successfully created monkeys by using the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Are humans up next?

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

Dec 19, 2017

U.S. health officials approve gene therapy that can restore the sight of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

Nov 29, 2017

Scientists used artificial DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria that produces novel proteins, a step toward designer drug development

Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

Nov 26, 2017

A new study says more than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago

Purdue professor receives $5M grant for grain research

Nov 19, 2017

A Purdue University professor has received a $5 million grant to help develop hybrid grain seeds that will resist parasite weeds

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

Nov 15, 2017

American scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in hope of curing a disease.

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Oct 18, 2017

Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by tumor boards, which match treatments to gene mutations

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