Biotechnology

August 30, 2017 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The CAR-T cell treatment developed by Novartis and...
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In this undated photo provided by Dan Olmstead in May 2017, diamondback moths mate on a cabbage leaf. Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce. It’s a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths, a voracious consumer of cabbage, broccoli and other crucifer crops that’s notorious for its ability to shrug off every new poison in the agricultural arsenal. (Dan Olmstead/Cornell via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 1:17 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce. It's a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths, a voracious consumer of cabbage, broccoli and other...
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July 06, 2015 - 4:39 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Utibe Effiong, University of Michigan and Ramadhani Noor, Harvard University (THE CONVERSATION) According to the World Food Program, some 795 million people – one in nine people on...
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