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In Finland, researchers concocted a recipe for food using water, carbon dioxide, microbes, and electricity. So can this Franken-food be mass produced and solve...

New Study Shows Concerning Molecular Differences Between GMO and Non-GMO Corn

In the United Kingdom, researchers from King’s College in London published their findings that there are higher levels of certain toxic chemicals in the...

$1.2 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant to be Used for Camelina Genetic Research

In Montana, scientists and professors Chaofu Lu and John Browse are researching ways to improve camelina’s seed and oil quality with a $1.2 million...

Microbes helping bring back nearly extinct Hawaiian plant

In Hawaii, a critically endangered Hawaiian plant has a chance for survival in the wild thanks to microbe research conducted at The Amend Laboratory...

agBOT Challenge 2017 Teams Forming for Unmanned Robotic System Competitions

In Indiana, competitors, including a wide range of schools, farmers and entrepreneurs from all over the country, are announced for the 2017 agBOT Challenge....

Faster genome tests can help save babies

In California, doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego are now able to sequence babies genomes in 19.5 hours instead of the former...

New way to repurpose DNA to create new materials discovered

In California, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute showed that they could make several potentially valuable chemical modifications to DNA nucleotides and produce useful...

Magic mushrooms gene cluster save themselves

In Ohio, researchers found that psilocybin, the chemical that gives mushrooms hallucinogenic effects, actually serves a purpose for the mushrooms themselves. They analyzed three...

Live in a megacity? Your microbiome is more fragile

In South Korea, researchers at Chung-Ang University collected microbial skin samples from over 230 healthy people living in megacities and smaller cities in China...

Agathos Biologics expanding and hiring in 2018

In North Dakota, startup Agathos Biologics is hiring new staff in 2018 to grow its business of using genetic engineering to provide biological materials...

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