Biotechnology

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

Oct 10, 2017

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet Thursday to consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy aimed at restoring vision for some people with hereditary blindness

Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade case

Sep 26, 2017

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has agreed to settle tens of thousands of US lawsuits by farmers over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports

European court sides with Italian farmer pushing GM crops

Sep 13, 2017

The European Union court has ruled in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's laws by planting genetically modified corn

US clears first 'living drug' for tough childhood leukemia

Aug 30, 2017

Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia

Canada OKs Idaho company's genetically engineered potatoes

Aug 3, 2017

Canadian officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat

Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest

Jul 19, 2017

Amazon is launching a new social network aimed at getting its hardcore users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant

FDA advisers review data on potential 1st US gene therapy

Jul 12, 2017

FDA advisers hear details about what could be the first gene therapy approved in the U.S.

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

Jun 5, 2017

The first lawsuit over Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta's decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China approved it is about to go on trial

Researchers test self-destructing moth pest in cabbage patch

May 29, 2017

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

US group seeks better access to China's farm goods market

Mar 21, 2017

A foreign business group is appealing to China to ease controls on imports of animal feed additives and other farm goods, highlighting complaints Beijing hampers market access despite its vocal support for free trade

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