Biotechnology

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

Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

Mar 20, 2017

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus

Gene therapy lets a French teen dodge sickle cell disease

Mar 1, 2017

A French teen who was given gene therapy for sickle cell disease more than two years ago now has enough properly working red blood cells to dodge the effects of the disorder

US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes

Mar 1, 2017

Federal officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat

Punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta

Feb 22, 2017

A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them

Middleton plant laboratory turned into crop research center

Feb 4, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has turned a $10 million commercial biotechnology plant laboratory in Middleton into the hub of a new crop research center

Genes may help grocery tomatoes catch up to heirloom taste

Jan 26, 2017

Scientists have figured out how to add much needed taste to the bland, mass-produced grocery tomato

Monsanto, Bayer officials defend proposed $66 billion merger

Sep 20, 2016

Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday

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