Genetic Engineering



Is there anything more scary than an extremely well-funded government agency investing in projects to mess with DNA? The Broad Institute has announced DARPA’s investment in The Foundry: A facility at the Broad Institute of…













Hear him out before you comment, y’all! Self-described liberal Saul of Hearts finds things to like regarding GMOs, if not Monsanto, writing at Medium: Let me get a few things out of…



It has been announced that nine sheep born this past October at Uruguay’s Institute of Animal Reproduction have been developing normally and living contentedly. The sheep were genetically engineered to contain a gene from a jellyfish which spurs the production of green fluorescent protein, a modification which will no doubt soon be a common one for designer house pets:





Yes you read that right, no longer satisfied with creating unsafe plants for us to eat, genetic engineers are now unleashing frankentrees, per T. V. Padma’s report for SciDev.Net: Genetically modified (GM)…


It might be grandstanding by the Russians, but the issue of Roundup being carcinogenic is nonetheless alarming. From The Register: Monsanto’s GM corn, the centre of a storm inspired by the now-notorious…


Tom Philpott brings the bad news to Mother Jones: The so-called “Big Six” agrichemical companies—Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Agrosciences, BASF, Bayer, and Pioneer (DuPont)—are sitting pretty. Together, they control nearly 70 percent of…