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Engineered Algae Doubles Bio-Oil Content

An industry biotechnology team created a genetically-engineered variety of algae that doubles its oil content without limiting its ability to grow. . . . → Read More: Engineered Algae Doubles Bio-Oil Content

First Agricultural Crispr Products Expected by 2020

While the genome editing technique known as Crispr is generating discussion in the health field, its first commercial applications are likely to be in agriculture. . . . → Read More: First Agricultural Crispr Products Expected by 2020

Growing Engineered Algae Outdoors Shown Feasible, Safe

A test of cultivating genetically engineered algae in outdoor tanks shows the production technique is feasible and does not pose risks to native algae populations. . . . → Read More: Growing Engineered Algae Outdoors Shown Feasible, Safe

Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Research is underway in the U.K. on development of new vaccines to protect humans against zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases originating in animals. . . . → Read More: Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Climate-Resistant Oilseed Crop Plant Developed

An academic-industry team developed a new crop plant variety that produces cooking oil like rapeseed or canola, but in a warmer and dryer climate. . . . → Read More: Climate-Resistant Oilseed Crop Plant Developed

Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

Research from a lab at Pennsylvania State University led to a technology for controlling bedbug infestations with natural enemies that are harmless to humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

Organ Transplant Start-Up Gains $38M in Early Funds

A one year-old company applying genome editing to make animal organs fit for human transplantation is raising $38 million its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Organ Transplant Start-Up Gains $38M in Early Funds

Report: More Biotech Regulations Needed, and Soon

A new report from the National Academies calls for a more robust and responsive regulatory system to handle an anticipated flood of biotechnology products. . . . → Read More: Report: More Biotech Regulations Needed, and Soon

Process Converts Food Waste to Auto Tire Materials

Agricultural scientists in Ohio are developing a process for converting common food waste into materials used in car tires, and filed a patent for these techniques. . . . → Read More: Process Converts Food Waste to Auto Tire Materials

Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Veterinary researchers used Crispr-Cas9, an emerging genome editing technique, to produce pigs with cells resistant to a common viral disease affecting commercial herds. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs