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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

News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Multiple news services today are reporting that the Trump administration is ordering several U.S. government agencies conducting or funding scientific research to cease discussing its activities with the media or public officials. . . . → Read More: News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Plant scientists combined synthetic genetic material with clay nanoparticles, which when sprayed on plants provides enduring protection against viruses. . . . → Read More: RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Solar Reactor Devised for Small-Scale Chemical Production

An engineering group developed a solar-powered catalytic reactor that can produce small amounts of drugs and agricultural chemicals on demand. . . . → Read More: Solar Reactor Devised for Small-Scale Chemical Production

Who Is Really Behind Efforts to Block the Medical Marijuana Industry?

Proponents of medical marijuana believe that they are safer smoking or ingesting cannabinoids than they are taking prescription drugs that carry warning after warning about potential side effects, many of which are lethal. . . . → Read More: Who Is Really Behind Efforts to Block the Medical Marijuana Industry?

U.S. Public Divided Over GM, Organic Food

The American public is almost evenly divided about the benefits of genetically-modified and organic food, with those divisions not breaking along easily defined or familiar lines. . . . → Read More: U.S. Public Divided Over GM, Organic Food

Algae Feed Proposed to Enrich Farm Salmon Fatty Acids

A developer of feeds for farmed salmon says its algae-based feed supplements could arrest the sharp decline in omega-3 fatty acids discovered in a recent study. . . . → Read More: Algae Feed Proposed to Enrich Farm Salmon Fatty Acids