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Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

Growing wheat

Plant scientists in the U.K. and Australia are making available to their colleagues experimental techniques that speed-up breeding cycles for more commercial crop varieties. . . . → Read More: Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

FDA Preparing Animal, Plant Biotech Regulatory Guidance

Two piglets

The Food and Drug Administration intends to issue new regulatory guidance to cover advances in biotechnology, including genome editing, in animals and plants. . . . → Read More: FDA Preparing Animal, Plant Biotech Regulatory Guidance

BASF Licensing Precise Crispr Editing from Broad Institute

Crispr-Cas9 illustration

The global chemical company BASF is licensing a more precise form of genome editing from the Broad Institute, a genetics research center affiliated with Harvard University and MIT. . . . → Read More: BASF Licensing Precise Crispr Editing from Broad Institute

Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Human lungs illustration

A company in Maryland developing alternatives to human organ transplants is licensing a technology to help create 3-D printed lungs for transplantation with bioinks derived from tobacco plants. . . . → Read More: Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Genome Editing Offers Marketable Wild Tomato

Groundcherry plant

The groundcherry, a wild tomato plant that its devotees say has a delicious and unusual flavor, could be grown on farms for sale to consumers thanks to a genome editing project at two New York research institutes. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Offers Marketable Wild Tomato

Constructing Another Building on Your Farm

You should give yourself the best chance of having a farm building constructed which enhances your farm’s productivity and, consequently, your income as a result. . . . → Read More: Constructing Another Building on Your Farm

Appeals Court Backs Broad Institute in Crispr Case

Crispr genome edits illustration

A U.S. appeals court supported the Broad Institute’s claims it invented a separate Crispr technology from University of California, affirming a previous U.S. patent office ruling. . . . → Read More: Appeals Court Backs Broad Institute in Crispr Case

Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

Researchers with tobacco plants

Researchers developed a genetic engineering technique adding algae genes to some staple crops for capturing more carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and improving their yields. . . . → Read More: Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

Bread Wheat Genome Sequenced

Growing wheat

An international collaboration published a complete, annotated genomic sequencing of wheat used in making bread, a widely grown staple crop and major source of nutrition worldwide. . . . → Read More: Bread Wheat Genome Sequenced

Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study

Cattle

A new research project is investigating components in raw cow’s milk that could make it possible to give chemotherapy for cancer as oral drugs rather than infusions. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study