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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

Organic Farming Is Probably the Way Forward For the Future

We have come to realize that organic farming is going to soon take over, simply because there is so much demand for this high quality produce. . . . → Read More: Organic Farming Is Probably the Way Forward For the Future

Challenges Seek Solutions for Chronic Diseases, Oral Drugs in Animals

Puppy at veterinarian

Two new crowdsourcing competitions announced this week are seeking ideas on broadening the scope of drugs being developed for companion animals, and making drugs easier to give to pets and farm animals. . . . → Read More: Challenges Seek Solutions for Chronic Diseases, Oral Drugs in Animals

Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance

Junqi Song

A plant science lab in Dallas is designing a new use of the emerging genome editing technique known as Crispr to add more resistance to plant diseases in two staple food crops. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance