Genetic engineering
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. New DNA may be inserted in the host genome by first isolating and copyin...
Cancer Cells Engineered to Fight Their Own Kind
Scientists Engineer Cancer Cells to Fight their Own Kind.
The first synthetic embryo has been born
The first synthetic embryo has been born without a sperm or egg.
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Cancer cure: Promising new gene therapy drug reprograms immune cells to kill cancer
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND— A panel of experts advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unanimously recommended the approval of a new cancer drug from pharmaceutical giant Novartis. The drug wo...
Agricultural Economists' Brief Assessment Of NYT 'Doubts About the Promised Bounty.. | GMO Answers
Two agricultural economists refute claims that GM crops have not increased yields and GM technology has not reduced pesticide applications with concrete data and credible insight.
The scientific legacy of Dolly the Sheep
Twenty years ago, British scientists introduced the world to Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned using nuclear transfer. She only lived for seven ...
First Human Treated With CRISPR Gene-Edited Cells In China, Report Says
For the first time, a cancer patient is being treated with cells altered using a gene editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.
Human embryo gene editing begins. For real this time
A Swedish scientist is gene editing healthy human embryos, and he is probably not alone, researchers say. Chinese researchers have twice reported editing gen...
Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.
Has DNA Met Its Match As A Forensic Tool?
A lab team says its study on hair proteins could lead to a new test in five to 10 years.
Cloning Does Not Lead To Early Aging — Relatives Of Dolly Doing Well
Using relatives of Dolly the Sheep, scientists have found that cloned animals do not age faster than their non-cloned peers.
Human genetic engineering
Gene therapy is the use of nucleic acid polymers as a drug to treat disease by therapeutic delivery into a patient's cells, where they are either expressed as proteins, interfere with the expression o...
Gene therapy
Gene therapy is the use of nucleic acid polymers as a drug to treat disease by therapeutic delivery into a patient's cells, where they are either expressed as proteins, interfere with the expression o...
Gene targeting
Gene targeting (also, replacement strategy based on homologous recombination) is a genetic technique that uses homologous recombination to change an endogenous gene. The method can be used to delete a...
Cloning
In biology, cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. C...
Genetically modified organism
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widel...
Breeding
Breeding is the reproduction that is producing of offspring, usually animals or plants:Breeding may also refer to:
Eugenics
Eugenics (/juːˈdʒɛnɪks/; from Greek εὐγενής eugenes "well-born" from εὖ eu, "good, well" and γένος genos, "race, stock, kin") is the belief and practice which aims at improving the genetic quality of ...
Genetic engineering in fiction
In literature and especially in science fiction, genetic engineering has been used as a theme or a plot device in many stories.
In his 1924 essay Daedalus, or Science and the Future, J. B. S. Hald...
Arming yeast
Arming yeast cells are budding yeast cells covered with proteins, the gene sequences for which have been determined. Proteins are displayed on the surface of budding yeast cells genetically as fusion ...
Chimeraplasty
Chimeraplasty is a non-viral method of gene therapy. Chimeraplasty changes DNA sequences using a synthetic strand of RNA and DNA. This strand of RNA and DNA is known as a chimeraplast. The chimeraplas...