Theme

GMOs

When deciding whether a product is healthy or unhealthy, dangerous or unsafe, it's not enough to know whether or not it's genetically modified. The important part is exactly what genetic change was made, no matter what tools were used to make it.

Featuring 15 articles by 8 scientists

Mark Lynas on the complexity of disagreeing on GMOs

'I try to take people at face value in terms of what their objections are, and to not ascribe them with ill-intent'

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

The art of publicly changing your mind on GMOs

'Seeds of Science' makes a persuasive case for GM technology by a man who used to oppose it

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

A new study shows that some are 'immune' to CRISPR. What does it mean for biology's breakthrough editor?

It's complicated, and the road from lab to clinic is long

Alireza Edraki

Evolutionary Biology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Comment 3 peer comments

Why I'm quitting GMO research

Constantly confronting people who think my research will harm them is profoundly distressing

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

Comment 3 peer comments

What ancient corn farmers can teach us about engineering crops for climate change

In the era of GMO crops, farmers can learn old lessons of diversity

Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Comment 1 peer comment

Dear Harvard, Berkeley, and MIT: don't patent CRISPR

Everyone should benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime discovery

Dan Samorodnitsky

Biochemistry

Carnegie Mellon University

The next revolution in food is being held up by regulation

The FDA's slow processes are keeping safe, environmentally friendly products off the shelves

Kate Krueger

Cell Biology

New Harvest

Why GMO labeling laws won't help US consumers make better decisions

It's not if your food was modified that matters. It's how

Andrew Scarpelli

Molecular Biology

National Louis University

This biologist believes we should embrace human gene editing

It could free millions from preventable, predetermined suffering

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

Feeding the world as the climate changes will depend on genetic engineering

CRISPR and other tech could help us produce more food, but only if we drop the GMO stigma

Jackie Grimm

Molecular Biology

Princeton University

How CRISPR proteins work together to capture foreign DNA

A biologist writes the CRISPR explainer you've been looking for

Alireza Edraki

Evolutionary Biology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Why 'designer babies' won't be here anytime soon

Human embryos are uniquely resistant to inserting foreign DNA via CRISPR

Jay Bassan

Chemical Cancer Biology

University of Toronto

Inside the effort to create entire genomes from scratch

Yes, even human ones

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

The breakthrough behind those 'pure blue' chrysanthemums was pure luck

Sometimes, the most delightful findings are the most unexpected

Andrew Scarpelli

Molecular Biology

National Louis University