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Arabidopsis root tip treated with DNA-damaging agents. Cells (red units) with green color, which indicates Rep-MYB stabilized by ANAC044/085, are stopping cell division. (Image Credit: Masaaki Umeda)

Plants Grow Less in Hotter Temperatures

Plants have developed a robust system that stops their cell cycle in hostile environments such as abnormally hot temperatures. In ...
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Escherichia coli bacteria are Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that normally inhabit the intestines of humans and other animals. They can also produce 'natural-identical' compounds, unlike synthetic and chemical production methods. (Image Credit: RBO VEISLAND, MI&I/Science Photo Library)

Producing Ingredients for Natural Foods, Flavors and Fragrances Using Metabolically Engineered Organisms

Metabolically engineered organisms could sustainably produce ingredients for natural foods, flavors and fragrances ...
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Participants of the 13th Pan-Asia Farmers' Exchange Program

Agri-Biotech Stakeholders Convene For Pan-Asia Farmer’s Exchange Program

Forty-three delegates from 10 Asian countries composed of farmer-leaders, scientists and the academia, media, as well as representatives from government and private institutions ...
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Energy and Resources Institute to Set Up Incubation Center for Biotech Solutions in India

Energy and Resources Institute to Set Up Incubation Center for Biotech Solutions in India

(TERI), one of country’s leading think-tanks, will set up an industrial incubation facility of TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology ...
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Top, regular rice and Golden Rice. Right, senior IRRI scientist Norman Oliva explaining Golden Rice features at IRRI headquarters in Los Baños, the Philippines (Image Credit: IRRI)

Rice Science’s Coming of Age

Both Bangladesh and the Philippines have readied for release the world’s first Vitamin A enriched rice varieties heralding a new ...
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Expansion of transposable elements explains genetic paradox of biological invasion. (Image Credit: IBCAS)

“Jumping” Genes and Adaptation

Species often experience a genetic bottleneck that diminishes genetic variation after speciation or introduction into a new area. Though bottlenecks ...
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A researcher inspects specimens of the newly created dwarf palm oil tree at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) laboratory in Bangi, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. (Image Credit: AFP)

Malaysia Plants Hope for Palm Oil’s Future in Dwarf Trees

Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil ...
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Through gene editing using a new nanotube carrier, researchers are transforming a particular DNA in crops so that they will produce bigger leaves and grow well in less light. (Image Credit: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Nanotube Delivers Enhanced Genes to Leaves More Quickly to Produce Better Crop

In a quiet corner of the National University of Singapore (NUS), scientists are creating the next generation of supercrops that ...
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Legislators Apprised on PHL Biosafety Regulations

Legislators Apprised on PHL Biosafety Regulations

More than 100 Legislative officials from the House of Representatives and selected members of the Philippine Judicial Academy (Philja) were apprised ...
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n Japan, genetically modified products have to be labeled; an advisory panel did not say whether that should apply to gene-edited food as well. (Image Credit: SHIHO FUKADA/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES)

Gene-edited Foods Are Safe, Japanese Panel Concludes

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet ...
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In 2016, the fungal disease - wheat blast - struck wheat fields of Bangladesh, in its first outbreak in Asia, causing colossal crop damage and sending alerts in bordering regions of India. (Image Credit: CiMMYT)

Fighting the Fungi that Destroy Wheat

Scientists in UK, Bangladesh join hands in applying genome editing to develop a novel variety capable of withstanding the fearsome ...
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Among Singapore's agri-tech pioneers is Citiponics, which has a rooftop farm in Kang Ching Road in Jurong, as well as one on top of a multi-storey carpark in Ang Mo Kio. The firm was highlighted by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon in Parliament yesterday. (Image Credit: Jamie Koh)

Singapore to Grow High-tech Farming with 18ha Agri-Food Innovation Park

A plot of land equivalent to 33 football fields in size will serve as Singapore's farming hothouse, as the country ...
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Cobs of GMO corn sit on display in the Monsanto Co. booth during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The show is sponsored by Farm Progress Co., owned by Penton Media, and is billed as the largest outdoor farm show in the U.S. (Image Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Department of Agriculture Launches Probe into GM Corn Seeds ‘price fixing’

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it has started investigating allegations that traders and multinationals are manipulating the price of ...
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Farmers busy selling Bt brinjal at a village market. (Image Credit: www.dhakatribune.com)

5 Years After Releasing its First GM Crop, Bangladesh Says Farmers Gain by Adopting Bt Brinjal

Five years after introducing country’s first genetically modified crop – Bt brinjal – government undertook an impact assessment study last ...
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Mozuku, a type of brown seaweed, contains exceptionally high levels of fucoidan compared to other seaweeds. Fucoidan is thought to have many health benefits, such as preventing the formation of tumors and blood clots. (Image Credit: OIST)

Scientists Crack Genome of Superfood Seaweed, Ito-mozuku

Along the tropical coastline of Okinawa, Japan, farmers raise rows of delectable seaweed and harvest thousands of tons of the ...
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MIT engineers have developed a way to deliver genes to the chloroplasts of plant cells. In these images, mesophyll cells (right) and epidermal cells (left) in an arugula leaf have been engineered to express a yellow fluorescent protein in their chloroplasts. Cell walls are stained red and chloroplasts are stained blue. (Image Credit: Tedrick Thomas Salim Lew and Seon-Yeong Kwak/MIT)

An Easier Way to Engineer Plants

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new genetic tool that could make it easier to engineer ...
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Image Credit: Thailand Business News

Thailand is Pushing for the Development Of Bioeconomy

The Ministry of Industry is working out a roadmap for investment in the development of bioeconomy in Thailand. The bioeconomy ...
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Isabela Governor Faustino “Bodjie” Dy III (Image Credit: PhilRice)

Isabela Governor Lauds Golden Rice Project

Incumbent Isabela Governor Faustino “Bodjie” Dy III commended the Golden Rice project for securing all the necessary requirements first before ...
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(Left to right) Mr Peter Chia, CEO of Allegro Aqua and Mr Koh Soo Keong, Chairman of Allegro Aqua (Image Credit: Koh Mui Fong/TODAY)

Singapore-developed Breed of Sea Bass to Make a Splash

A premium breed of sea bass could soon make its way to the table at homes and in eateries with ...
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Genetically Modified Crops Contributing to Country's Agriculture

Genetically Modified Crops Contributing to Country’s Agriculture

Aiming to develop journalists' capacity, a two-day workshop on application of biotechnology in agriculture, began at a hotel in Dhaka ...
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