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CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing in MicroRNA of Rice

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs with roles in plant development and stress responses. Loss-of-function analysis of miRNA genes has been challenging ...
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Gates grant seeds Cornell Alliance for Science $10M campaign

The Cornell Alliance for Science is launching a “$10M by 2020” campaign, seeded with a $6.4 million grant from the ...
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Selangor sees big future in biotechnology

Invest Selangor CEO explains the importance of biotechnology to the state and what it is doing to grow the sector ...
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Integrated approach required to tackle climate change: Expert

Continuous efforts such as genetic improvements, integrated farming approach and use of balanced natural resources were required to tackle the ...
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Davao vegetable council supports commercial planting of Bt eggplant

THE Vegetable Industry Council of Southern Mindanao (Vicsmin) has expressed its full support for the commercial planting of Bt eggplant ...
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How biotech is helping Asia tackle hunger and meet its development goals

Kundhavi Kadiresan says scientists can help boost food production in Asia – home of most of the world’s poor – ...
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CRISPR-mediated Knockout of SaF/SaM Overcomes the Hybrid Male Sterility in Rice

Hybrids between the indica and japonica subspecies of rice (Oryza sativa) are usually sterile, which hinders the use of heterosis ...
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Biotech Crop Regulation Based on Sound Science Needed for Myanmar, says Permanent Secretary

During the seminar to launch ISAAA Brief 52 at Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on August 26, 2017, Myanmar Permanent Secretary for the ...
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EFSA okays GM bacteria as feed supplement

French Ajinomoto Eurolysine SAS, part of the world leading producer of amino acids by fermentation, has received a positive safety ...
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China, Pakistan to enhance bilateral cooperation in agriculture sector

BEIJING: A World renowned company in the field of Hybrid rice production, Tianjin Tianlong Agricultural Science and Technology has shown keen interest ...
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Why we need peaceful co-existence between GMOs and organics

  • Organic farming’s low yields cannot possibly feed the world, and its costs are prohibitive for most of the planet’s ...
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Social media crucial in agri-innovations

RECOGNIZING the trend of the present day, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), ...
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Bio-technology, a powerful tool for sustainable agriculture: Apec

CAN THO, Vietnam - The application of new technologies such as bio-technology would facilitate sustainable agriculture ...
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India should adopt GM technology to boost agricultural production

Crop productivity in is low compared to its neighbours as it has not kept pace with world-class innovative technologies, said a ...
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Food security experts shift focus to biotechnology

LAHORE: There is a dire need for increasing the agricultural yield to feed an increasing global population, food security experts emphasised ...
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APEC seeks boost to food security, sustainable agriculture growth

Viet Nam News CẦN THƠ – Việt Nam strongly support promoting co-operation in water management for sustainable agricultural development among APEC ...
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Reducing food loss and waste: long-term priority for APEC economies

Viet Nam News CẦN THƠ – Food loss and waste are key challenges to global food security, especially in the ...
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Experts urge use of agricultural biotechnology as response to climate change

Viet Nam News CẦN THƠ — Agricultural biotechnology is one of the key tools that can improve the yield and ...
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How biotechnology can help Nigeria reduce agricultural import bill

Currently, Nigeria has been spending huge amount of money importing basic food items which can be produced and processed locally ...
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Biotech crops to be in more local farms

THROUGH a Joint Department Circular (JDC) empowering development of biotech crops in the country, biotech rice, papaya, cotton, and eggplant ...
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