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Blue Roses Could Be Coming Soon To A Garden Near You

For centuries, gardeners have attempted to breed blue roses with no success. But now, thanks to modern biotechnology, the elusive ...
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Insights from a Gene Genius

Sir Richard J. Roberts FRS shared his thoughts on science communication, open access publishing and GMOs at a public talk ...
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Southeast Asia Puts Gene Editing on the Agenda

South-East Asia, a major agricultural region with a regulated approach to genetically modified (GM) crops, is faced with a new ...
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IRRI’s Los Baños Rice Genebank Set to Receive Permanent Funding

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has set a funding pact with nonprofit organization Crop Trust to conserve and secure ...
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Federation of Seed Industry of India Bats for GM Variety

“There is a continuous communication war against biotechnology companies in seed research. Activists are painting a negative picture and we ...
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China’s Scientists Observe Plant Growth in its Space Lab

Astronauts need a lot of food during their space expedition that sometimes takes nearly two years. Carrying dried prepackaged food ...
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Japanese Scientists Modify Chickens to Lay Cancer-fighting Eggs

Scientists in Japan have genetically modified chickens to lay eggs containing an extremely valuable protein that helps treat cancer, hepatitis ...
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GMO Cotton Prompts Dramatic Drop in China’s Pesticide Use

China has experienced large and sustained reductions in pesticide use as a result of adopting GMO cotton, according to the ...
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Golden Price for Golden Rice?

With the continued increase of rice prices in the Philippines, there is but one question consumers and farmers would want ...
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Drought Tolerant Lines Improved Through Mutation

Good harvest under drought condition is now possible with the development of five breeding lines that can thrive well even ...
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Scientists Appeal the Establishment of Biotechnology Research Centers in Pakistan

The Pakistan Biotechnology and Microbiologists Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has demanded of the government to establish biotechnology research centers in all ...
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Chinese Biotech Firm to Work On Commercialization of GM Soybeans in Argentina

Chinese feed producer firm Dabeinong Technology will work on introducing genetically modified soybeans in Argentina on a commercial scale ...
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Protecting Rice Plants by Exploiting their Natural Defenses

Researchers in Indonesia have deciphered the chemical cues used by rice to attract a parasitoid that helps fight off the ...
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Province of Trà Vinh in Vietnam to Develop “clean” Agricultural Production

Trà Vinh Province plans to use advanced technology in agriculture and increase production of specialty products, Deputy Secretary of the ...
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Farmers in Mindanao to Explore Agri-biotech Farming

Over 120 farmer leaders around Mindanao agreed to explore and use modern biotechnology as an alternative way in farming. Asian ...
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Philippine Government Urged to Subsidize GM Seeds

Filipino farmers should gain access to low-cost genetically modified (GM) seeds once a law that seeks to advance biotechnology in ...
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Into Hilsa Fish Mystery

Bangladeshi researchers decode genome sequence of national fish, paving the way for knowing the unknown aspects of its life cycle ...
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The Wheat Code is Finally Cracked

Today in the international journal Science, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published a detailed description of the genome ...
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Chinese Scientists Discover Gene Helping Rice Adapt to Cold Climate

Chinese scientists have found a gene which plays an important role in helping rice, originating in warm southern China, expand ...
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Vietnam Makes Biotechnology Progress

Vietnam’s rapid progress in research and application of biotechnology in agriculture is contributing to the country’s goals for green growth ...
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