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Tag: GMO – Genetically Modified Organism

TED: Jennifer Doudna | We Can Now Edit Our DNA. But Let’s Do it Wisely

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called “designer babies.” Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works — and asks the scientific community to …

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Museum of Science Boston: Dr. Kevin Esvelt — When Should we Engineer Wild Organisms?

Kevin Esvelt from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering giving a presentation called “When Should we Engineer Wild Organisms?” The Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science-Synthetic Biology (Innovations in Development) project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1421179. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in this material are those of …

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University of California : The Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

  Pamela C. Ronald and Angelika Hilbeck engage in a scientifically informed debate about the use of GMOs when discussing how best to feed the world’s growing population and global environmental challenges that are growing.    

Intelligence^2: Debate | Genetically Modify Food Or Not

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for decades. Created by modifying the DNA of one organism through the introduction of genes from another, they are developed for a number of different reasons-to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought-and are mainly found in our food supply in processed foods using corn, …

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HBO: VICE | GMO Savior Seeds?

Isobel Yeung explored the growth of Monsanto’s pestacide resistant GMOs and its consequences. This is her debrief from Season 3 Episode 9 of VICE on HBO.  

TED: Pamela Ronald | The case for engineering our food

Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the …

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A natural glow: Light producing plants

The the Dutch designer and innovator Daan Roosengaarde has been creating plant that glows. So far only prototypes. But these planets has been genetically modified to include luciferin, a chemical that gives the jellyfish its brilliant glow. Sure, Roosengaarde’s plants is not near as amazing as the scenery you get to see the movie Avatar …

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