Plants As Plants: Gene Could Convert Crops To Plastics Factories

Plastics are produced by making chains of compounds derived from petroleum.

World's First Cloned Transgenic Goats Born

The world's first cloned transgenic goats have been born as part of a research program

Scientists develop plant that produces potential anti-carcinogen

A Purdue University researcher has successfully engineered plants that may not only lead to the production of anti-carcinogenic nutritional supplements, but also may be used to remove excess selenium from agricultural fields.

Elevating the Vitamin E Content of Plants Through Metabolic Engineering

Studies have shown that overexpression of gamma-tocopherol methyltransferase in Arabidopsis seeds shifted oil compositions in favor of alpha-tocopherol.

Genetically Modified Plants for Improved Trace Element Nutrition

The author presented an overview of the possible combination of conventional approach and genetic modification to optimize trace element bioavailability.

India’s Supreme Court Temporarily Bars Approval of Genetically Modified Crops

The article reports that India's Supreme Court has suspended further licensing of genetically modified products.

Generating and manipulating transgenic animals using transposable elements

This review covers the vertebrate-active retrotransposons and transposons that have been well studied and adapted for use as gene transfer agents.

Modification of Plant Lipids for Human Health: Development of Functional Land-Based Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Feasibility of developing a land-based source of functional omega-3 fatty acids on a large scale.

Biotechnology to improve health in developing countries - A review

A review of new and emerging biotechnologies and explore how they can be used to support the goals of developing countries in improving health.

First Protein "Biochips" May Deliver Improved Detection, Diagnosis

Scientists at Purdue University have created the first protein "biochips," mating silicon computer chips with biological proteins.

The Application of Biotechnology to Nutrition: An Overview

A review in crop biotechnology that is being used to enhance locally grown crops.

The Future of Regulatory Toxicology: Impact of the Biotechnology Revolution

The purpose of this article is to discuss the potential impact of this knowledge, and these technologies, on the practice of regulatory toxicology...

Mycorrhizoremediation—an enhanced form of phytoremediation

This review highlights the ecological complexity and diversity of plant-microbe-soil combinations, and provides an overview on the recent developments in this area.

Genetically engineered mosquitoes show resistance to dengue fever virus

News: Researchers have successfully created a genetically engineered mosquito that shows a high level of resistance against the most prevalent type of dengue fever virus.

Making a Friendlier Mosquito

News: Genetically modified mosquitoes that cannot transmit malaria are one hope for battling the disease that still kills over one million people a year. But that plan faces some serious snags, according to UC Davis researchers who are suggesting an alter

Hopkins researchers develop new tool to watch real-time chemical activity in cells

Hopkins researchers develop new tool to watch real-time chemical activity in cells

Biotechnology approach to determination of genetic and epigenetic control in cells

This article reviews series of studies aimed at developing methods and systems for analyzing epigenetic information in cells. Knowlege acquired from this will lead to the use of cells for fully controlled practical applications like cell-based drug screen

NASA biotechnology activities enhancing quality of life

Anthrax-killing device, soybeans in space, artificial bone replacement materials, light-emitting diodes for wound healing, a new medicine to treat bone loss, advanced techniques for pharmaceutical drug design are some of the biotechnological activities be

Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health

Water, waste and energy are the three greatest challenges to the environmental health of society. A synergistic marriage of two distinct disciplines, mirobial ecology and environmental biotechnology, is proposed as solution.