Genetic Engineering

Letting Gene Drives Loose Outside Labs is Too Risky, says Scientist Who Promoted Idea

Letting Gene Drives Loose Outside Labs is Too Risky, says Scientist Who Promoted Idea This article was first pubt published in Earth Island Journal. But other advocates of controversial genetic engineering technology are moving ahead with plans to conduct field trials in a few years By PAUL KOBERSTEIN A large cache of emails released this …

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When it Comes to GMOs, the Devil is in the Details

When it Comes to GMOs, the Devil is in the Details This article was first published in Earth Island Journal. By PAUL KOBERSTEIN Unresolved safety questions about gene-editing technologies underscore need for caution While expressing support for the watered-down GMO labeling bill, which was passed by Congress last week and is now awaiting President Obama’s …

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A Very Different Kind of GMO is Headed to Supermarket Shelves

A Very Different Kind of GMO is Headed to Supermarket Shelves By PAUL KOBERSTEIN Little is known about the environmental and public health impacts of crops using a new technology called RNAi Soon, maybe within a year, Americans could be eating two new varieties of apple that won’t turn brown after slicing. To make these …

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