- Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing Updated: Dec-01-15 11:47 am
WASHINGTON - Alternating the promise of cures for intractable diseases with anxiety about designer babies and eugenics, hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world began debating the boundaries of a revolutionary technology to edit the human genetic code.
- AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing Updated: Nov-30-15 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.
- Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes Updated: Nov-23-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
- UF researchers find hope in battle against citrus greening Updated: Nov-23-15 12:34 pm
LAKE ALFRED, Florida - Researchers at the University of Florida say they have good news in the war against citrus greening: genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to the disease.
- What's for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK'd by FDA Updated: Nov-19-15 10:48 pm
WASHINGTON - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.
- Delegation critical of FDA on genetically modified salmon Updated: Nov-19-15 2:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's "livid" at the federal Food and Drug Administration's approval of genetically modified salmon for human consumption.