SCIENTISTS USE TALENS FOR TARGETED GENOME EDITING OF POTATO

Osaka University and partners reported targeted genome editing in potato using transcription activator-like effector nucleases. The...

NEW POTATO BREEDING MARKER FOR TUBERIZATION IDENTIFIED

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute were able to identify a specific protein in the potato genome that is responsible for initiating...

 
 
 

RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY GENES THAT TELL PLANTS WHEN TO FLOWER

Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg have identified two genes that are key to how plants know when to flower....

92% COTTON, 90% CORN AREAS IN THE US PRODUCED WITH GE SEEDS

The United States is the top biotech-crop growing country in the world, having commercialized biotech crops in 1996. The adoption of...

 
 
 

PLANT TISSUE ENGINEERING IMPROVES DROUGHT AND SALINITY TOLERANCE IN ARABIDOPSIS

Scientists from the United States and South Korea have now engineered Arabidopsis thaliana to behave like a succulent, improving water-use...

COMPARISON BETWEEN GM AND NON-GM MAIZE SHOWS NO DIFFERENCE IN COMPOSITION, AGRONOMIC TRAITS

Genetically modified maize intended to control rootworm was analyzed and compared to its non-GM counterparts as well as commercial...

 
 
 

LOCAL INVESTORS CHALLENGED TO SUPPORT GENOME EDITING START-UPS IN AFRICA

Private investors in Africa have been challenged to support the establishment of genome editing start-ups on the continent. This comes...

ISF URGES GOVERNMENTS TO CONTINUE FACILITATING SEED MOVEMENT WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS UNDER COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In March, the International Seed Federation sought the support of governments around the world to facilitate the international movement...

 
 
 

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY EXPERTS EXPAND GENOME EDITING APPLICATIONS

Computational biologists in the Media Lab's Molecular Machines group and the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms have successfully engineered...

GENE EDITING LEADS TO HIGH YIELD AND ENHANCED AROMA IN RICE

Researchers from Guangxi University and South China Agricultural University successfully developed rice mutants that are high yielding...

 
 
 

GM RICE PROVIDES NATURAL SOURCE OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENTS

Researchers were successful in developing a genetically modified rice that can reduce high blood pressure when consumed, without any...

PLANT GENE TO BOOST PHOSPHOROUS INTAKE

Plants and mycorrhizal fungi have a unique partnership. Plants allow fungi to live among their roots, while feeding them fat and sugar....

 
 
 

EFSA RELEASES SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF GM MAIZE MZIR 098

The European Food Safety Authority Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms has published the Scientific Opinion which reports on the...

SCIENTISTS COMPLETE FIELD TRIAL OF SWEDISH TRANSGENIC TREES

Transgenic hybrid aspen trees planted in 2014 were evaluated to determine how well they performed against damage from insects, fungi,...

 
 
 

15 CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES SIGN CHARTER TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

Fifteen universities in Canada have joined forces to tackle climate change by pledging to follow responsible investment practices....

STUDY OF 100 VARIETIES REVEALS TOMATO'S HIDDEN MUTATIONS

Researchers led by Zachary Lippman at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have identified long-concealed hidden mutations within the genomes...

 
 
 

AFRICAN WOMEN FOR BIOSCIENCES EMBRACE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR COMMUNICATING SCIENCE

A social media post-training poll has revealed that 73% of women in biosciences would be willing to write and engage online audiences...

WEBINAR: BIO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN GENOME EDITING

ISAAA Webinars present Genome Editing 101: Getting Ready for Business, a webinar hosted by ISAAA AfriCenter and moderated by Dr. Margaret...

 
 
 

NEW PROTOCOL: GENOME EDITING USING RICE ZYGOTES

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University presented a new protocol for CRISPR-Cas9‐based genome editing using rice zygotes. This...

HIGH-EFFICIENCY REDUCTION OF RICE AMYLOSE CONTENT VIA CRISPR-CAS9-MEDIATED BASE EDITING

Chinese Academy of Sciences and partner institutions used CRISPR-Cas9 to develop a simple and highly efficient approach for mild reduction...

 
 
 



World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

2nd International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine

This conference is designed for experts in academia and industries working in the tissue science and regenerative field, this conference will examine cutting-edge research in... Read more ...

After Biologic COVID-19 Drug OK'd in India, Equillium Plans a US Test

After Biologic COVID-19 Drug OK'd in India, Equillium Plans a US Test

The drug that Equillium licensed from India-based pharma giant Biocon has received authorization for emergency use in that country in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The... Read more ...

Roche, Blueprint Medicines Team Up Again in $775M RET Cancer Drug Pact

Roche, Blueprint Medicines Team Up Again in $775M RET Cancer Drug Pact

A Blueprint Medicines cancer drug candidate currently under FDA review will have the marketing muscle of Roche behind it if it wins regulatory approval. The two companies are... Read more ...

Last Chance for Xconomy Awards Nominations - Deadline is Friday, July 17

Last Chance for Xconomy Awards Nominations - Deadline is Friday, July 17

Have you had your say yet? The 2020 National Xconomy Awards represent the very best our life science industry has to offer. It is our privilege to recognize emerging companies... Read more ...

New Xconomy Podcast & Special Report Feature Boston Biophama Leaders on...

New Xconomy Podcast & Special Report Feature Boston Biophama Leaders on Digital Health

Miss Xconomy's Xcelerating Life Sciences Boston: Biopharma's Future in Digital Health event or want to revisit the insightful content? Our new podcast and special report... Read more ...

Amgen Doubles Down on BeiGene Collaboration, Investing $421M More

Amgen Doubles Down on BeiGene Collaboration, Investing $421M More

At the year's start Thousand Oaks, CA-based Amgen closed a strategic collaboration with BeiGene, investing $2.8 billion to gain a presence in what's becoming an ever-more... Read more ...

Scientists Successfully Demonstrate a New Experiment in the Search for...

Scientists Successfully Demonstrate a New Experiment in the Search for Theorized ‘Neutrinoless' Process

The CUPID-Mo detector is installed in the Edelweiss cryostat at Modane Underground Laboratory in France. Nuclear physicists affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy's... Read more ...

3 Biotech IPOs Together Rake In Over a Half Billion to Advance Treatments

3 Biotech IPOs Together Rake In Over a Half Billion to Advance Treatments

Three biotech companies collectively raised $584 million in their initial public offerings last week, continuing a streak of IPOs that has the healthcare sector playing a... Read more ...

Expression, homology modeling and enzymatic characterization of a new...

Β-mannanase can hydrolyze β-1,4 glycosidic bond of mannan by the manner of endoglycosidase to generate mannan-oligosaccharides. Currently, β-mannanase has been widely applied... Read more ...

De novo resveratrol production through modular engineering of an Escherichia...

Resveratrol is a plant secondary metabolite with diverse, potential health-promoting benefits. Due to its nutraceutical merit, bioproduction of resveratrol via microbial... Read more ...

From monomer to fibril: Abeta‐amyloid binding to Aducanumab antibody studied...

Abstract Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common causes of dementia. It is believed that the aggregation of short Aβ‐peptides to form oligomeric and protofibrillar... Read more ...