SCIENTISTS EXPLORED THE USE OF CRISPR-CAS9 TO IMPROVE KITAAKE RICE

Scientists from Universitas Gadjah Mada and Research and Development Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Resources, Indonesia aimed...

BRAZILIAN SCIENTISTS PUBLISH MOST COMPLETE GENOME SEQUENCE OF COMMERCIAL SUGARCANE

An international group of researchers led by scientists from Brazil's Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo has assembled...

 
 
 

FIELD TRIALS REVEAL BLIGHT RESISTANT GM POTATOES

The latest stage of field trials conducted by The Sainsbury Laboratory for a genetically modified potato with improved tuber quality...

EUROPEAN COMMISSION AUTHORIZES 8 GM PRODUCTS FOR FOOD AND FEED USES

The European Commission has authorized eight genetically modified organisms , all for food/feed uses. These are: maize MZHG0JG; maize...

 
 
 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA A STEP CLOSER TO LIFTING GM BAN

The State Government of South Australia has introduced a legislation to finally lift the GM crop ban in mainland SA. The ban was supposed...

ASIAN COURSE TACKLES IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRATING RESEARCH, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND SCIENCE-BASED REGULATION IN AGRIBIOTECH

Recognizing the importance of integrating research, effective communication, and science-based regulatory frameworks in harnessing...

 
 
 

INDIA DEVELOPS DROUGHT TOLERANT AND DISEASE RESISTANT CHICKPEAS

Indian farmers may soon take hold of two new chickpea varieties with improved drought tolerance and disease resistance traits. The...

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HOW SORGHUM CONTROLS GENOME TO SURVIVE DROUGHT

A new study led by scientists from the University of California Berkeley reveals how sorghum plants control its genome - switching...

 
 
 

POPSCI HAILS IMPOSSIBLE BURGER 2.0 AS MOST IMPORTANT ENGINEERING INNOVATION IN 2019

Impossible Burger 2.0 by Impossible Foods, described as "a rare revolution of fake meat" is the grand winner of the Most Important...

ENGINEERING SELF-FERTILIZING PLANTS TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

Scientists from Joyn Bio are attempting to engineer microbes that can make plants self-fertilizing, thus reducing the environmental...

 
 
 

STUDY PINPOINTS AN NLR GENE THAT CONFERS PARTIAL RESISTANCE TO RICE BLAST FUNGUS

A genome-wide association study led to the identification of 27 loci linked to rice blast resistance. The results are published in...

GENE EDITING OF THE JASMONATE BIOSYNTHESIS OSAOC GENE IN RICE

A procedure to develop new Jasmonate -deficient mutant using CRISPR-Cas9 in rice was presented by the researchers from Universite de...

 
 
 

UTRECHT BIOLOGISTS DISCOVER MECHANISM FOR PLANT GROWTH UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURES

Biologists from Utrecht University have discovered a new molecular mechanism that allows plants to optimize their growth under suboptimal...

RESEARCH TEAM DISCOVERS GENE FOR IRON CONTROL IN PLANTS

Researchers at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire have discovered a gene that controls the regulation of iron uptake in plants. The...

 
 
 

ENGINEERED BACTERIA PRODUCES BEEFREE HONEY

A team of 12 students from the Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at Israel's the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology...

BIOTECH SAVES LIVES, DOH UNDERSECRETARY SAYS

"Without biotechnology, Polio, Measles, and other deadly diseases will be rampant. This reflects the importance of biotechnology in...

 
 
 

PH SCIENTISTS LEAD DISCUSSIONS ON BIOTECH CROPS SAFETY WITH FOOD AND FEED INDUSTRY

The Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines , together with the International Rice Research Institute and the Southeast Asian Regional...

GENE-EDITING INCREASES SORGHUM'S PROTEIN CONTENT

Researchers at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation in Australia led by Professor Ian Godwin have achieved a...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP "WAR ROOM" SIMULATIONS TO FIGHT CROP DISEASES

Scientists used the case of sweet potato in Uganda to create a model in seed systems and landscapes to develop a management strategy...

SCIENCE AND SHE: EMPOWERING WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Why are there few women in science? UNESCO Institute for Statistics data states that in 2015, only 30% of the world's researchers were...

 
 
 



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 ...

Perceptive Unveils New $200M Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Biotechs

Perceptive Unveils New $200M Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Biotechs

Perceptive Advisors, an investment firm with a long track record of life science investing across all points of development, is now stepping up to pump money into companies at... Read more ...

Merck Makes a Big Blood Cancer Bet With $2.7B Deal for ArQule

Merck Makes a Big Blood Cancer Bet With $2.7B Deal for ArQule

Merck is acquiring cancer drug developer ArQule for $2.7 billion , a cash deal that brings it a promising early-stage compound that could challenge a blockbuster leukemia drug... Read more ...

KalVista Pharma Eye Drug Partnered With Merck Flunks Phase 2 Test

KalVista Pharma Eye Drug Partnered With Merck Flunks Phase 2 Test

A KalVista Pharmaceuticals eye drug at the center of a research collaboration with Merck has failed a mid-stage clinical trial. KalVista developed its drug, KVD001, to treat... Read more ...

Zentalis Steps Out With $147M Raised to Develop “Tried and True” Small Molecules

Zentalis Steps Out With $147M Raised to Develop “Tried and True” Small Molecules

Zentalis Pharmaceuticals is banking on small molecules for cancer-leaving the “cool technologies” aside for a “tried and true” approach, says the CEO, who wants to let the... Read more ...

Scripps Research, AbbVie Expand Drug Discovery Deal Beyond Cancer

Scripps Research, AbbVie Expand Drug Discovery Deal Beyond Cancer

The Scripps Research Institute and AbbVie have agreed to broaden an existing drug discovery agreement focused on cancer cell therapies to now encompass treatments for other... Read more ...

Eying Cancer Combos, Sanofi to Splash Out $2.5B on San Diego's Synthorx

Eying Cancer Combos, Sanofi to Splash Out $2.5B on San Diego's Synthorx

Synthorx is working to design new cytokine therapies for cancer using an “extended” genetic alphabet that could help avoid the shortcomings associated with earlier versions... Read more ...

Artificial Pancreas Keeps Patients Healthier: A Perspective

Artificial Pancreas Keeps Patients Healthier: A Perspective

The late Mayo endocrinologists Russell Wilder, M.D., and Randall Sprague, M.D., would be smiling today at the news for patients with diabetes. Much of their lives and careers... Read more ...

Aurinia Plans FDA Filing After Lupus Nephritis Drug Hits Phase 3 Goals

Aurinia Plans FDA Filing After Lupus Nephritis Drug Hits Phase 3 Goals

Aurinia shares spiked last week after voclosporin, an immunosuppressant being tested in patients with lupus nephritis, met its primary and secondary endpoints in a Phase 3... Read more ...

AstraZeneca Taps Gatehouse Bio to Identify Potential Drug Targets

AstraZeneca Taps Gatehouse Bio to Identify Potential Drug Targets

After joining AstraZeneca's Boston Bio Hub incubator last year, Gatehouse Bio is now teaming up with the pharma company to identify potential drug targets in respiratory and... Read more ...

Alzheimer's drug candidates reverse broader aging, study shows

LA JOLLA-In mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, Salk... Read more ...