Posts Tagged 'genetic modification'

Should gene drive be banned?

Should gene drive be banned?

  A number of global scientists have proposed a resolution that would broaden the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to implore governments to “refrain from” releasing certain genetically engineered organisms into nature.  “Gene drive” is

Mouse with two mums

Mouse with two mums

Using an egg and a stem cell, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. manipulated the DNA of two mice to give birth to babies that had two mothers. The “bimaternal” mice were healthy, but

DragonflEye: the cybernetic dragonfly drone

DragonflEye: the cybernetic dragonfly drone

Robotic drone? Check. Solar powered? Check. Genetically engineered? Check. DragonflEye has all the fly gear. The DragonflEye collaboration between Boston-based Draper and Virginia-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia aims to perfect a neuromodulator technique