Simple and inexpensive gene-editing technology such as CRISPR has made the creation of genetically modified organisms much easier. But could nature still keep the upper hand?
Researchers are starting to harness the potential of this much-hyped gene editing technique – with coming applications in medicine, biology and agriculture.
Genome editing and synthetic biology are giving rise to new forms of life. But do these organisms have conservation value as part of earth's biodiversity?
Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Lawmakers reach a deal on national labeling rules for foods that contain GMOs, but if passed, it won't give consumers what research has shown consumers want.
The Senate has just reached an agreement for a national system to label foods with genetically modified ingredients. What do consumers actually want from GM food labeling?
Science and technology has always helped us feed the world. GM has more to offer, if we let it.
Genetically modified animals can help to feed the world's burgeoning population, but there is still a lot of misinformation concerning its safety.
Burkina Faso, one of the largest GM cotton producers in the world, has begun a phase out of all Bt cotton production.
The upcoming TTIP trade agreement could force EU to liberalise GM regulations such as labelling.
Adding a single wheat gene helps the American chestnut withstand a fungal pathogen that nearly wiped these hardwood trees out of the eastern forests they once dominated.
The US food authority may have approved GM salmon for our consumption, but it may take time before any appear in our stores.
Scientists are developing GM crops that don't need pesticides and other chemicals to help them grow. Isn't that what organic farmers want too?
New research suggests how we could prevent genetically modified organisms from surviving - and potentially spreading - in the wild.
The solutions presented by GM crops are rarely tested against the other options. Take a look at our philosophy of farming and it all starts to make sense.
Why are half of European Union members opting out of GMO crops? Hint: it's not about food and environmental safety.
Since the heyday of retail bans on products containing genetically modified ingredients 15 years ago, the tide has been heading in the other direction.
The GM debate in the developing world encompasses countries with very different priorities. Through the shrill battle of interests, the real agents for change tend to be overlooked.
Over 20 years since GM crops reached the public consciousness, the industry has struggled to get off the ground. Had it played a better hand, it could all have been very different.
What explains the huge gap between US and European consumers on GMO foods? A short history helps explain.