Disease-resistant pigs and oily plants – why UK scientists seek to alter food genes | GM

On 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and delivered his first speech as prime minister. Among the many pledges he made was a promise that he was going “to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules”. Such a move would allow the nation to “develop the blight-resistant crops … Read more

Pacific Northwest Wildfires Alter Air Pollution Patterns Across North America – Posing Potential Health Risks to Millions of People

According to recent research, larger and more intense wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are changing the seasonal rhythm of air pollution and triggering an increase in hazardous pollutants in August. Increase in August pollution could have far-reaching health implications. New research finds that increasingly large and intense wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are altering the … Read more

Scientists put CRISPR on safer path to patient treatments with new process for evaluating impacts of gene edits that alter rather than “knock out” DNA code

Wilmington, DE, (MARCH 21, 2022) – A new study from scientists at ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute is advancing the safety and efficacy of using CRISPR gene editing in patient treatments by demonstrating how to identify and evaluate the broad-based biological impact of gene. editing on targeted tissues, where the edits are designed to fully disable … Read more

Long-Term Cannabis Smoking Appears to Alter Lung Function, But Not Like Tobacco

A long-term study that followed more than a thousand participants found that regular marijuana smoking can alter the function of your lungs as you age. However, unlike smoking, marijuana seems to affect human respiration in a slightly different way. Beyond adulthood, smoking is associated with a gradual decrease in the amount of air you can … Read more