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

Scholars seek greater collaboration among zoos and museums – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The animal collections housed at zoos and natural history museums – living specimens in the first case, preserved in the other – constitute an exhaustive trove of information about Earth’s biodiversity. Yet, zoos and museums rarely share data with each other. The animal collections housed at zoos and natural history museums – living specimens in … Read more

Pfizer could seek FDA authorization for kids’ vaccine

Members of the final age group authorized for COVID-19 vaccination may arrive sooner and sooner than expected. Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to seek immediate approval for their mRNA vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration earlier today, which will allow children between the ages of six months and five years to be vaccinated in … Read more