Latest Biotechnology News

Man hopes to use ‘glowing’ pups to remove genetic disorders

Nov. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EST

MENDENHALL, Miss. (AP) — From his backyard in a wooden shed stocked with scientific equipment and tools, David Ishee spends hours at a time away from his full-time job — injecting carbon dioxide into old oil fields — to look for techniques to enhance the genetic makeup of dogs. With his...

High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree

Nov. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts in nature. In a feat of genetic engineering, about half the chestnuts collected at this college experiment...