Latest Biotechnology News

Restaurants could be 1st to get genetically modified salmon

Jun. 21, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year. The salmon produced by...

The Latest: Biden: Trump wants to rewrite presidency limits

Jun. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the limits on the presidency. The former vice president said Tuesday that in the 2020 election, voters...

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

Jun. 11, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers. The move comes as companies are turning to newer genetic...

Bioengineered salmon won't come from US's biggest farm state

Jun. 9, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won't be coming from the biggest salmon farming state in the country. Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies has said American supermarkets could begin selling the much-debated fish by the end of next...

6 months later, gene-edited babies stir new interest, debate

May. 28, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

Six months after a Chinese scientist was widely scorned for helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies, he remains out of public view, and new information suggests that others may be interested in pursuing the same kind of work outside the United States. A fertility clinic in the United Arab Emirates...

At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

May. 24, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common type of the disease within a couple of years. The treatment is priced at $2.125 million. Out-of-pocket costs for patients will vary based on...