USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

You may remember last year when the USDA approved a field trial of genetically modified mosquitos in Florida. Although there were the usual ideologically opposed protests the trial is progressing. Well, last week the USDA approved another field trial of a GM insect, this time the diamondback moth. The diamondback moth is an invasive species… Read More USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

Evolution in Real Time: Antibiotic Resistance

I saw a paper in Science this week that was simultaneously very exciting and, frankly, terrifying. It involved the study of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli. Many studies have been done looking at how E. coli and other bacteria can evolve resistance to both single and multi-drug environment. These are normally conducted in flasks of liquid culture,… Read More Evolution in Real Time: Antibiotic Resistance

Genetically Modified Aubergine Reveals Desperation of Anti-GMO Zealots

I have written extensively in the past about the benefits of genetically modified crops and how the anti-GMO lobby will tell any lie they can think of to try to discredit a technology that not only doesn’t do harm but actually has the potential to do enormous amounts of good. They say that it increases… Read More Genetically Modified Aubergine Reveals Desperation of Anti-GMO Zealots

Genetically Modified Mosquito On Verge Of Full Scale US Release

Regular readers may remember a post back in March of this year where I wrote about a genetically modified mosquito. The aim of the GM mosquito was to decrease populations of the species Aedes aegypti, an all but domesticated variety of mosquito perfectly adapted to live in human-inhabited areas and carrier of several significant human pathogens… Read More Genetically Modified Mosquito On Verge Of Full Scale US Release