Biotechnology Education Magazine Now Online: Your World Focuses on Agricultural Biotechnology
News Dec 01, 2009
The Biotechnology Institute has released the latest issue of Your World: Biotechnology & You, the nation's leading biotechnology education magazine.
The issue focuses on agriculture biotech crops...the science involved, the benefits possible, and the controversies. It helps students, teachers, parents, farmers, and other stakeholders around the globe to better understand agricultural biotechnology as a system of sustainable agriculture that will satisfy human food needs, enhance environmental quality, and sustain the economic viability of farms.
The full version of the issue can be downloaded for free at
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have shown in a new study that the gene therapy with telomerase that they have developed, and which has proven to be effective in mice against diseases caused by excessive telomere shortening and ageing, does not cause cancer or increase the risk of developing it, even in a cancer-prone setting.READ MORE
Scientists report a novel gene therapy that halts vision loss in a canine model of a blinding condition called autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP). The strategy could one day be used to slow or prevent vision loss in people with the disease. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health.