Genetically Modified
What's being modified and why?

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12 Resources
Should We Grow GM Crops?

Should We Grow GM Crops?

Do you think we should grow genetically modified (GM) crops? How well do you know the arguments for and against? Go through this exercise that will challenge our assumptions and make you think twice. More...

Interactive
PBS
Bananas as Hepatitis B Oral Vaccine?

Bananas as Hepatitis B Oral Vaccine?

Maybe, just maybe, getting a vaccine wouldn't be so bad if it were genetically engineered into a banana. Sound crazy? Maybe. But it could become a reality. More...

Article
Las Vegas Guardian Express
Gallery: Happy Genetically Modified Thanksgiving

Gallery: Happy Genetically Modified Thanksgiving

From stuffing and sweet corn to pumpkin pie and turkey, see how genetically modified products can show up at your Thanksgiving dinner. More...

Images
Popular Science
Gallery: How to Make a Genetically Modified Seed

Gallery: How to Make a Genetically Modified Seed

Check out this gallery and the accompanying article to learn about the high tech behind genetically modified seeds…and why companies want to make them. More...

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Popular Science
Harvest of Fear: Viewpoints

Harvest of Fear: Viewpoints

Do experts think genetically modified (GM) food is safe? What about the benefits of GM? What are the risks? Find answers to these questions and more. More...

Article
PBS
Mary Dell Chilton: Geneticist

Mary Dell Chilton: Geneticist

In one of the rarest “Eureka” moments, Dr. Chilton discovered a bacterium that inserted its DNA into another organism. Take a look at the work of a founding figure in the world of GMOs. More...

Profile
Women in Technology International
You Call That a Tomato?

You Call That a Tomato?

First there was the test tube baby. Then in the '90s came the...test tube tomato. Take a look back at the "Flavr Savr," the first attempt to bring GMOs to consumers. More...

Video
New York Times
Genetic Engineering In-Depth

Genetic Engineering In-Depth

Genetic engineering takes genes from one organism and moves them into another — producing drugs like insulin, plants with desirable traits, and more. More...

Article
Iowa Public Television
How to Extract DNA from Anything Living

How to Extract DNA from Anything Living

Put enzymes (in the form of meat tenderizer) to work and extract DNA from a variety of vegetables and fruits. Make sure it's OK to use the blender. More...

Activity
Genetic Science Learning Center
12 Bizarre Examples of Genetic Engineering

12 Bizarre Examples of Genetic Engineering

Just what is possible with genetic engineering? Cabbage with scorpion toxins, goats that produce spider silk, and more. More...

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MNN
Genetic Modification Proposed to Save Endangered Species

Genetic Modification Proposed to Save Endangered Species

Is genetic engineering an appropriate strategy to help save species in danger of extinction, particularly from climate change? Read on and form your own opinion. More...

Article
Groundspeak.com
Why Do We Make Glowing Rats?

Why Do We Make Glowing Rats?

Why would researchers spend time and effort making animals that fluoresce under UV lights? The very practical answer might surprise you. More...

Video
SciShow