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Monsanto Announces Global Genome-Editing Licensing Agreement With Broad Institute For Newly-Characterized CRISPR System

January 4, 2017- ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has reached a new global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of the novel CRISPR-Cpf1 genome-editing technology in agriculture. The [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Agriculture, Food, News, Press Releases|

Metabolix, Inc. Announces Name Change to Yield10 Bioscience, Inc.

WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), announced today that the Company is changing its name to Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., effective January 9, 2017 to reflect the new mission and strategic direction of the business.   [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Agriculture, Food, News, Press Releases|

Intrexon Advances ActoBiotics™ Platform to Development Phase for Biological Crop Protection

DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology to improve the quality of life and health of the planet, today announced initial studies have validated the efficacy of dsRNA [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Agriculture, Crop Protection, News, Press Releases|

SynBioBeta CEO Presents on Synthetic Biology, “The Next Industrial Revolution,” at UN Biodiversity Conference

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference is currently winding down in Cancún, Mexico after nearly two weeks of events, discussions, and presentations on global strategies for conserving and sustaining biodiversity.  One of the many exciting presentations was delivered by SynBioBeta CEO, [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Agriculture, News|

Oxitec Opens Large Scale Mosquito Production Facility in Brazil

Capacity to Produce 60 Million Friendly™ Aedes per Week can Help Protect Up to 3 Million Brazilians from Primary Vector for Zika, Dengue and other Viruses OXFORD, England, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in [...]

CRISPR: The Future of Food?

By: Kevin Holden, PhD, Head of Synthetic Biology at Synthego Abstract: In this article, we'll discuss the important role CRISPR may play in the future of food amidst  challenges of feeding the world's growing population. We'll also take a look [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Agriculture, Food, News, Press Releases|