Changes in ‘Keystone Genes’ May Disrupt Entire Ecosystems

This recent study shows how changes in a single ‘keystone gene’ can have far-reaching consequences for ecosystems, an issue of relevance for new GE techniques. […]

Transgene Flow into Maize Landraces in Brazil

A study has found that 34% of samples of Brazilian maize landraces contained GM maize proteins, demonstrating the challenge of keeping transgene flow in check. […]

International Detection and Identification Framework for Gene-Edited Plants

It is technically possible to detect genome-edited plants, while an international anticipatory detection and identification framework for voluntary collaboration and collation of disclosed information is recommended for the adequate regulation of gene-edited food and feed products. […]

GM Canola Persists 20 years after Field Trials Ended in Tasmania

A timeline of yearly audits conducted by the Tasmanian government reveals that despite ending field trials of GM canola two decades ago, it has persisted in the environment, with some trial sites still reporting the presence of volunteer canola plants. […]

‘Explosion’ Of Risky Coronavirus Research Raises Concerns over Lab Biosafety

An accident involving a genetically altered version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus highlights the risks of coronavirus research and the need for better oversight and transparency of lab research involving dangerous pathogens. […]

Antibiotic-resistant Genes in GM Crops Persist in Wastewater 

Antibiotic-resistant genes that have been inserted into GM crops, which are then consumed as food, are more persistent than previously thought; they are able to withstand wastewater treatment and are taken up by bacteria in the sludge. […]

Fate of GM food-derived DNA in the Human Body

DNA derived from GM food in the human body can be found in the blood and tissues of humans and animals, and plant-food-miRNAs can survive digestion, enter the body and affect gene expression patterns in different organs. […]

Genetic Engineering Technique Causes Unexpected Genome Damage

A new study shows that the GM transformation process in plants is extraordinarily damaging at a genetic and epigenetic level. […]

Revisiting the Issue of Transgene Flow into Landraces of Maize in Mexico

Two recently published papers have revisited the issue of transgene flow into landraces of maize in Mexico. […]

New research finds common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

New research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. […]