What we’ve had for years: A gene gun is a device for delivering exogenous DNA (transgenes) to cells. The payload is an elemental particle of a heavy metal coated with DNA. This technique is often referred to as biolistics. Gene guns can be used effectively on most cells but are mainly used on plant cells. […]
Scientist have produced genetically modified goats to produce large quantities of a spider silk, one of the strongest substances known to man. The transplanted gene allows the goat to produce milk containing an extra protein, which is then extracted and spun into spider silk thread. Spider silk fiber could have several medical uses, such as for […]
Rice, engineered to contain human genes, will be grown outdoors in the hope of reaching commercial production standards. It’s made by the biotechnology company, Ventria Bioscience, in Junction City, Kansas.
Ventria has been cultivating rice with genes from the human liver for the purpose of extracting artificial proteins for use in pharmaceuticals.
Ventria has developed three varieties of rice, each Continue reading