Agriculture Department looks at revamping biotech rules

Agriculture Department looks at revamping biotech rules Worried about the inadvertent spread of new bioengineered plants that produce drugs and chemicals, the Agriculture Department is studying whether to adopt a risk-based system to protect the environment and food supply.


Making Way for Designer Insects

Making Way for Designer Insects The insect world could shortly undergo a genetic makeover in the laboratory. Scientists are at work developing silkworms that produce pharmaceuticals instead of silk, honeybees resilient enough to resist pesticides and even mosquitoes capable of delivering vaccines, instead of disease, with every bite.


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