Genetic engineering

"Genetic Engineering" (GE) has been practiced by humans for more than 10,000 years, first by selecting and hybridizing plants.

Below is the text of a letter sent to officials at London's UnHerd Club in anticipation of an appearance there on July 18 of anti-science, anti-technology, anti-innovation activist Vandana Shiva.

Because most of society is between two and six generations removed from farming, to many people that subject is largely terra incognita, literally and figuratively.

Fourteen years ago last month, I was privileged to join a small group of scholars and clergy convened from around the world by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences for a “study week,” the subject of which was “Transgenic Plants for Food Securit

Anyone active on social media is aware that there is a great deal of passionate but ill-founded opposition to vaccination, including the new COVID-19 vaccines. How could that be?

While he was the Prince of Wales, King Charles repeatedly demonstrated a pitfall of the sort of inbreeding that has plagued the royal families of Europe for centuries: feeblemindedness.

Molecular genetic engineering has spawned a strange new allergy. No, not the kind of allergy that causes hives or wheezing; rather, an aversion to mentioning the role of genetic engineering in agriculture.

The first Earth Day celebration, a nationwide environmental teach-in held in 1970, was the brainchild of Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who was interested in environmental issues.

Agronomist and plant breeder extraordinaire Norman Borlaug, often described as “The Father of the Green Revolution,” was an inspiration to many of us involved in ince