News tagged with genetic alteration

Animal behavioral studies can mimic human behavior

Studying animals in behavioral experiments has been a cornerstone of psychological research, but whether the observations are relevant for human behavior has been unclear. Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have identified ...

Jan 14, 2010
4 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Paper industry tests genetically altered trees

The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states has generated more cries from critics worried that such a large introduction of a bioengineered ...

Jun 07, 2010
5 / 5 (2) 7

Displacing petroleum-derived butanol with plants

As a chemical for industrial processes, butanol is used in everything from brake fluid, to paint thinners, to plastics. According to a University of Illinois researcher, butanol made from plant material could displace butanol ...

Jan 08, 2009
4.5 / 5 (2) 1