Posts made in June, 2017

#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

            Arman ‘Ali’ Ghodsinia, a Marawi City native who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines, delivers a valedictory message during the 106th general commencement exercises at the UP Diliman Amphitheater in Quezon City.   Published 12:34 PM, June 30, 2017 (Updated 12:38 PM, June 30, 2017)   ‘You have to have many scientists – Filipino scientists – who...

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Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice

            PUBLIC RELEASE: 27-JUN-2017 Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm–seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo–produce high levels of antioxidant-boosting pigments called anthocyanins. The resulting purple endosperm rice holds potential for decreasing the risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes,...

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New Report Highlights 20 Years of Economic and Environmental Benefits from Using Biotech/GM Crops (1)

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

New Report Highlights 20 Years of Economic and Environmental Benefits from Using Biotech/GM Crops (1)

            5 June 2017 Dorchester, UK: A new report released today by PG Economics has found that over the last 20 years, crop biotechnology has significantly reduced agriculture’s environmental impact and stimulated economic growth in the 26 countries where the technology is used. The innovative agricultural technology has contributed to preserving the earth’s natural resources while allowing farmers to grow more, high quality crops. It has also helped alleviate...

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