Archive for March, 2007

Are Genetically Modified Foods Causing Allergy

One thing that might be putting the advancing development of genetically modified foods on hold is that they might have the potential of causing allergic reactions to some people. This alone may help scare people enough to make them look negatively on genetically modified foods. What makes such a possibility even scarier is that there isn’t a way or a process yet installed or tests in practice that might help check if people may indeed have allergic reactions to certain substances that may have …

The Arrival of The Malaria Free Mosquitos

It seems that the science behind genetic modification and genetic engineering may also help in our fight to control the spread of diseases in the future. Although genetic modification today is mainly focused on the agricultural sector by producing genetically modified plants that are better and sturdier than their organic counterparts, scientists have now been eyeing using the same technology in order to help contain the spread of disease such as malaria. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Univers…

Methods of Genetic Modification

Genetic modification is considered as a relatively new technology employing a number of methods in order to modify an organism’s genetic make-up in order to produce ideal and even better characteristics. This new technology makes use of genes on learning how to modify them in order to bring about change or modification of certain characteristics. Genes in every organism contain the code that controls how we look like, how we behave as well as all the resulting characteristics of every living thi…

Genetically Modified: Building Better Tomatoes

The road towards making genetic modification a prime human benefit may still be a long way off. But researchers and scientists are slowly finding their way of getting there. Although genetic modification may have gotten some bad press lately, it shouldn’t stop scientists from exploring more of a technology that is supposed to provide many benefits to human kind in the future. And there are certain advances and developments that would surely bring genetic modification in the right direction.┬áThe …

GM Animals Good or Bad?

Genetic modification of plants has become a major issue today. Concerns about the safety of genetically modified crops continue to grow. Although the perceived benefits of such plants is very evident, still there are a number of people who think twice before adopting such a new concept as becoming a vital part of life as it is known today. There are still outstanding issues that need to be addressed before every one can be able to accept genetic modification of plants as the direction to follow …