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Researchers team up with viruses to evolve a better insecticide

Researchers team up with viruses to evolve a better insecticide Under selective pressure, like an insect being exposed to pesticides, life does what it does best: figure out how to persist through adversity.The Bt endotoxin does its work by binding to cell surface proteins in the insect’s gut, which opens pores that ultimately kill the cells.

Controversial Gene Editing Tech Could Be Hard to Control

Controversial Gene Editing Tech Could Be Hard to Control But, another possible use has been gene drive (or the process of manipulating how genes are inherited).For a while now, scientists have suggested that we use CRISPR to, in essence, rid the world of disease-carrying mosquitos — savings tens of millions of lives.

Can you plant a GMO crop and still certify it organic?

Can you plant a GMO crop and still certify it organic? Neil deGrasse Tyson asks Plant Geneticist Pamela Ronald if genetically modified crops can be certified organic.Check out the full StarTalk podcast about GMOs here.

How GMOs saved the Bangladeshi eggplant

How GMOs saved the Bangladeshi eggplant On this episode of StarTalk on Mashable Plant Geneticist Pamela Ronald talks about how the Bangladeshi eggplant was saved by genetic engineering.Check out the full StarTalk podcast about GMOs here.