Tagged: transgenics

Are some scientists just taking the cis out of genetic engineering? Pt II - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 12, 2010

By Prof. Jack Heinemann* Part 2: If it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck. Scientists and non-scientists alike understand that gene function matters for the safety assessment of GMOs (de Cock Buning et al., 2006). Creating a new function in an organism using parts from that organism is still a new … Read More

Are some scientists just taking the cis out of genetic engineering? Pt I - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 11, 2010

­­ By Prof. Jack Heinemann* Part 1: While appearing to take concerns seriously, the promotion of cisgenics and intragenics by New Zealand science companies risks further public alienation. The debate on the safety and appropriateness of using genetically engineered/modified (GE) plants and animals for food or animal feed is frequently manipulated through semantics. Language and not substance has been … Read More