University Ecologists Urge GE Algae Scrutiny

Writing in the August 2012 issue of the journal BioScience, university professors from Ohio State U. and U. of Kansas suggest that, as algae are high on the genetic…

Lessons from 13 Years with GE Seeds

Genetically engineered seeds have a brief but rocky history. GE seeds are heritage, traditional varieties, which have had their genetic material altered using GE techniques. Recombinant DNA…

Benefits of GE Guidelines for the Algae Industry

Algae are an agricultural product and algae producers should consider the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) guidelines developed in Europe and Asia as well as the US guidelines for genetic…

Are Algae Genes Nature or Patentable?

The U.S. Justice Department filed a friend of the court brief on October 29th challenging patents held by Myriad Genetics and the University of Utah Research Foundation on two genes…

A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield

If moving genes around on a chromosome is your idea of a good time, meet Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology. A PhD geneticist from UC Berkeley…