The Earth Bank of Codes wants to collect the genetic sequence of the natural world–and let countries make money from the scientific breakthroughs that would result, rather than selling their natural resources.
28 February 2018
Kiwis are being urged to have their say on gene-editing technologies, as our leading body for science today sets out how they could be used to combat pests or replace faulty genes.
19 December 2017
An AgTech startup in New Zealand, Engender Technologies has created a new microfluidic and photonic technology to sort livestock sperm by sex to enrich X chromosome-bearing bull sperm cells.
06 December 2017
We’ve been hearing a lot about this technology over recent years – yet the concept has been about for half a century.
04 December 2017
Several years ago, scientists discovered a technique known as CRISPR/Cas9, which allowed them to edit DNA more efficiently than ever before.
25 October 2017
The New Zealand Government announced an investment of up to NZ$35 million over seven years in Genomics Aotearoa (GA), a new collaborative science organisation supporting advanced genomics research.
21 August 2017
Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up.
30 July 2017