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Principles of Synthetic Gene Drive Research

In a recent issue of Science, supporters and sponsors of synthetic gene drive research respond to the National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine 2016 report on the research and development of synthetic gene drives. . .Some of the sponsors and […]

FDA Post Doc position

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow Organization: Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Location: Bethesda MD Date Posted February 1, 2017   The Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research is seeking a motivated post-doctoral individual […]

Lipoplexes and oral dsRNA delivery to Blattella germanica

Lin et al., in Pesticide Management Science have described their efforts to orally deliver dsRNA to the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. Blattella germanica is fairly sensitive to RNAi when dsRNA is injected into the hemocoel.  Directly feeding B. germanica dsRNA […]

Microinjection-Free Gene Delivery

By far one of the most challenging and limiting features of current insect genetic modification technologies it that they must be delivered to the appropriate cells by direct microinjection of embryos. Various efforts over the years have been made to […]