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UW News, 06 January 2012
UW Researchers Engineer Silkworms to Produce Stronger Silk

Science Insider, 20 January 2012
In Dramatic Move, Flu Researchers Announce Moratorium on Some H5N1 Flu Research, Call for Global Summit

Science Daily, 27 January 2012
Engineered Bacteria Effectively Target Tumors, Enabling Tumor Imaging Potential in Mice

ABC News, 30 January 2012
GM barley increases salinity resistance

Grains Research and Development Corporation News, 22 February 2012
Frost nurseries identify tolerant grain varieties

Reuters, 09 March 2012
Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm

CSIRO Australia, 13 March 2012
Good news for wheat farmers battling salinity

The Telegraph UK, 13 March 2012
Genetically modified blood oranges developed by scientists

BBC UK, 29 March 2012
Exploiting the smell of genetically modified fear

Reuters, 02 April 2012
Death knell may sound for Canada's GMO pigs

People’s Daily China, 06 April 2012
Fudan scientists breed long-fiber cotton

National Geographic News, 23 April 2012
Fish Glow Green After Genetic Engineering

CSIRO News, 26 April 2012
Australia's bioeconomy blossoms with supercharged safflower

Science Daily, 27 April 2012
Bioluminescent Technology for Easy Tracking of GMO

Science Now, 02 May 2012
One of Two Hotly Debated H5N1 Papers Finally Published

The Scientist, 04 May 2012
First Drug from GM Plant Approved

Straits Times, 15 May 2012
Better quality oil from fuel crop plant

Fresh Plaza, 15 May 2012
Chilean scientists develop salt tolerant citrus

Associated Free Press, 09 July 2012
Brazil to breed GM mosquitoes to combat dengue.

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, 16 July 2012
Genetically Engineered Bacteria Prevent Mosquitoes from Transmitting Malaria

Science Daily, 23 July 2012
Aging Heart Cells Rejuvenated by Modified Stem Cells

Science and Development Network, 03 September 2012
First GM camels to be engineered for drug production

Scientific American, 27 July 2012
Drought-Tolerant Corn Efforts Show Positive Early Results

Nature Blog, 10 August 2012
Golden sweet potato shows success

Cordis EU, 10 August 2012
Toxin-free oilseed rape: researchers develop safer animal feed

All About Feed, 15 August 2012
Vietnam likely to plant GM crops in 2015

The Telegraph UK, 31 August 2012
Pollen-free geraniums created by scientists

Reuters, 18 September 2012
Scientists grow drug for rare disease in corn

New Scientist, 19 September 2012
Study linking GM crops and cancer questioned

Science Insider, 21 September 2012
France and European Commission Order Review of Controversial GM Study in Rats 

Nature, 25 September 2012
Rat study sparks GM furore

ETH Zurich, 26 September 2012
New African cassava resists devastating viruses

Duke Today, 01 October 2012
Duke Blue Light Controls Gene Expression

BBC UK, 02 October 2012
GM cows make 'low allergy' milk

Nature News, 02 October 2012
Animals engineered with pinpoint accuracy

EFSA, 04 October 2012
EFSA publishes initial review on GM maize and herbicide study

Science 2.0, 15 October 2012
GM Mice Put To Work As Living, Furry Hidden Landmine Detectors

AAAS, 25 October 2012
AAAS Board of Directors: Legally Mandating GM Food Labels Could “Mislead and Falsely Alarm Consumers”

Los Angeles Times, 01 November 2012
Biotech bacteria might help soothe Crohn's and colitis

American Heart Association, 05 November 2012
Genetically engineered tomatoes decrease plaque build-up in mice

MTB Europe, 26 November 2012
Genetically engineered bacteria can commit suicide for good of population

FSANZ, December 2012
Response to Séralini paper on the long term toxicity of Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

Oregon State University, 13 December 2012
OSU aims to spice up rice with thiamine


2011 Articles Associated Free Press, 08 January 2011
Hong Kong researchers store data in bacteria

Nature News, 11 January 2011
Drought-tolerant maize gets US debut

Associated Free Press, 13 January 2011
Scientists make chickens that don't spread bird flu

MIT Technology Review, 24 January 2011
Scientists Use Light to Make Worms 'Dance'

Associated Free Press, 26 January 2011
Malaysia releases GM mosquitoes in landmark trial

Discovery News, 04 February 2011
Genetically Engineered Plants Detect Bombs, Pollution

University of Minnesota, 08 March 2011
U of M researchers look to salmonella to fight cancer

Lianhe Zaobao, 08 April 2011

Science Daily, 14 April 2011
Filtering out Pesticides With Genetically Modified Bacteria

Straits Times, 18 April 2011
‘Human' milk from cows?

Reuters, 20 April 2011
Scientists manipulate mosquitoes in malaria fight

University of Wisconsin-Madison News, 09 June 2011
UW-Madison scientists create low-acrylamide potato lines

Food Navigator, 09 June 2011
Codex debate over biotechnology definition goes full circle

PopSci, 13 June 2011
Using Human Cells and Jellyfish Protein, Researchers Build the First Living Laser

The Straits Times 25 June 10
GM food labelling is about choice, not food safety

The Guardian UK, 19 Jul 2011
Anti-HIV drug made by GM plants begins trials in humans

Nature News, 20 July 2011
Transgenic grass skirts regulators

Reuters, 27 July 2011
South Korean scientists create glowing dog: report

NUS News Portal , 12 August 2011
Singapore Researchers Get Significant Boost in Rice Research for Regional Food Security

Nature News , 16 August 2011
Set a bug to kill a bug

Straits Times, 20 Aug 2011
GM Food: Boon or Bane

New Mexico State University, 06 September 2011
NMSU glandless cotton research appears promising

Phys.Org News , 19 September 2011
The benefits of biotech: How GM crops benefit farmers and the developing world

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council UK, 05 October 2011
Defeating nematode worms with GM bananas

The Research Council of Norway , 07 October 2011
Food crops must withstand harsher weather

A*STAR Research, 12 October 2011
Genetic engineering: Speeding up evolution

Farm Weekly, 22 October 2011
Work progressing on frost-tolerant wheat

ABC News Australia, 27 October 2011
Australian scientist develops GM grape vines

BBC News, 30 October 2011
GM mosquitoes show fever promise

Science Insider, 23 November 2011
Scientists Brace for Media Storm Around Controversial Flu Studies

Science Daily, 30 November 2011
Engineered Botulism Toxins Could Have Broader Role in Medicine

Cordis Wire EU, 06 December 2011
Evaluating the impacts of GM crops in the EU

Rutgers Today, 15 December 2011
In Preventing Vitamin A Deficiency, a Little Friendly Bacteria Might Go a Long Way

UC San Diego News Center, 18 December 2011
Researchers Create Living ‘Neon Signs’ Composed of Millions of Glowing Bacteria


Sydney Morning Herald, 01 Mar 2010
Aussies researching super-grass pastures

National Academies of Science, 13 Apr 2010
Genetically engineered crops benefit many farmers, but the technology needs proper management to remain effective

The Independent, 13 April 2010
GM viruses offer hope of future where energy is unlimited

The International Business Times Australia, 04 May, 2010
Australian scientists grow salt-tolerant durum wheat

The Economist, 20 May 2010
Genesis Redux - A new form of life has been created in a laboratory, and the era of synthetic biology is dawning

Businessweek, 07 June 2010
Paper industry tests genetically altered trees

The Straits Times, 25 June 2010 Forum reply
GM food labelling is about choice, not food safety Boston Globe

27 June 2010
Special salmon closer to approval

Scientific American, 15 July 2010
Bite me: New malaria-proof mosquito developed

ABC news, 11 August 2010
Potato genes used to fend off cotton pests

Reuters, 23 August 2010
Scientists create smell detector using frog eggs

Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, 10 September 2010
Media Release - Salt-tolerant rice offers hope for global food supply

Los Angeles Times, 21 September 2010
FDA advisors urge more study of genetically altered salmon

Science Daily, 02 October 2010
Could Genetically Altered Trees, Plants Help Counter Global Warming?

The Straits Times, 03 Oct 2010
The GM salmon inventor ISAAA,

08 October 2010
Scientists Silence Genes to Produce Hypoallergenic Carrots

ISAAA, 08 October 2010
Transgenic Yellow Cassava to Address Vitamin A Deficiency

Convention of Biological Diversity, 16 October 2010
The Nagoya Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Science Daily, 18 October 2010
Mice That 'Smell' Light Could Help Scientist Better Understand Olfaction

MTI Media, 03 November 2010
MIT chemists engineer plants to produce new drugs

Brookhaven National Laboratory, 08 November 2010
Engineered Plants Make Potential Precursor to Raw Material for Plastics

NBC news, 15 November 2010
Designer bacteria can heal cracks in concrete buildings

Bloomberg Businessweek, 29 November 2010
USDA asked to approve GMO apple that won't brown

Live Science, 29 November 2010
Transplanted Genes Let Plants Light Up

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 02 December 2010
The Future of Metabolic Engineering – Designer Molecules, Cells and Microorganisms

Financial Times, 08 December 2010
Biotechnology: Rice at the forefront of research

Associated Free Press, 21 Dec 2010
Japan bio-scientists produce 'singing mouse'


The Straits Times, 25 Dec 2009
Super Rice Under Development

ScienceDaily , 11 Dec 2009
Bacteria Engineered to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel , 3 Dec 2009
Tadpoles Used to Rapidly Detect Water Pollution

Farmers Guardian, 18 Nov 2009
Scientists unveil GM crops alternative

Bloomberg, 16 Nov 2009
Soybeans May Sub for Fish as Source of Heart-Healthy Fatty Acid

《生活》月刊, Nov 2009

USA Today, 20 Oct 2009
Cutting - edge Science Restoring American Chestnut Tree

The New York Times, 21 Sep 2009
With Genetic Gift, 2 Monkeys Are Viewing a More Colorful World

ABC Science, 17 Sep 2009
Gene Tech Helps Dandelions Ooze Rubber

The Straits Times, 12 Sep 2009
Student videos debunk myths about GM foods

Lian He Zao Bao, 8 Sep 2009
虽不产米 我国成稻米科研中心

GMAC Press Release, 5 Sep 2009
"Student Reporters" created video clips aimed at educating Singaporeans on the facts and myths of genetically modified foods

GMAC Press Release, 27 Aug 2009
Media Invitation - Video Screening Session of the GMAC Student Reporters' Challenge 2009

Reuters, 4 Aug 2009
Brazil CTC, BASF to develop drought-tolerant corn, 5 Jul 2009
Genetically engineered viruses remove trace metals

Science Daily, 5 Jul 2009
Castor-oil plants genetically altered to produce new bio-lubricants

BBC, 27 Apr 2009
Engineered maize's vitamin boost

Reuters, 6 Apr 2009
Biotechnology boom raises security fears

BBC, 2 Apr 2009
Virus battery could 'power cars'

Reuters, 17 March 2009
DuPont tests market for healthier GMO soy oil

Reuters, 1 March 2009
Researchers find safer way to make stem cells

The Sunday Times, 1 February 2009
Super rice


Reuters, 24 Nov 2008
Can GM save the world?

Reuters, 9 Nov 2008
Souped-up immune cells catch even disguised HIV

Reuters, 27 Oct 2008
Scientists develop cancer fighting tomato

Scientific American, 16 Sep 2008
Turning bacteria into plastic factories

Reuters, 10 Jul 2008
China approves big budget for GMO amid food worries

The Business Times, 30 Jun 2008
GM crops may be answer to food crisis

Reuters, 3 Jun 2008
Food crisis may open door to genetically modified rice

Reuters, 20 May 2008
Extinct Australian tiger gene functions in mouse

The Straits Times (Online Forum), 20 May 2008
GM food should remain in the grocery store

The Straits Times (Forum), 15 May 2008
GM crop food yield less than its conventional equivalent

The Straits Times, 12 May 2008
GM crops a viable option for food crisis?

Reuters, 4 May 2008
China experts identify gene for yield, height in rice

The Straits Times, 29 April 2008
Scientists restore eyesight of four

The Straits Times (Forum), 28 April 2008
GM labelling in line with international practice

The Straits Times (Forum), 9 April 2008
Don't be too quick to endorse GM foods

The Straits Times, 6 April 2008
When everything under the sun costs more...

The Straits Times (Forum), 25 March 2008
All food here, including GM food, safe to eat: AVA

The Business Times, 8 March 2008
Guardian of Singapore's food supply

The Straits Times, 25 February 2008
Genetics website launched

GMAC Press Release, 22 February 2008
GMAC launches revamped website and student reporters' challenge

Guardian Unlimited, 22 January 2008
Tests on rats show genetically modified viruses can kill pain

BBC News, 15 January 2008
Scientists unveil 'supercarrot'


The Straits Times, 24 December 2007
New weapon against malaria?

Reuters, 5 December 2007
Cell transplants may help heart attack victims

Guardian Unlimited, 20 November 2007
Genetically altered virus helps Parkinson's sufferers

Reuters, 16 October 2007
Genetically modified plants vacuum up toxins

Reuters, 9 October 2007
"Knockout mice" designers win Nobel Prize

The Business Times, 9 August 2007
Biologics – the next wave

The Straits Times, 17 March 2007
How to create a transgenic animal

The Straits Times, 17 March 2007
Geneticist's glowing fish work featured in best-selling thriller book

BBC News, 6 March 2007
US mulls backing ‘medicine rice’

The Straits Times, 25 January 2007
Few know of GM foods: survey

GMAC Public Statement, 25 January 2007
Survey indicates Singaporeans’ knowledge and attitudes towards genetic modification have improved slightly since 2001.

The Straits Times, 20 January 2007
Biotech crops hit record high

The Straits Times, 16 January 2007
GM chickens new weapon in fight against cancer

GMAC Press Invite, 15 January 2007
Public forum "Commercialization of biotech crops 1996-2006: future prospects"


31 October 2006 Biomed Singapore
GMAC - Singapore's watchdog on genetically modified organisms

The Straits Times, 21 June 2006
GM food facts

The Straits Times, 21 June 2006
Test-tube food still a hot potato

The Straits Times, 5 June 2006
GM labelling regime must be practical

The Straits Times, 25 May 2006
GM foods should be labelled clearly

Business Times, 19 May 2006
New guidelines for research involving genetic modification

The Straits Times, 19 May 2006
New safety guidelines for scientists

Berita Harian, 19 May 2006
Panduan bagu kajian ubahsuai genetik

GMAC Press Release, 18 May 2006
GMAC releases the Singapore Biosafety Guidelines for Research on GMOs


The Straits Times, 24 Jun 2005
Singapore breakthough in blight-resistant rice

The Straits Times, 12 Apr 2005
Biosafety: Life term, $1m fine proposed

The Straits Times, 12 Apr 2005
Biosafety laws to instil research confidence

Business Times, 12 Apr 2005
Stiff penalties for those who flout biomedical safety

The Straits Times, 29 Mar 2005
Scientists produce vitamin A-rich rice

GMAC Press Release, 25 Jan 2005
Public forum on genetically modified foods "We are what we eat" - truths & fallacies of bioengineered foods


GMAC Press Release, 22 Nov 2004
GMAC announces the distribution of educational brochures on GM foods

The Straits Times, 4 Sep 2004
Pansy gene adds colour to blue roses

The Straits Times, 2 Sep 2004
Debate over GMO crops spreads to Asia

The Straits Times, 9 Jul 2004
Glowing 'cop' that detects poisons in a jiffy

The Straits Times Forum Page, 9 Jun 2004
Health and environment the main concern

The Straits Times Forum Page, 9 Jun 2004
GM food here tested for safety

The Straits Times Forum Page, 4 Jun 2004
Don't duck tough questions about GM food

The Straits Times Forum Page, 1 Jun 2004
Labelling GM food not easy

The Straits Times Commentary, 29 May 2004
Frankenfoods - we need to know

The Straits Times Forum Page, 28 May 2004
More to debate than labelling

The Straits Times, 21 May 2004
EU lifts ban on genetically modified food

The Straits Times, 20 May 2004
New AVA lab testing GM food here

The Straits Times, 20 May 2004
Modified papayas protected from virus

GMAC Press Release, 21 April 2004
GMAC introduces newly-appointed members and launches revamped website to kick off its public awareness programme for 2004

The Straits Times, 25 February 2004
GloFish sparks off classroom study in US

The Straits Times, 25 February 2004
S'pore should be angling for more bucks in fish trade

The Straits Times, 20 January 2004
Red light or green light?


The Straits Times, 10 December 2003
NUS glofish to be sold in US ...but not here

The Straits Times, 25 July 2003
400 imported GM fish that glow in dark seized

The Straits Times, 21 July 2003
Little green fish

The Straits Times, 25 June 2003
Of GM food and greed

The Straits Times, 21 June 2003
EU has balanced approach on bio-engineered food

The Straits Times, 9 June 2003
Don't slam the door on bio-engineered food

The Straits Times, 28 May 2003
GM food: consumers have the right to know


GMAC, 30 May 2002
Survey reveals Singaporeans’ knowledge and attitudes towards genetic modification


The Straits Times Forum Page, 3 February 2001
Bio-safety guidelines to be released soon

The Straits Times Forum Page, 27 January 2001
GM food debate: room for scepticism

The Straits Times, 23 January 2001
Vigilance needed on GM foods, but not overkill

The Straits Times Forum Page, 22 January 2001
Why sterilise 'harmless' GM fish?

The Straits Times Forum Page, 19 January 2001
In our desire to have it all, we should not lose all

The Straits Times Forum Page, 19 January 2001
GM fish sterilised to protect ecology


The Straits Times, 25 November 2000
Modified food "not more harmful"

The Straits Times, 23 November 2000
Few people here aware of GM products

The Straits Times Forum Page, 31 May 2000
Genetically modified food sold here is safe

The Straits Times Forum Page, 27 May 2000
Modified food: how safe is 'safe'?

The Straits Times Forum Page, 25 May 2000
Singapore will follow global guidelines on GM labelling

The Straits Times Forum Page, 22 May 2000
Labelling modified food a help to consumers

The Straits Times Forum Page, 19 May 2000
Labelling of genetically modified foods being discussed

The Straits Times Forum Page, 17 May 2000
Modified food should be labelled

GMAC, 13 January 2000
GMAC's position on genetically modified food labelling in Singapore


GMAC, 20 August 1999
Singapore guidelines on the release of agriculture-related genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

GMAC, 11 May 1999
Committee set up to establish biosafety guidelines in Singapore for genetically modified organisms