genetic modification

Death to Mosquitoes

Sep 10, 2020

By Riya Gohil You probably think mosquitoes are a nuisance and wish they didn’t exist, but is wiping out whole mosquito populations really a good idea? Earlier this summer, Oxitec, a biotech company, received approval from the EPA to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas. Oxitec aims to reduce disease carrying mosquitoes that cause […]

The Once and Future Chestnut Tree

Jan 16, 2020

By Lane Scher The American chestnut tree used to be the most common tree throughout the entire eastern United States, from Alabama to Massachusetts. The trunk could grow to be 10 feet across with branches that stretched 100 feet tall. The trees were fast-growing and the wood was strong. It had so many uses in […]