Seeds of dilemma: Who owns the genes that fill the stomach?
Surge in patents challenges breeders — and also eaters?
Some seed corn is covered by 30 patents. Three firms dominate corn and soybean seed producers, and patents are moving faster into smaller crops. Can the open-source software movement guide us toward an alternative way to breed and sell seed? More »
Ebola’s end: History’s lessonsPast epidemics show the many ways that outbreaks end More »
Bacteria rule: Life found deep beneath Antarctic ice!At a lake beneath Antarctic ice, microbes eat rock! More »