A history of genetically modified organisms at UC Berkeley

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UC Berkeley Professor of Agroecology Miguel Altieri speaks during teach-outs at the occupy the farm encampment in Albany on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

For more than 30 years, UC Berkeley has been at the forefront of GMO research and development. Many faculty members have been divided between work to bring genetically modified products to the marketplace and attempts to challenge their dispersal in the environment.
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Hot springs microbe may hold key to biofuels production

A team of researchers including scientists at UC Berkeley recently discovered a new microbe capable of digesting cellulose at record-breaking temperatures,  a discovery which could have impacts on the production of biofuels. The research — which was published online July 5 in the journal Nature Communications — was conducted by
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