Biotech Updates

Science In Real Life: GMOs with the Van Eck Lab

August 9, 2017

GMOs are featured in the latest episode of Science In Real Life (IRL) hosted by Molly Edwards, a PhD student at Harvard University studying floral evolution and development.

Molly visited a laboratory at Boyce Thompson Institute and showed how GMOs are developed in the lab. She interviewed Dr. Joyce Van Eck, Director of the Center for Plant Biotechnology Research, about the process of developing GMOs and their safety. Molly also performed genetic modification using Agrobacterium, which was captured in video to demystify the technology and its products.

Science IRL is an educational Youtube series that tackles science concepts while performing actual experiments. It is supported by the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Watch the episode on GMOs on Youtube.