Chinese researchers have developed a genetic engineering tool to generate antioxidant-rich purple rice.
Rice farmers are struggling to meet Asia’s demand for the staple crop; a genetically modified strain developed in Singapore could provide a solution.
Radiocarbon dating has helped to trace rice domestication in China to approximately 10,000 years ago.
Astellas and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo are expanding the range of diseases that can be covered by their rice-based oral vaccine, MucoRice.
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The genome of Asian wild rice has become heavily admixed with disadvantageous traits from domesticated strains, researchers say.
Chinese researchers have revealed a new antiviral mechanism in rice, a discovery that could boost control against viral epidemics and guarantee food security.
Rice may have been independently domesticated in India in parallel to developments in China, researchers say.
Good news for Asia's rice-loving diabetics: scientists may have found a way to increase rice's content of resistant-starch.