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U scientists engineer species-like barriers to reproduction


“Synthetic incompatibility” could boost safety and effectiveness of applying genetic engineering.

UMN Expert: Repeal of Clean Power Plan

IonE's Ellen Anderson

IonE's Ellen Anderson weighs in on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

U of M to celebrate 103rd Homecoming Week


Homecoming events will be held Oct. 14 through Oct. 21.

UMN Expert: Iran nuclear deal

Mark Bell

UMN Professor Mark Bell weighs in on the consequences of decertifying the Iran nuclear deal.


Map of micronutrients shows importance of small and medium farms

An aerial view of a farm on a glorious foggy day

A new study is the first to map production of micronutrients worldwide on farms of different sizes.

Getting hooked on soybean research

Marissa Scherven doing soybean research

Researching a disease in soybeans was a key component of Marissa Scherven's undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota. 

Board of Regents looks to the future of UMN outreach, education, research

A glass apple with the regents seal on it

Board to discuss UMN outreach mission, is expected to take action on six year capital plan, 2018 legislative request.

UMN Expert: UN Treaty must not distract from nonproliferation

Mark Bell

Following Nobel Peace Prize announcement, Mark Bell weighs in on UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Tapping the next generation of hunger researchers

Students partake in the Minnesota Youth Institute program.

Each year, the Minnesota Youth Institute gives high school students the chance help solve worldwide food-security issues

Study shows way to create common ground about gene-editing

CFANS Gene Cooperative

A range of new food production technologies are emerging.

UMN Experts: After Las Vegas, U.S. faces disturbing reality on gun violence

U researchers on Las Vegas

Three University experts discuss the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting, and ways to move forward.

More renewables needed than previously thought to meet emissions targets

Power lines

Across the country, stakeholders have set ambitious goals for reducing energy emissions and investing in renewables.