The fascinating story of Rainbow papayas

Hawaii’s Rainbow papaya is one of the most unique crops out there, and one of the best biotech success stories as well. Plus, as the first commercially successful biotech fruit, it’s certainly of special interest to us at OSF. And, it’s not just us who find Rainbow papayas to be a fascinating story! Dr. Ania Wieczorek’s “Biotech in Focus” series, which we profiled last month, covered this very topic earlier this week in its latest bulletin, “Biotech Goes Local: GM Papaya in Hawaii”. Not only did Dr. Wieczorek do a great job summarizing both Rainbow papaya’s history and the science
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Highlighting Dr. Ania Wieczorek’s “Biotech in Focus” series

Earlier this year, a fantastic new series of bulletins covering a wide range of biotechnology-related topics was launched – “Biotech in Focus”. Spearheaded by Dr. Ania Wieczorek, each bi-weekly newsletter focuses on a single key topic, and manages to pull relevant examples, images and information into a concise, two-page PDF. The content, as well as the format, make each bulletin a valuable educational resource. Dr. Wieczorek, who counts teaching science to children in her community among her duties, is Director of the Biotechnology Outreach Program at the University of Hawaii. And, while she has recognized the ability for biotechnology to
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