In an astonishing case with world-wide implications, the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled (in a 5:4 opinion) a Canadian farmer violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he planted seeds containing Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genes. The farmer, Percy Schmeiser, never bought Monsanto’s seeds. He says that the seeds must have blown onto his land or that other farmer’s genetically-modified crops must have cross-pollinated with his own.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Every year, we look for promising technologies poised to have a real impact on the world. Here are the advances that we think matter most right now.
Scientists are finding signals of long covid in blood. They could lead to new treatments.
Faults in a certain part of the immune system might be at the root of some long covid cases, new research suggests.
AI for everything: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT reached mass adoption in record time, and reset the course of an entire industry.
What’s next for AI in 2024
Our writers look at the four hot trends to watch out for this year
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.