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Scientists look to burrowing mice to understand genetics of instinct

A recent study in Nature reveals that the complex burrowing behavior of two sister species of mice is controlled by ...

How will genetics feed the world?

At a time when the global population is growing and growing largely in the underdeveloped and developing countries, the need ...
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Opening minds to science, technology and genetic engineering

Genetic modification is neither good nor bad. Like any technology it is a tool. Like nuclear technology, fracking or advanced ...

Connecticut has ‘no need’ for GMO food label

No Need For 'Frankenfood' LabelHartford CourantProviding consumers with the facts is a good idea. But the fight against genetically modified ...
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New fetal genetic test opens a host of ethical questions

ScientistYear of the FetusScientist“This will affect the complexity of genetic counseling tremendously,” said Emily Hardisty, a certified genetic counselor and ...

ABC’s Jim Avila launches another fishy food attack

ABC's Avila Launches Fishy Food AttackBeef Magazine (blog)“Avila began his attack on AquaBounty in almost the exact same way that ...

‘Frankenfish’ may never make it to your plate

'Frankenfish' may never make it to your plateNBCNews.com (blog)And scientists worry that its experience with the FDA's lengthy review process ...

Genetically distinct lion population should be conserved

Every day 20 unusual lions greet visitors at a tiny animal park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These lions, which have ...
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Darwin and eugenics

My last few posts on eugenics has generated a debate that others might find interesting. Eugenics is the attempt to ...

Watermelon genome data may aid in creating disease-resistant breeds

It is hoped that the genomic data from this study will shape future research into watermelon genetics and provide a ...

India’s GM Food Hypocrisy

Source – Wall Street Journal Opinion Asia, by Henry I. Miller Date – Nov 27, 2012 Website – online.wsj.com While ...
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Genomics data could make steaks more tender

Genetic Testing In The Steak-House. DNA analyses may help select the best breeds by predicting how beef will taste once ...

Russia needs to defend itself against GMOs

Russia needs to enter a five-year moratorium on the use of GMO food products and growing of GMP plants. This ...

Thanksgiving: Millions will celebrate with a turkey that could never exist in nature

They will carve a bird with an oversize breast and legs too puny for walking. After more than a half-century ...
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Futurist Nicola Tesla was a eugenicist

ForbesTesla, Eugenics And Rationalizing DehumanizationForbesThe year 2100 will see eugenics universally established. In past ages, the law governing the survival ...

Mapped pig genome may aid medical research, food production

Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig in a project that could enhance the animal's use for meat ...

Scientists breed disease-resistant fish, sans genetic engineering

The Japanese are great guzzlers of fish, but fish are in finite supply. And farming them to increase that supply ...

Mapping the chocolate genome: hope of improved cacao plants

Mark Guiltinan is a professor of plant molecular biology in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences ...

Humanity undergoing “technophysio-evolution”?

Advancements have been made so quickly, and have had such a significant impact on the human body that in the ...

Scientists advance the mapping of the barley genome

In a major advance that will unlock the benefits of the mapping of the barley genome--one of the world's most ...

Food security challenges: Biotechnology to the rescue in Africa?

It is imperative for Nigeria to embrace the modern food production techniques that have come in the form of Agricultural ...

Crop genome plasticity and its relevance to food safety of genetically engineered breeding stacks

Genetically engineered (GE) stacks (also known as stacked or combined events) are produced by combining two or more single transgenic ...
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Designing babies to breed out disability?

We have a moral obligation to have healthier children, an ethicist tells SBS’s Insight. But how far should we go ...

Prop 37 will subject most packaged foods to labeling, says Cornell professor

A Cornell University professor maintains most packaged foods would need to carry a genetically engineered label if California voters approve ...

Napiergrass: A potential biofuel crop?

A grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet ...

Livestock genetics could be a valuable resource

Farm animal genetic resources are not only valued significantly for their current economic, environmental services social and cultural roles but ...

GM crops may not resolve food crisis, scientists say

Genetically modified (GM) crops have so far been promoted as the 'breakthrough' technology that will help resolve food insecurity in ...

Growing better poplars for biofuels

It took mankind millennia of painstaking trial and error to breed hardier, healthier food crops. "We can't wait that long ...