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American farmers urge UK to accept GMO crops, US food safety standards in post-Brexit trade deal

The UK must accept US food standards as part of any future trade deal with Washington, the head of America’s ...
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How widespread genetic testing could change the way we live, treat disease

Emma Woollacott | 
More than half of Icelanders have now had their precise genetic make-up sequenced and analysed. ... The aim of such ...
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Is this the Alzheimer’s blood test we’ve been looking for?

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear, which could help the ...
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Are we as smart as we’ll ever be? Why we may be getting dumber.

David Robson | 
You may not have noticed, but we are living in an intellectual golden age.  Since the intelligence test was invented ...
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Walking trees and swimming spiders: Why evolution on Earth could travel ‘some truly mind-boggling paths’

Mico Tatalovic | 
What creatures could develop in, say, 100 million years, given what we know about life on Earth and the principles ...
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1/3 of the world’s soil is degraded. But technology can bring our farmland ‘back to life’

Richard Gray | 
In Iowa they call it “black gold” – a fertile blanket covering the landlocked Midwestern state. Thousands of years of ...
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HPV vaccinations could eliminate cervical cancer, researchers say

The success of the HPV vaccination offers hope of one day eradicating cervical cancer, say scientists who carried out a ...
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How your personality is influenced by your physical appearance

Christian Jarrett | 
Known as “facultative personality calibration”, this is the idea that our personalities develop in a way that best suits the ...
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Savagnin Blanc: The 900-year-old grape still used in wine making today

Helen Briggs | 
DNA from ancient grape seeds shows the grapevine behind a local vintage has been cultivated continuously for 900 years. Ancient ...
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Plant extinction occurring up to 500 times faster than naturally expected, study claims

Helen Briggs | 
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study ...
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How biotech could help save rice, staple crop consumed by half the world daily, from climate change

Christine Ro | 
For more than half the world’s population, rice is on the menu every single day. As a crop that can ...
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Why you may have invented your earliest childhood memories

Sarah Griffiths | 
Around four out of every 10 of us have fabricated our first memory, according to researchers. This is thought to be ...
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‘Nature’s pest controllers’: How wasps reduce chemical pesticide use in farming

Helen Briggs | 
Scientists have put together a map of the UK's wasp population, showing the distribution of key species. Data recorded by ...
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‘Silent crisis’? UN report warns agriculture, overfishing accelerate biodiversity declines

Matt McGrath | 
The world's most comprehensive, and damning, report on the state of nature [was released May 6] in Paris. The UN's ...
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Soil erosion accelerates climate change, impacting 3.2 billion people, UN report claims

Roger Harrabin | 
There's three times more carbon in the soil than in the atmosphere – but that carbon's being released by deforestation ...
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Relapse risk could be predicted by cancer’s ‘internal wiring’

James Gallagher | 
The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The ...
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Animal cells grown on grass could yield next version of lab-grown meat

Helen Briggs | 
Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat ...
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Glyphosate on trial: Second jury says Bayer’s Roundup weed killer carcinogenic

A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a ...
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Gene-edited disease-resistant animals could reduce poverty in Africa’s most vulnerable communities

Pallab Ghosh | 
A researcher in Edinburgh is leading efforts to develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa. Prof Appolinaire Djikeng ...
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Global average income has tripled in 50 years, driving rapid increase in meat consumption

Hannah Ritchie | 
You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately - or cut it ...
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Scientists engineer chickens to make cancer drugs—10 times cheaper to produce than factory-made medicines

Pallab Ghosh | 
Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are ...
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‘Planetary health diet’ aims to feed 10 billion people without causing ‘catastrophic’ environmental damage

James Gallagher | 
A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage ...
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Audio: Greenpeace, UK farmers and chemical industry square off over neonicotinoid pesticide ban

The debate over neonicotinoids continued ... during a BBC Radio segment as farmers, environmentalists and the chemical industry weighed in on ...
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Fish feed enhanced with omega-3 oil? UK scientists developing more nutritious food for farmed salmon

Pallab Ghosh | 
Researchers .... are giving farmed salmon feed made from genetically modified crops. The aim of the scientific trial is to ...
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Dementia affects men and women differently—and we’re just beginning to understand why

Laura Oliver | 
Globally, experts estimate that 75 million people will live with dementia by 2030 and 131.5 million by 2050. Most are women. … ...
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‘Super bacteria’ could boost crop yields and reduce nitrogen pollution

Claire Press, Ly Truong | 
Bioscientist Dr. Ted Cocking, from the Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation in the UK, was the first to unlock the ...
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1 in 3 people in England incorrectly believe GMO food causes cancer

In a survey of 1,330 people in England, published in the European Journal of Cancer, most people correctly said smoking was ...
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Heart muscle patches: Reprogrammed blood cells might extend life of heart attack victims

David Cox | 
Those who survive [a heart attack] are often left with permanent heart failure – a group which includes approximately 450,000 ...