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Plant ‘probiotics’: Feeding crops good bacteria may prevent pest damage without chemicals

Jonathan Chadwick | 
Scientists have developed plant ‘probiotics’ that help fight disease without the use of expensive pesticides. UK researchers say beneficial bacteria ...
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Gene editing could help protect billions of ash trees from deadly Emerald Ash Borer

Luke Andrews | 
Billions of ash trees could be rescued from a killer beetle through cross-breeding with more resistant varieties and gene editing, ...
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Part of the forensic ‘jigsaw puzzle’: Tooth shape offers insights into a deceased person’s genetic makeup

Joe Pinkstone | 
A study found that some characteristics of dental remains — such as crown groove patterns, cusp size, number of roots, ...

Neonicotinoid insecticide ban leaves UK canola farmers with few tools to stop flea beetle resurgence

Henry Martin | 
The bright yellow rapeseed flowers that adorn the British countryside have largely disappeared after crops this season failed. The flaxen ...
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UK may lift ban on GMO-derived foods to secure post-Brexit trade deal with US

John Stevens | 
Genetically modified foods from America could end up on British supermarket shelves as part of a US trade deal. Ministers ...
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‘RoboDUCK’: Weed-killing robot could cut chemical use in rice farming

Victoria Bell | 
An engineer working for Japanese carmaker Nissan has built a robot to help farmers reduce the use of herbicides and ...

‘First ever’ human CRISPR trial targets rare beta thalassemia blood disorder

Mia De Graaf | 
CRISPR, the groundbreaking and controversial gene-editing technique, has been used in a patient with a debilitating blood disease, scientists revealed ...

Are we ‘playing God’ if we screen IVF embryos for IQ potential?

Sam Blanchard | 
IVF clinics may soon use a controversial screening technique to get rid of embryos which are likely to grow up ...
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Did laziness drive early human relative, Homo erectus, to extinction?

Phoebe Weston | 
Homo erectus may have gone extinct because they were lazy, according to research from the Australian National University. Scientists claim ...
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Piglets could ‘fill an important gap’ in Huntington’s disease research

Kelsey Cheng | 
A newly established pig model of Huntington’s disease (HD) could provide researchers a more practical way of testing treatment for ...

Adolf Hitler’s grandson? French plumber hopes DNA test proves his claim

Will Stewart | 
A French plumber is taking a DNA to prove he is Adolf Hitler's grandson after his grandmother had a fling with ...
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More than 70% of UK public endorses human gene editing to treat disease

Scientists have been given a green light from members of the public to press ahead with developing gene editing therapies ...
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Adding 24 new mutations to breast cancer risk calculations

Stephen Matthews | 
Twenty-four previously unknown mutations that raise a woman's risk of developing breast cancer have been identified by scientists. The 'ground-breaking' findings [February ...
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Stop AIDS? Gene therapies target ‘almost impossible to cure’ HIV

Jaleesa Baulkman | 
Experts say gene therapy could finally be used to treat HIV and AIDS - after a decade of trying to replicate the ...

Stop flu symptoms in one day? Experimental pill could be available in the US by 2019

Minyvonne Burke | 
A new medicine can rid flu suffers of their symptoms in as little as a day, but the drug will ...

Obesity linked to brain cell ‘antenna,’ opening potential treatment pathway

Kayla Brantley | 
The key to controlling hunger and fighting obesity is in brain cells that produce hormones, according to research. ... Scientists ...
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‘Supercharged’ GMO rice could increase yields 50 percent with improved photosynthesis

Shivali Best | 
Researchers from Oxford University have taken an important step in a long-term project aimed at improving photosynthesis in rice. In ...
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Dozens of ‘mysterious’ chemicals lurking in our ‘all natural’ fruits and vegetables?

Imogen Blake | 
Rutin, glycine, and beta carophyllene: if you saw these words on an ingredients list, you'd probably presume the food was ...
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Prince Charles: ‘Future of humanity’ may depend on organic farming

Rebecca English | 
Prince Charles has warned that the ‘very future of humanity’ may depend on organic farming. Speaking as he celebrated the ...
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Spider silk from plants? GMO tobacco could provide new generation of tough, lightweight clothing

Richard Gray | 
Scientists have revealed they can generate the fine but strong threads used by spiders to make their webs by growing ...
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Super pigs: CRISPR gene-edited virus-resistant pigs could cut piglet deaths, pork prices

Phoebe Weston, Victoria Allen | 
Scientists have created a new breed of super pigs resistant to a killer virus... They now have two generations of ...
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Each of us has a genetically-programmed aging clock

Mia De Graaf | 
Five per cent of us are genetically programmed to age faster and die younger than everyone else, a groundbreaking new ...

Genes help Latinos age slower than other ethnic groups

Mia De Graaf | 
Latinos age slower than any other ethnicity, a study has found. Scientists refer to the phenomenon as the 'Hispanic paradox', ...
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If a parent has Alzheimer’s, are her children destined to get it too?

Rebecca Sims | 
The most common question I get asked is 'Will my child get Alzheimer's disease?' ... Those of us who are ...

DNA analysis dubs residents of Yorkshire ‘most British’

Josh White | 
The average Briton is only really 37 per cent British - with the remainder of their genes coming from European ...

Discovery of ‘softening gene’ may allow for riper tomatoes in produce aisle

Sarah Griffiths | 
To reduce wastage, hybrid tomatoes are often bred to include natural mutations that slow the whole ripening process, but such ...

Genes linked to learning second language

Shivali Best | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. While many people can ...
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World’s ’17 most dangerous foods’ includes no GMOs

Jennifer Trevorrow | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A list of the ...