'Supercharged' GMO rice could increase yields 50 percent with improved photosynthesis

‘Supercharged’ GMO rice could increase yields 50 percent with improved photosynthesis

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

Dozens of ‘mysterious’ chemicals lurking in our ‘all natural’ fruits and vegetables?

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

Prince Charles: ‘Future of humanity’ may depend on organic farming

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

Spider silk from plants? GMO tobacco could provide new generation of tough, lightweight clothing

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

Super pigs: CRISPR gene-edited virus-resistant pigs could cut piglet deaths, pork prices

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

Each of us has a genetically-programmed aging clock

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

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

If a parent has Alzheimer’s, are her children destined to get it too?

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’

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

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

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World's '17 most dangerous foods' includes no GMOs

World’s ’17 most dangerous foods’ includes no GMOs

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A list of the ...
Jane Goodall decries GM proponents as 'anti-science'

Jane Goodall decries GM proponents as ‘anti-science’

Dame Jane Goodall, the renowned primate expert, has condemned ‘deluded’ politicians for pushing ‘Frankenstein Food’. The highly respected academic has ...

New British minister backs GM crops as more eco-friendly

Genetically modified food should be grown in Britain because it is more ‘eco-friendly’, the Environment Secretary claimed yesterday. Publicly backing ...

Worriers more likely to be smart

Worriers can be kept awake at night replaying the day, or imagining all the possible worst case scenarios in their ...

Marks & Spencer joins Tesco in selling more GMO foods

Marks & Spencer has come under fire for abandoning its policy of selling only GM-free food. The store is selling ...

Marks & Spencer joins Tesco in selling more GMO foods

Marks & Spencer has come under fire for abandoning its policy of selling only GM-free food. The store is selling ...

Marks & Spencer joins Tesco in selling more GMO foods

Marks & Spencer has come under fire for abandoning its policy of selling only GM-free food. The store is selling ...

Marks & Spencer joins Tesco in selling more GMO foods

Marks & Spencer has come under fire for abandoning its policy of selling only GM-free food. The store is selling ...

DNA-destorying spray marketed, will criminals purchase?

Everywhere you go you run the risk of leaving traces of your DNA behind – from fingerprints, to skin, hair ...

Number of home DNA testing kits in Britain doubled in last two years

Sales of DNA tests for everything from the risk of developing life-threatening diseases to catching out cheating partners are booming. The ...

DNA test shows white supremacist he has african ancestors

The white supremacist attempting to turn a small North Dakotan town into a ‘white enclave’ has undergone a DNA test ...

UK Environmental Minister: Consumers care more about cost of food, not GMO controversy

Consumers no longer care about the issue of GM crops, the [UK] Environment Secretary claims. Owen Paterson insisted genetically modified ...

UK scientists to launch GM insects as alternatives to using chemicals in fields

Thousands of GM insects developed by British scientists are set to be the first released into fields in Europe as ...

Research reveals twenty million red hair gene carriers in the UK

They suffer a lot of stick for their unusual hair colouring, with hurtful taunts of 'Ginger!' resonating around playgrounds across ...

First mainstream GM food on sale in Britain

A Frankenstein food breakfast cereal designed for children and packed with additives linked to bad behaviour and hyperactivity is being ...

Five women talk about life after BRAC1 diagnosis

Sophisticated tests can reveal whether people with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer carry a genetic mutation that ...
Gene therapy for baby born without immune system

Gene therapy for baby born without immune system

Doctors re-engineered a girl's DNA using a ‘reprogrammed virus’ to splice in the vital gene she is missing into her ...