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Viewpoint: Facing climate change, global hunger crisis, we should fix our ‘faulty food system’

Josh Wilson | 
Fixing the world’s “faulty food system” is increasingly being recognized as one of the key ways to fight climate change ...
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Brexit could lead Britain to ‘ditching EU’s mindless precaution and innovation-crushing rules on GMO crops’

Matt Ridley | 
Britain was once the world leader in biotechnology for agriculture, but that all changed 20 years ago when the environmental ...
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Tumor ‘black box’ could pinpoint the cause of each patient’s cancer, researchers say

Sarah Knapton | 
The cause of cancer is written into the DNA of tumours, scientists have discovered, in a breakthrough which could finally ...
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Why a happy marriage might be influenced by genetics

Henry Bodkin | 
The secret to a happy marriage lies in the genes, scientists have discovered, as new research finds a predisposition not to be ...
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US ambassador urges British public to reject protectionist ‘smears’ against American agriculture

Robert Johnson | 
[The first week of March] the United States published our objectives for a future trade deal with the UK. We are ...
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Why did Holocaust survivors live longer than other Jews?

Sarah Knapton | 
The horrors of the Holocaust were once thought to have inflicted a deadly legacy on the health of survivors. … But ...
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Could controversial gene-editing scientist He Jiankui face the death penalty in China?

Sarah Knapton | 
The Chinese scientist who created the world’s first genetically edited babies is living under armed guard and could face the ...
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UK approves first gene-edited crop trial in Europe––for omega-3 oil boosting camelina

Charles Hymas | 
Gene-edited super-crops are to be sown in Britain in a European-first after scientists exploited a legal loophole. The Government has quietly ...
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GMO bans leave Europe, Africa vulnerable to fall army worm invasion

Adrian Blomfield | 
A crop-destroying caterpillar that has devastated agriculture in Africa is poised to spread into southern Europe for the first time and ...
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Most UK millennials unconcerned about eating GMO foods, poll finds

Victoria Ward | 
The advent of genetically modified crops caused a scandal in the 1990s. But the younger generation is largely relaxed about ...
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‘Anti-vaxxers’ are starting to focus on pets—even though they can’t get autism

Alastair Choy | 
Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, the British Veterinary Association has warned, after the ‘anti-vaccine’ movement spread to pets. 'Anti-vaxxers' believe that ...
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First GMO crop in UK? Anti-biotech activists protest Rothamsted Research’s camelina field trials

Sarah Knapton | 
Crops which have been genetically modified so they produce industrial products could be grown in Britain for the first time ...
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First Britons had dark skin, DNA ear scraps found in 10,000 year-old ‘Cheddar Man’ reveal

Henry Bodkin | 
The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton ...
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Growth in urban beekeeping hurting wild bees

Sarah Knapton | 
The rise in amateur beekeepers keeping hives on roofs and gardens is contributing to the decline of wild bees, Cambridge ...
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How drinking alcohol ‘snaps’ DNA, raising your cancer risk

Sarah Knapton | 
Drinking alcohol raises the risk of cancer by damaging DNA, scientists have discovered for the first time, leading health experts ...
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Gene drives could combat exploding population of poison-resistant subway rats and other pests

Sarah Knapton | 
Figures ... show that London councils receive 100 complaints about rats and mice each day with some local authorities reporting ...
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Post-Brexit UK will continue GMO crop ban, environment secretary says

Christopher Hope | 
Food made from genetically modified crops will continue to be banned in the UK after Britain leaves the European Union, ...
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Psychologists downplay role of genetics in mental health

Sarah Knapton | 
While there has been some success in uncovering genes which make people more susceptible to various disorders, specialists say that ...
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Cheese and dairy consumption changed the shape of our jaws

Sarah Knapton | 
Humans have small, slender heads and weaker jaws, because of our discovery of soft foods like cheese and dairy, a ...
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Identifying ‘arthritis gene’ that may have helped us survive Ice Age could revolutionize treatments

Sarah Knapton | 
Researchers in the US have discovered that a gene mutation which increases the risk of arthritis evolved in the Ice Age to help ...
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Chinese parents embrace dubious DNA tests to uncover their child’s ‘natural talents’

Neil Connor | 
[Due to a widely popular trend among anxious parent,] thousands of children in China have undergone genetic testing which purportedly ...
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‘Patients in a test tube’: Precision drugs heading our way, thanks to gene editing

Julia Bradshaw | 
[Gene editing] has spurred a wave of activity in the biotech sector, with several companies now offering a suite of ...
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Eggs in IVF treatments need both nature and nurture

Sarah Knapton | 
Nurture is as important as nature when it comes to IVF, scientists have found, after showing that the chemical 'soup' ...
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UK experts’ recommendation could make three-parent babies more common

Sarah Knapton | 
Three-parent babies could finally be born in Britain next year after a panel set up by the fertility watchdog to ...
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People genetically sensitive to bitter taste may ingest twice as much salty foods

Henry Bodkin | 
An unhealthy taste for salty foods is the fault of nature rather than nurture, new research suggests. People with with ...
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Post Brexit Britain could become major grower of GMO crops, bucking Europe

Michael Wilkinson | 
Genetically modified crops will be grown across England after Britain pulls out of the European Union, under plans being drawn ...
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Live mice created from artificial eggs for first time

Sarah Knapton | 
Scientists in Japan proved it is possible to take tissue cells from the tail of a mouse, reprogrammed them as stem ...

Cheap gene test may identify heart attack risk years in advance

Laura Donnelly | 
A £50 [or roughly $65] genetic test could identify people at risk of a heart attack decades in advance, and ...
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