Gene drives could combat exploding population of poison-resistant subway rats and other pests

Gene drives could combat exploding population of poison-resistant subway rats and other pests

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

Post-Brexit UK will continue GMO crop ban, environment secretary says

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

Psychologists downplay role of genetics in mental health

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

Cheese and dairy consumption changed the shape of our jaws

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

Identifying ‘arthritis gene’ that may have helped us survive Ice Age could revolutionize treatments

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

Chinese parents embrace dubious DNA tests to uncover their child’s ‘natural talents’

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

‘Patients in a test tube’: Precision drugs heading our way, thanks to gene editing

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

Eggs in IVF treatments need both nature and nurture

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

UK experts’ recommendation could make three-parent babies more common

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

People genetically sensitive to bitter taste may ingest twice as much salty foods

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

Post Brexit Britain could become major grower of GMO crops, bucking Europe

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

Live mice created from artificial eggs for first time

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

A £50 [or roughly $65] genetic test could identify people at risk of a heart attack decades in advance, and ...
Gene editing could allow for hunting instinct to be removed from cats

Gene editing could allow for hunting instinct to be removed from cats

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The days of the ...

Claims organic food better for health, animals, planet ‘marketing hype’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [E]verywhere ...

‘New era of medicine?’ First children cured of genetic diseases with gene therapy

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. British doctors have cured ...
Food sustainability expert says organic crops no healthier, have lower yields, waste land

Food sustainability expert says organic crops no healthier, have lower yields, waste land

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Organic food is not better than ...

Can dead brains be brought back to life? We may soon find out

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A groundbreaking trial to ...

Gay couple’s custody battle in Thailand raises ethical concerns over surrogacy

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A gay couple is going ...

New improved IVF procedure can put end to ‘test tube’ babies

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The end of the ...

Ebola-linked death causes new concern in recovering Sierra Leone

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Sierra Leone's government has ...
Genetically engineered 'muscley' dogs bred in China

Genetically engineered ‘muscley’ dogs bred in China

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Two beagle puppies called ...

No IQ boost from breastfeeding, according to new study

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Breastfeeding does not improve ...

Europe votes to ban cloning due to animal welfare concerns

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The EU Parliament voted ...

‘Natural’ IVF simpler, possibly safer than conventional method

More than five million people worldwide born through IVF since the arrival in 1978 of the world’s first “test tube” ...

Failed GMO wheat trial only fits anti-GMO narrative if you don’t understand science

Back in 2012, a group of clueless protesters tried to disrupt a trial of genetically-modified wheat, which was taking place ...

Moms’ genes pass fatal flaws onto sons more than daughters

Men are doomed by their mothers - because women pass on genetic flaws which may explain why males die sooner, ...
Former UK Greenpeace chief says anti-GMO campaigners "morally unacceptable"

Former UK Greenpeace chief says anti-GMO campaigners “morally unacceptable”

Campaigning against the use of Genetically Modified crops in Britain is “morally unacceptable”, according to the former head of the ...