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What age did you have sex for the first time? What age did you have kids? Genetics plays a surprisingly influential role

What age did you have sex for the first time? What age did you have kids? Genetics plays a surprisingly influential role

An Oxford-led team, working with Cambridge and international scholars, has discovered hundreds of genetic markers driving two of life's most ...
Video: Tired of tasteless tomatoes? A juicier, faster-growing genetically-engineered breed is on the horizon

Video: Tired of tasteless tomatoes? A juicier, faster-growing genetically-engineered breed is on the horizon

Scientists at the University of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences have discovered how the overall process of fruit ripening in ...
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Infographic: Without improved crop yields, farmers would need a lot more land to feed us

If we took away significant gains in cereal crops yields since 1962, farmers would have been forced to claim more ...
Dr Andres Carrion Main

Hepatitis C treatment: Genes found that calibrate how our immune system affects virus

A big data study of hepatitis C and more than 500 patients with the virus has opened the way for ...
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Key to developing flood-resistant crops: Genetically engineering plants’ stress response survival strategy

Emily Flashman | 
[The following is a Q&A with Dr. Emily Flashman, organic chemistry researcher at the University of Oxford, about a study she ...

US syn bio corporation diving into GM mosquitoes, pest control research

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Oxitec, a University spin-out ...

New genetic ‘editing’ technique raises the specter of human enhancement

Julian Savulescu | 
It’s got Nobel Prize written all over it. The scientific innovation, CRISPR, which enables accurate ‘editing’ of DNA (compared to ...
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