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Mexico’s self-fertilizing corn could be worth millions. Will village where it grows share in the profits?

Martha Pskowski | 
In a 1979 visit to Totontepec, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico, naturalist Thomas Boone Hallberg marveled at the local ...
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Land sparing or land sharing: How do we feed the world while protecting the environment?

Fred Pearce | 
It is one of the biggest questions in conservation: Should we be sharing our landscapes with nature by reviving small ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental gene editing shows promise, but requires ‘careful oversight’

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials ...
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Can we ‘bring back’ long extinct Galápagos tortoises?

Many members of the two species of tortoises — marked by the distinctive saddleback shape of their shells — were ...

What sets humans, chimpanzees apart? Genetic markers could offer answers

What makes humans different from chimpanzees? Evolutionary biologists from Howard University and the Yale School of Public Health have developed ...