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Does the full moon affect behavior? It does in some animals

Past studies suggest car crashes and crime increases are common during a full moon, although it's not understood why… Animals ...
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Viewpoint: Blame the coronavirus on ‘industrial agriculture’? We need more, not less of it to stave off the next viral pandemic

An internet meme is circulating worldwide in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic: “Every disaster starts with a scientist being ...
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‘Climate proofing’ the world’s food supply with edible microorganisms

We need a global food production system that is tolerant to unpredictable climate fluctuations ...
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Gods of genetic engineering: With the end of ‘Homo sapiens naturalis’ approaching, what is our place in nature?

Our society has evolved so much, can we still say that we are part of Nature? If not, should we ...
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Animal gene-editing researchers leaving US to escape FDA’s ‘regulatory confusion’

In a few weeks, reproductive biologist Charles Long will travel from Texas to São Paulo, Brazil in search of collaborators ...
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Is gender identity fluid or fixed? What we know about other animals might help inform the debate.

Distinguishing between sex and gender is a vital first step in understanding gender identity ...
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What’s going to happen in farm biotech in 2019? Gene-edited foods; lab-grown meat surges; CRISPR regulation clarity

These are the trends I expect to define biotech in agriculture during 2019.  ...
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Some animal species never get cancer. What can we learn from them?

The search for clues has led researchers to study animals who don’t develop cancer at all ...
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No, humans haven’t wiped out 60 percent of animals since 1970. But things still look ugly

Since [October 29], news networks and social media have been abuzz with the claim that, as The Guardian among others ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may calm public’s fear of biotech

Since the first genetically modified tomato hit the U.S. market in 1994, consumers have been suspicious of scientific tinkering with ...
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Searching for biotech solutions to problems plaguing livestock in Africa

In Africa, scientific research involving biotechnology innovations in agriculture has largely focused on finding ways to produce better crops. But, ...