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Why cousin marriages can wreak genetic havoc on children

The link between cousin marriages and genetic disorders in offspring is a growing problem in several countries ...
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Thank India and Pakistan for dairy. They’ve been producing milk and cheese since 2500 BC

The lands that make up modern-day Pakistan and India have been producing dairy for almost five thousand years now, according ...
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GMO Bt cotton saves Pakistani farmers estimated $7 million on pesticide-related health care costs, study shows

Despite substantial research on the economic effects of transgenic insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton, there is still limited work on ...

Baby’s death spurs search for answers: Genetic testing, counseling offer insights, warnings for couple’s future

The effort to get genetic counseling where it needs to be is still an uphill battle ...
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We’ve almost eradicated Polio. But recent measles outbreaks show us why the battle isn’t over.

[T]he polio campaign must push on across the finish line. Failure to do so could have dire consequences. ... For ...
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Pakistan suspends GMO corn imports, field trials to protect crop exports from ‘contamination’

Pakistan has imposed a ban on further trials of Genetically Modified (GM) maize for [an] unspecified period in a bid ...
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Pakistan marks another GMO crop milestone

Pakistani farmers and scientists are recognizing the need for genetically modified (GM) crops to help the country transition from subsistence ...

Pakistan announces field trials of 85 GMO pest-resistant Bt cotton varieties

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) has announced that 93 new cotton varieties will undergo National Coordinated Varietal Trials (NCVT) in four ...
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Why polio remains surprisingly hard to eradicate

Polio retains a foothold in Pakistan—and will likely continue to do so as long as basic health services are neglected ...
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