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Food from thin air? Transforming carbon emissions into protein could clean up pollution and reduce land needed to feed billions of people

Food from thin air? Transforming carbon emissions into protein could clean up pollution and reduce land needed to feed billions of people

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Around the world, forests are being cut down to grow protein-rich soya to feed to animals. Using solar power to ...
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CRISPR provides ‘functional cure’ for patients with beta thalassemia, sickle cell disease, preliminary study shows

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Result of this ongoing trial, which is the first to use CRISPR to treat inherited genetic disorders, were announced [June ...
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CRISPR immunizes chickens against deadly virus, potentially boosting global egg and meat production

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CRISPR genome editing has been used to make chickens resistant to a common virus. The approach could boost egg and ...
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If Britain and Wales went 100% organic, crop yields would crash by half and carbon emissions would double, UK study shows

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Greenhouse gas emissions would go up if all farms in England and Wales went organic. Though the emissions of individual ...
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CRISPR used to fight virus hiding inside banana genome

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Genome editing has been used to destroy a virus that lurks inside many of the bananas grown in Africa. Other ...

Gene-edited crops declared GMOs in EU court ruling

New Scientist | 
Organisms created by methods that alter the DNA, including CRISPR gene editing, should be subject to the same EU laws as ...

Would switching to 100% organic farming help the environment? ‘Absolutely not’

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Should the world’s farms go 100 percent organic to protect the environment? Absolutely not. One huge problem is that organic ...
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World Anti-Doping Agency says ‘no’ to gene editing in sports competitions

New Scientist | 
The battle between sports cheats and testers is poised to enter a whole new arena. The World Anti-Doping Agency has ...

Glyphosate herbicide ban won’t save anyone from cancer, will harm environment

New Scientist | 
The widely used weedkiller glyphosate is available in every garden store, but now there are fears it can cause cancer ...

CRISPR shows promise against a ‘range of disorders’ in animal studies

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The race is on to edit the DNA in our body to fight or prevent disease. Promising results from animal ...
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CRISPR gene-edited wheat safe for celiac sufferers on horizon

New Scientist | 
People forced to avoid gluten could soon have their bread (and cake) and eat it. Now there are strains of wheat that ...

Junk collecting: As little as 8 percent of our DNA may have functional impact

New Scientist | 
The code that makes us is at least 75 percent rubbish, according to a study that suggests most of our ...
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Controversial CRISPR-causes-unwanted-mutations study possibly tainted by use of closely-related mice

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In May 2017, a study claimed that the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing technique can cause thousands of unwanted and potentially ...
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It’s getting hot in here: Your cells reach 122 Fahrenheit when making energy

New Scientist | 
Our body temperature might not ever get much hotter than 37°C [98.6°F]. But it turns out that the insides of ...
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Chinese scientists repair viable human embryos with CRISPR for first time

New Scientist | 
A team in China has corrected genetic mutations in at least some of the cells in three normal human embryos ...

Cholesterol and heart disease risk could be lowered with a single injection

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A one-off injection could one day lower your cholesterol levels for the rest of your life. People born with natural ...
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Two baby girls with leukemia ‘cured’ using gene-editing therapy

New Scientist | 
Two children treated with gene-edited cells to kill their cancers are both doing well more than a year later. The ...
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CRISPR gene editing human trials in China and US offer hope for countless lives

New Scientist | 
In 2015, a little girl called Layla was treated with gene-edited immune cells that eliminated all signs of the leukemia ...
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Want to save the planet from environmental disaster? Stop buying organic food.

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[F]arming is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, only slightly behind heating and electricity. ... The one ...
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Do GMOs boost yields? ‘Superwheat’ set for field trials boosts harvests by 20%

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Genetically modified crops could help us grow more food on less land in a world struggling to cope with climate ...

Scientists creating genetically engineered synthetic supermicrobe

New Scientist | 
It’s not finished yet. But if it is, it will be the greatest feat of genetic engineering by far. A ...
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Potential benefits of human-animal chimeras vastly outweigh risks

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If we had a cheap and unlimited supply of healthy organs for transplant, it wouldn’t just transform the lives of ...

Gene doping could actually make Olympics fairer

New Scientist | 
There have yet to be any confirmed cases of athletes genetically enhancing their bodies. But this could be because none ...
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FDA: GMO mosquito has no negative impacts, opening door to November Key West vote on Zika eradication trial

New Scientist | 
On 5 August, the US Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for a planned trial in a small part of ...

Last universal common ancestor for all life on planet likely only ‘half-alive’

New Scientist | 
Now we have the best picture yet of what that ancestor was like and where it lived, thanks to a ...

Will self-limiting gene drive alleviate concerns over technology’s use?

New Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It’s a Catch-22. We ...

Should EU regulate CRISPR crops based on modification process or final product?

New Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . .Which of ...

How do we weigh benefits and risks of human gene editing?

New Scientist | 
Replacing faulty genes in early human embryos and germ cells is within our grasp. Such changes affect DNA in the ...
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