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[credit provider=”China Photos/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/farmers-girl-plays-with-a-cat-on-a-huge-pile-of-corn-on-news-photo/55883569″] A paper released in December in the journal GM Crops and Food has created quite a stir — cruddy reporting in The Daily Mail and the anti-biotech blog Independent Science News have twisted a paper about GM crops into baseless scaremongering.The Daily Mail’s headline reads […]
[credit provider=”Esra Guc” url=”http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/”] Researchers led by X. Sunney Xie at Harvard University, discovered a way that we can now sequence a full genome from just one of your cells.The breakthrough was announced today, Dec. 20 in the journal Science. It is more reliable than previous methods that have been […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagyu”] Scientists in China have created genetically modified cattle designed to produce tastier beef.For chefs and food-lovers, the perfect steak has long been the holy grail.
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[credit provider=”Hiyama et al, Scientific Reports “] One legacy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year has already become apparent through a study of butterflies in Japan: Their rate of genetic mutations and deformities has increased with succeeding generations. “Nature in the Fukushima area has been damaged,” said Joji Otaki, […]
[credit provider=”Lintao Zhangy/Getty Images”] Will the Olympics as we know it survive genetic engineering?That seems to be the question behind a new opinion piece in this week’s journal Nature. As scientists uncover the genes that help people become world-class sprinters or record-breaking skiers, the idea that medals are won with […]
I was talking to a friend recently, discussing book titles that both seemed to sum up their main point and, at the same time, were evocative, the kind of title that catches your eye and your mind. Titles like Silent Spring, Rachel Carson’s book that was a major factor in […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Watermelon_seedless.jpg”] When a run-of-the-mill watermelon and a souped-up frankenmelon love each other very much, they come together and make a baby seedless wundermelon.Seedless watermelons are a lot like mules — sterile hybrids formed by crossing genetically incompatible parents.
[credit provider=”Getty Images”] There is a pretty heated debate going on over the use of genetically modified crops.The disagreements tend to focus on the long-term implications.