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Actually, That New Study Does NOT Prove That Genetically Modified Food Is Horrible For You

[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 […]
Actually, That New Study Does NOT Prove That Genetically Modified Food Is Horrible For You
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Scientists Can Now Accurately Sequence Your Genome From Just One Cell

[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 […]
Scientists Can Now Accurately Sequence Your Genome From Just One Cell
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Researchers Tinker With Cow Genetics To Make Tastier Beef

[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.
Researchers Tinker With Cow Genetics To Make Tastier Beef
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Babies Born To Older Fathers Are More Likely To Have Health Problems

[credit provider=”flickr/[email protected]″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5922448150/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Men should not delay parenthood because the children of older fathers are more than twice as likely to be born with genetic mutations which can lead to health problems, a study has found.Fertility researchers have traditionally focused on the impact of the mother’s age on children’s health, […]
Babies Born To Older Fathers Are More Likely To Have Health Problems
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Radiation From Fukushima Created Mutant Butterflies

[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, […]
Radiation From Fukushima Created Mutant Butterflies
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Scientist Says That Genetic Engineering Will Kill The Olympics

[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 […]
Scientist Says That Genetic Engineering Will Kill The Olympics
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Seedless Watermelons Are Strange Hybrids Fathered By ‘Frankenmelons’

[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.
Seedless Watermelons Are Strange Hybrids Fathered By ‘Frankenmelons’