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Embryo stockpile poses ethical dilemma - NY Times

Embryo stockpile poses ethical dilemma - NY Times

Without anyone paying much attention, some 400,000 frozen embryos have accumulated in United States’ fertility clinic freezers, writes the New York Times on 15 May.This astonishing total — twice a... More...

Successful beef farming in the genes

Meat New Zealand wants to spread the word that having the right genes is important for successful beef farming.In conjunction with Australia’s Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, Meat New Zealand i... More...

Indian scientists make biotech breakthroughs

A powerful anthrax vaccine without side effects, a 50-cent diagnosis kit, rice grown in salt water and genetically modified peanut leaves that protect cattle and sheep from plague. These are s... More...

Philippines to grow GM corn commercially

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will not issue a moratorium on the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn as this will obliterate established law on GM crop... More...

Researchers find double duty gene

Rarely do plant researchers working with a single gene simultaneously find two significant and highly useful outcomes. However, teams of Monsanto researchers in St. Louis, Mo; Davis, Calif.; and Banga... More...

DNA not a barcode for personality

Now that the human genome - the sum of all our genes - has been decoded, does it appear that a person's destiny is fixed for all time in the letters of his or her DNA? Can a child's future be read... More...

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