News tagged with genetic modification

GMO maize strain safe: EU food agency

A genetically modified strain of maize, banned in some EU countries, poses no risk to health or the environment, the European Food Safety Authority declared Tuesday.

dateJun 30, 2009 in Health
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Food security: It starts with seed

With each passing year, the human population of our planet continues to expand. This growth has created a wide ranging strain on our water and soil resources, as well as our environment, creating an unprecedented urgency ...

dateMay 04, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Rethinking the Genetic Theory of Inheritance

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have detected evidence that DNA may not be the only carrier of heritable information; a secondary molecular mechanism called epigenetics may also account for ...

dateJan 18, 2009 in Genetics
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Researchers derive first embryonic stem cells from rats

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have, for the first time in history, derived authentic embryonic stem (ES) cells from rats. This breakthrough finding will enable scientists to create far more effective ...

dateDec 24, 2008 in
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