News tagged with genetic modification

Tadpoles Used to Rapidly Detect Water Pollution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research conducted by University of Wyoming Professor Paul Johnson and others demonstrates that genetically modified tadpoles work well as sensitive monitors for rapidly detecting water pollution.

dateDec 03, 2009 in Environment
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Anti-biotech groups obstruct forest biotechnology

The potential of forest biotechnology to help address significant social and environmental issues is being "strangled at birth" by the rigid opposition of some groups and regulations that effectively preclude even the testing ...

dateJun 30, 2009 in Biotechnology
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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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