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France to vote against EU renewal of weedkiller

France will vote against a proposal by the EU Commission to renew the licence for glyphosate, the active ingredient in one of the world's most widely used weedkillers, Monsanto's Roundup, a government source said Wednesday.

dateAug 30, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Shining a spotlight on the machinery of life

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed a technique for directly observing how enzymes and other biomolecules go about their work, with potentially significant medical ...

dateAug 28, 2017 in Biochemistry
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How cells hack their own genes

DNA in all organisms from yeast to humans encodes the genes that make it possible to live and reproduce. But these beneficial genes make up only 2 percent of our DNA. In fact, more than two-thirds of our genome is populated ...

dateAug 24, 2017 in Biotechnology
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