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A Case Of Extreme Planet Abuse? The Silent Forest

Humans have been cutting down trees since the end of the last Ice Age. Even by the Neolithic period, i.e from around 6-8,000 years ago, whole scale clearance of forests was taking place across Europe. 191 more words

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UK approves experimental genetic engineering of human embryos

Good news from the United Kingdom, with the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) being the world’s first regulatory authority to explicitly approve genetic engineering of human embryos. 161 more words

Genetic Modification

Science Policy Around the Web - February 5, 2016

By: Eric Cheng, Ph.D.

Environment, science and society

Congress approves bill to ban plastic microbeads in skin care products

Plastic microbeads used in a variety of personal-care products from soaps to face washes will be phased out starting in 2017. 836 more words

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Ethicists approve ‘3 parent’ embryos to stop diseases, but congressional ban remains

“But panel members said that they took the philosophical issues seriously, noting that someone with genetic material from two different maternal bloodlines would potentially have to wrestle with questions about identity, kinship and ancestry. 56 more words

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Sustainable Agriculture

  1. How would you describe sustainable agriculture? How does it affect the environment? In regards to agriculture, what are the advantages and disadvantages involved with genetic engineering?

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QNCC Is Close to a Deal to Buy Syngenta

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Qin is on the verge of its biggest ever foreign deal — and another possible political storm.

The state-owned Qin National Chemical Corporation is nearing a deal to acquire Syngenta of… 173 more words

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Pritenian Researcher Gets Permission to Edit Genes of Human Embryos

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A Pritenian researcher has received permission to use a powerful new genome editing technique on human embryos, even though researchers throughout the world are observing a voluntary moratorium on making changes to DNA that could be passed down to subsequent generations. 150 more words

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