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A new code for a new life

Break submission by Jordan Costafrolaz, PhD student, Microbiology Unit, Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Edited by Carlos Rivera-Rivera, Scientific Editor — TheScienceBreaker… 730 more words

Escherichia Coli

Precautionary Principle & GM crops

There is a very useful piece here by Rupert Read on the application of the precautionary principle to the debate over genetically engineered crops.

http://www.theecologist.org/…/the_precautionary_principle_t… 198 more words

Genetic Engineering

Business or Pleasure—Sneak Peek 1

I’ve heard from a few readers that they’re really excited to get to read another Department of Homeworld Security novella so soon after Resident Alien… 325 more words


Mutations & Biotechnology

Dear students,

Here you have the subject presentations: Mutations and Biotechnology




2n BATX Biologia

Here’s one way GMOs aren’t beating evolution

There’s a smart piece in Nature about the limitations of genetic engineering in creating more efficient crops. It’s the story of old methods trumping the new. 206 more words


Food & diet - cloning cows in China

One of the oldie but goldie eco novels is Pohl and Kornbluth’s ‘The Space Merchants’ from the early 1950s (http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/spacemerchants.htm). It’s science fiction but technologists today are working hard to make reality catch up with the novelists’ imaginations. 84 more words

Genetic engineering & Genome editing

This is an important article not just on the hubris of biotechnology but also the general precautionary principle, so central to all sorts of policy options: 33 more words

Genetic Engineering