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
Tags » Genetic Engineering
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
By: Eric Cheng, Ph.D.
Environment, science and society
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
“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