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Genetics & Molecular Biology

This Malaria Preventing Mosquito Is Not A GMO But Is A Science Boost For Nature – Will Activists Want To Block It?

Mosquitoes like Aedes aegypti don't have any value ecologically. If Thanos snapped them out of existence tomorrow there is nothing they do that won't immediately be taken up by 3,000 other mosquito species, not to mention 25,000 bee species when it comes to pollination.The only thing they are great at is killing people; by being a leading source of vector-borne dengue disease. Not far behind is...

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This Malaria Preventing Mosquito Is Not A GMO But Is A Science Boost For Nature – Will Activists Want To Block It?

Mosquitoes like Aedes aegypti don't have any value ecologically. If Thanos snapped them out of existence tomorrow there is nothing they do that won't immediately be taken up by 3,000 other mosquito species, not to mention 25,000 bee species when it comes to pollination.The only thing they are great at is killing people; by being a leading source of vector-borne dengue disease. Not far behind is...

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Genome-Wide Association Analysis May Mean More Accurate Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease

Have you been told you have a greater risk of heart disease based on family history? What does that even mean?read more

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Confluence Of Hype: In Mice, A Genetic Change Prevents A Disease That Doesn’t Exist

In modern American culture, two exploratory fields in science compete to scare the public or suggest the promise of miracle cures; epidemiology and studies in mice.read more

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GROs – Genetically Rescued Organisms – Will Save Plant Species At Risk

In today's Wall Street Journal my article Science Saves an Old Chestnut discusses the potential benefit of President Trump's executive order requiring USDA, FDA, and EPA to modernize when it comes to biotechnology approval. They have to consider actual risk instead of treating every product like a new invention. They don't make flowers go through tens of millions of dollars and 20 years of...

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Researchers Have Found A Wine Grape Once So Prized No One Genetically Modified It For 900 Years

Researchers set out to find a wine grape so popular no one wanted to change it. And they did, thanks to a genetic database of modern grapevines and 28 archaeological seeds from French sites dating back to the Iron Age. They discovered that Savagnin Blanc (not Sauvignon Blanc) from the Jura region of France was genetically identical to a seed excavated from a medieval site in...

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