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Category Archives: Genetic Engineering

Americans OK with Genetic Modification for Health Care, but Not … – Hoosier Ag Today

Posted: August 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm

More than three-quarters of Americans would accept release of genetically modified mosquitoes to decrease risk of the Zika virus, but fewer than half accept genetic modification (GM) of animals, grain crops and produce, according to a Purdue University study. Nicole Olynk Widmar, associate professor of agricultural economics, and Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics, led the study to understand attitudes toward genetic engineering in the wake of last years heightened coverage of the Zika virus Continue reading

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Around the web: Concerns with human genetic engineering, Gary … – American Enterprise Institute

Posted: August 28, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Should we welcome human genetic engineering? Tyler Cowen If you could directly alter your kids genetic profile, what would you want? Continue reading

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Genetic engineering: upgrading to human 2.0 – T3

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There are two ways to upgrade a human – tinker with biology or augment with technology. Continue reading

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The drive for the perfect offspring can get scary – Chicago Tribune

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There’s a lot of innovation going on in China these days, but perhaps not all of it is good. Chinese fertility centers are going well beyond American practices, using genetic diagnosis to influence how children conceived through in vitro fertilization will turn out Continue reading

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Activists criticise recommendation on GM mustard by Genetic … – The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: Activists today criticised the biotech regulator GEAC’s decision to recommend commercial use of genetically modified mustard in a submission to the environment ministry. Coalition for a GM-Free India said it is no coincidence that credible committees are asking to stop the introduction of GM crops. Their comments came a day after a parliamentary panel said that no GM crop should be introduced in India unless the bio-safety and socio-economic desirability is evaluated in a “transparent” process and an accountability regime is put in place. Continue reading

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The Impossible Burger wouldn’t be possible without genetic engineering – Grist

Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:41 am

The Impossible Burger has had a charmed honeymoon period. Crowds of foodies surged into fancy eateries to try it. Continue reading

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Gene Editing Might Mean My Brother Would’ve Never Existed – TIME

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 6:42 am

On August 2nd, scientists achieved a milestone on the path to human genetic engineering. For the first time in the United States, scientists successfully edited the genes of a human embryo. A transpacific team of researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a mutation that leads to an often devastating heart condition. Continue reading

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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice – GreenBiz

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This article originally ran on Ensia. Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop Asking Whether Human Genetic Engineering Should Happen and Start Planning to Manage it Safely – HuffPost

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The DNA of early human embryos carrying a sequence leading to hypertrophic cardiomyopathya potentially deadly heart defecthas been edited to ensure they would carry a healthy DNA sequence if brought to term. The Nature paper announcing this has reenergized a terrific national and international debate over whether permanent changes in DNA that can be passed from one generation to another should be made. Bioethicists are asking, Should we genetically engineer children Continue reading

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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice – Genetic Literacy Project

Posted: August 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Thisarticleoriginally appeared at Ensia and has been republished here with permission. Which is more disruptive to a plant: genetic engineering or conventional breeding? It often surprises people to learn that GE commonly causes less disruption to plants than conventional techniques of breeding Continue reading

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