Posts made in January, 2017

Hawaii GMO Papaya: Real Solutions Real Lives [The Cornell Alliance for Science]

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              30 January 2017 Dear Science Allies,  On behalf of the Cornell Alliance for Science I would like to make you aware of a new, originally-produced 30-minute documentary that we have just released entitled, “Hawaii GMO Papaya: Real Solutions, Real Lives”.   The ringspot virus is the biggest factor limiting papaya production around the world. This new Alliance for Science video documents Cornell University’s development of the transgenic,...

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REWRITING THE CODE OF LIFE: Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            A powerful new biological tool could be used to make white-footed mice immune to the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. ILLUSTRATION BY BIANCA BAGNARELLI    ANNALS OF SCIENCE JANUARY 2, 2017 ISSUE REWRITING THE CODE OF LIFE Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases. By Michael Specter   Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Woods Hole,...

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In Europe, GMOs embraced by farmers

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              December 28, 2016 (AP) — European consumers don’t approve of genetically engineered crops, but European farmers are eager to feed them to their livestock, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. As a result, Europe poses an economic opportunity for U.S. farmers while the threat of a consumer-driven trade disruption looms over exports of biotech crops, experts say. “As the global cultivation of GE crops expands, it is increasingly...

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