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Scientists get 'gene editing' go-ahead - BBC News
UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it. The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to provide a deeper understanding of the earliest moments of human life. It will be illegal for the scientists to implant the modified embryos into a woman. But the field is attracting controversy over concerns it is opening the door to designer - or GM - babies.
DNA  genes  geneticallyengineered  genetics  gene  editing  gene  expression  complexity  unknown  unkown  ethics  Religion 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal' - BBC News
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios which he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go wrong". Prof Hawking is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming humanity eventually establishes colonies on other worlds, it will be able to survive. "Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. [...] But he also said that future generations of researchers should be aware of how scientific and technological progress is changing the world, and to help the wider public understand it. //&!
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Pressing Issues: What Manning Revealed
-U.S. pressured the European Union to accept GM — genetic modification, that is. -New York Times: “From hundreds of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan emerges as a looking-glass land where bribery, extortion and embezzlement are the norm and the honest man is a distinct outlier.” -U.S. used threats, spying, and more to try to get its way at last year's crucial climate conference in Copenhagen.
COP15  Wikileaks  Bradley  Manning  cyberespionage  climate  science  foreign  policy  GMO  crop  Afghanistan  foreignaffairs  climatechange  cablegate  climate  change  USA  GMO  espionage  barackobama  geneticallyengineered  book  tunisia  Chelsea  Manning  presidency  diplomacy 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Fears GM wheat that fends off greenfly could affect humans | Mail Online
environmental groups have campaigned against the trial. Peter Riley, of GM Freeze, said the aphids would just head to the field next door.
‘They have done this in a laboratory,’ he said. ‘In the field it’s different. The history of GM crops demonstrates that contamination can occur.
'It can interfere with the ecosystem and send aphids on to other plants. There are a lot of unanswered questions.’

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unintended  consequences  food-security  food  allergy  food  intolerance  Industry  geneticallyengineered  GMO  ecosystem 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
YouTube - ‪TEDxAustin Robyn O'Brien 2011‬‏
Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.
About this speaker
Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded and ...  The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."
cancer  allergies  FDA  USA  UK  food  research  study  capitalism  safety  milk  gmo  soya  geneticallyengineered  organic  chemicals  agriculture  healthcare  culture  society 
june 2011 by asterisk2a
Europe’s New Approach to Biotech Food -
On Tuesday, the European Commission will formally propose giving back to national and local governments the freedom to decide whether to grow crops that many Europeans still call Frankenfoods.
EuropeanCommission  europeanunion  politics  geneticallyengineered  food  regulation 
july 2010 by asterisk2a
Study Finds Benefits in Modified Crops but Warns of Overuse -
“This is a very different future,” said Dr. Benbrook, an agricultural economist who is chief scientist at the Organic Center, which promotes organic food and farming. “The cost is going to be way higher. The environmental impacts are going to go up fairly dramatically.”

The Justice Department is investigating whether Monsanto, which has patents on the Roundup Ready system, is violating antitrust laws, unduly increasing prices or hindering innovation.
nature  geneticallyengineered  biotechnology  environment  pesticide  unintended  consequences  food  Monsanto  crops  farming  patent 
april 2010 by asterisk2a

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