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German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

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A group of German Green MEPs supports the use of genetic engineering techniques, which they believe could make a significant contribution to sustainable development. This is a novel approach that runs counter to the position that environmentalists usually take on this subject. In a forum on 10 June, the 22 signatories - who

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Genetics out of control

Thanks to CRISPR, this Chinese researcher was able, almost alone, to produce genetically modified babies. The information went around the world in just a few hours: a Chinese researcher announced this week that he had been able to deliver two genetically modified babies. A world premiere that has propelled

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mosquito gene drive

CRISPR genetically modified organisms would cross the species barrier. And that's very bad news.

Malaria, Zika, chikungunya... are terrible scourges. Caused by mosquitoes that all the affected countries intend to eradicate. Researchers have long been examining chemical (insecticides), physical (radiation), transgenic solutions... Nothing seems to be effective enough next to a bludgeoning weapon: genetic forcing. It is a

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CRISPR

Organisms modified by CRISPR are legally GMOs

The scientific-economic-judicial battle has been raging for ten years. Are organisms (plants or animal species) modified by genetic engineering tools such as CRISPR GMOs or not? The Court of Justice of the European Union has just handed down its verdict, which will henceforth set a precedent: organisms modified by

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baysanto

Validation of the Bayer-Monsanto Marriage: the underside of creating a monster

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After the approval of the European Union, it is now the turn of the American justice system to validate the marriage between two giants: the American pesticides and seeds giant Monsanto and the German chemicals conglomerate Bayer. A union sealed for the astronomical sum of 66 billion dollars. Plant protection products, seeds,

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Yi Li

Does modifying a plant by CRISPR make it a GMO?

Yi Li is a professor in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Connecticut. He is a world-renowned specialist in plant physiology, biotechnology and breeding. Author of an impressive number of scientific papers, he has developed several notable transgenic technologies such as the development of fruit

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