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Wild GM Canola in United States

John Kerr posted in on October 7th, 2011.

American research has shown that genetically modified canola plants grow outside of defined cultivation areas and that the plant’s modified genetic traits persist in wild. However, experts note that this is not new and that GM plants have been well documented in the wild previously. The study, published today by the online journal PLoS ONE, […]

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Scientist, politician, patriot

John Kerr posted in on August 10th, 2011.

Writing for the New York Times, Cornelia Dean looks at a new US initiative aiming to get scientists out of the lab and into politics. An excerpt (read in full here): Groups Call for Scientists to Engage the Body Politic When asked to name a scientist, Americans are stumped. In one recent survey, the top […]

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