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Students of the 4th level:

 

Don’t forget that you have to work in pairs to read one of the articles of this topic and prepare a presentation to explain it to the rest of your mates.

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Trends in Biotechnology

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@TrendsinBiotech in the May Cell Podcast! Jim Philp discusses biotechnology and the bioeconomy http://t.co/1oPnmDLfkJ
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Very interesting link containing a lot of articles on biotechnology.

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La genética pone cerco al cáncer

La genética pone cerco al cáncer | Biotechnology news for students | Scoop.it
La genética pone cerco al cáncer. La secuencia de 2.000 genomas tumorales abre una era en la lucha contra la enfermedad - El 2% de los genes está implicado en la alteración de células.
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Artículo para comentar en clase por uno de los grupos. Relación mutaciones-cáncer

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Move Over, God, The Biotech Companies Are Here - CounterCurrents.org

Move Over, God, The Biotech Companies Are Here - CounterCurrents.org | Biotechnology news for students | Scoop.it
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Genetic engineering is the latest technology being imposed on India and the world as the new miracle.
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GMOs continue to be promoted as a religion in spite of all the evidence that they are failing to do the job they are designed for.

And as in religious fundamentalism, here also there is intolerance of alternatives — alternative paradigms, alternative approaches to food production and independent science.

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Scientists create human stem cells through cloning

Scientists create human stem cells through cloning | Biotechnology news for students | Scoop.it
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It is not the same as to obtain stem cells from IPS (reprogrammed adult cells)

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Genetics, epigenetics, and the mind-body connection

Genetics, epigenetics, and the mind-body connection | Biotechnology news for students | Scoop.it
If you think you have to play the genetic hand that life has dealt you, think again. (Do you have to play the hand you have?
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No one is saying that we have the power to change our DNA. But there are ways that our environment – including our mental environment – can influence the way our genes behave. It’s called epigenetics

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Biotechnology conference: Transgenics could head off ‘the end of orange juice’ - AgriLife (2013)

Biotechnology conference: Transgenics could head off ‘the end of orange juice’ - AgriLife (2013) | Biotechnology news for students | Scoop.it

Stakeholders, including scientific researchers, government officials and industry leaders, will gather to discuss the role of biotechnology and regulatory policy in improving agriculture to continue feeding a growing world population... 

 

“Recent coverage in the national news media is reporting the very real possibility of the end of orange juice, due to citrus greening, an incurable plant disease that’s ravaging the Florida citrus industry,” McCutchen said. “But biotechnology has overcome that so-called incurable disease in a way traditional plant breeding cannot.”

 

By moving genetic material from spinach to citrus, Dr. Erik Mirkov... has developed a citrus tree resistant to citrus greening... “And that’s just one example... Through the use of biotechnology, scientists have developed improved, transgenic varieties of apples, pineapples, potatoes, squash and other specialty crops with disease resistance and other favorable traits.”

 

Fruits and vegetables are the next wave of transgenic food crops that will provide a way to help producers keep pace with world population growth.. “This conference will link those scientists working in biotechnology throughout North America with industry leaders and individuals in regulatory agencies to get these products to consumers so we don’t wake up to a morning some day without orange juice or other food products that keep us healthy.” ... 


Via Alexander J. Stein
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Improving agriculture ... to continue feeding a growing world population?

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