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Gene technology and genetic engineering application
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Building the foundations for human embryonic stem cell research

Building the foundations for human embryonic stem cell research | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
About ESTOOLSThe ESTOOLS project aimed to develop the tools and knowledge required for application of human embryonic stem (ES) cells in industry and medicine. It was the largest consortium of researchers studying human ES cells in Europe. The project teamed up 21 research groups, bringing together more than 150 scientists in 10 countries.
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Recent Advances in Genetic Improvement of Flower Colour

Recent Advances in Genetic Improvement of Flower Colour | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Transgenic in flower crops- authorSTREAM Presentation
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This Food Could Help Save 2 Million Lives, But Now People Are Fighting to Block It

This Food Could Help Save 2 Million Lives, But Now People Are Fighting to Block It | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
It could be a game-changer in the fight to solve global malnutrition. So why are we fighting against it?
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IRRI - Golden Rice

IRRI - Golden Rice | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
IRRI is a nonprofit research and education center established to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability.
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HowStuffWorks "Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Designer Babies"

HowStuffWorks "Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Designer Babies" | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Will future children be conceived in different ways? Take a look at reproductive technologies and how future children might be created.
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Transplants from Animals | TechNyou

Transplants from Animals | TechNyou | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Transplantation from one species to another is called xenotransplantation. For people, it's called animal-to-human transplantation.
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Cloned Pigs Modified for Use in Human Transplants

Cloned Pigs Modified for Use in Human Transplants | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Two competing teams have cloned pigs that have been genetically modified to produce organs more suitable for transplantation into humans.
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Can Bovine Growth Hormone Help Slow Global Warming?: Scientific American

Can Bovine Growth Hormone Help Slow Global Warming?: Scientific American | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Industry scientists say bovine growth hormone can by reducing the number of greenhouse gas–emitting cows as it increases the remaining ruminants' output
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Genetically Modified Cotton

Genetically Modified Cotton | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Genetically modified cotton is set to make for drastic reductions in pesticide use in China. GM Bt cotton protects against the cotton bollworm.
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Golden rice and the struggle over genetically modified food

Golden rice and the struggle over genetically modified food | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Some scientists argue that biofortifying food through GM technology is the only way to save millions of lives, but is GM technology safe?
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'Golden' rice

'Golden' rice | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
The so-called 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A deficiency (VAD), which is prevalent in developing countries and can lead to blindness. But behind the hype, GE 'Golden' rice is environmentally irresponsible, poses risks to human health, and could compromise food, nutrition and financial security.
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HowStuffWorks "How Designer Children Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Designer Children Work" | Year 10 Biology - Genetics | Scoop.it
Designer children are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about designer children.
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