Tagged: Genetics

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How the Giant Panda Evolved to be Vegetarian

Giant pandas – being bamboo-chomping, sleep-loving, rolling balls of fur – are among the most adorable animals alive today. Unlike their mainly carnivorous close relatives, such as the grizzly and polar bear, the panda is content surviving on a diet...

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The Non-GMO Project is Actually Non-Science

The next time you take a trip to your local supermarket, look beyond the tasty snacks tempting you on every aisle. On some food products, you might notice a ‘Non-GMO Project Verified’ label with a butterfly graphic stamped onto the...

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How To Create Designer Babies

Making alterations to your genome – also known as gene editing – is all the rage these days. Recent breakthroughs in this field enable us to make precise changes in the DNA, giving rise to many medical possibilities. While this...