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Improving traceability

Improving traceability

On the cusp of tighter legislation in the EU for GMOs the food
industry is preparing itself. New technology from Axaron Bioscience
will help producers keep an eye on genetic and biochemical
pathways.

All gone pear-shaped

All gone pear-shaped

The mysteries of peculiar shaped fruits and vegetables appear to
have been revealed. Scientists in the US have found that disabling
one gene in a tomato can make it pear-shaped. Squash, aubergines
and pears, they claim, probably owe...

GM foods traced to the gut?

GM foods traced to the gut?

A series of research projects from the UK Food Standards Agency
have concluded that "it is extremely unlikely that genes from
genetically modified (GM) food can end up in bacteria in the gut of
people who eat them," the...

Genes for eternal life

Genes for eternal life

Why do individuals in certain families live longer than others? Is
there a genetic type that will dictate a long life? Recent findings
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
this week suggest that this may...

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