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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Genetically modified food is safe to eat, says China's agriculture minister

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Han Changfu's statement most public effort yet to dispel doubts on genetically modified produce No reason to fear GM food, farm minister says Agriculture Minister Han Changfu says there is no reason to fear genetically modified food and that he regularly eats it himself. The statement was the most public effort yet by a senior mainland official ...

  2. News - China - GENETICS

    Tibetans are genetic mix of Sherpas and Han, US study claims

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 05:00pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Tibetans 'a mix of Sherpas and Han' The genetic make-up of Tibetans is likely the result of a mix of Nepali Sherpas and Han Chinese, according ... Tibetans are so well adapted to life above 4,000 metres. Anna Di Rienzo, professor of human genetics at the university and one of the authors of the study, said: "Modern Tibetans appear ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Genetic profile of 6th century plague offers clues to how pandemics spread

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 05:21pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Lessons in mutation and emergence of novel germs from sequencing of 6th century scourge A single pathogen has been identified as responsible for the Plague of Justinian and Black Death, deadly pandemics eight centu ...

  4. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Hybrid-rice pioneer Yuan Longping backs genetically modified foods

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:12am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Genetically modified foods increasingly backed by officials and experts as way to feed growing population, but many consumers doubt its safe GM the future, says the 'father of hybrid rice' China's "father of hybrid rice", Yuan Longping, says he is working with researchers on rice that has been genetically modified- ...

  5. News - China Insider - FOOD PRODUCTION

    China's 'father of hybrid rice' says genetically modified foods are the future

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 06:17pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Yuan Longping has revealed that he is currently working on genetically modified rice Yuan Longping, the “father of hybrid rice,” has spoken publically about his ongoing research into genetically modified food production, calling the process “the future” of food.  In a televised Xinhua interview later reported by People’s Daily, Longping ...

  6. News - World - EDUCATION

    British study shows genetics to be key factor in students' GCSE exam results

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:42pm by GDN

    ... factor in exam results Differences in children's examination results at secondary school owe more to genetics than teachers, schools or family environment, a British study has found. The research drew on the exam scores of more than 11,000 16-year-olds who sat Britain's general certificate of secondary education (GCSE) exams. In English, maths and science, genetics accounted ...

  7. News - World

    Genetic testing company 23andMe ordered by the FDA to halt sales

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:31pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Genetic testing company ordered to halt sales US government regulators have ordered a Silicon Valley genetic-testing company funded by Google to halt sales ... genetic-testing- and because its founder, Anne Wojcicki, is the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The pair only recently made their split public. Google is one of the firms that has provided ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals in China 'lagging behind' on genetic tests for lung cancer

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:17am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Hospitals lagging on cancer gene test Fewer hospitals in China conduct genetic tests on lung cancer patients compared to Western countries, even though Asians are genetically more susceptible to the disease, a leading cancer expert has warned. Speaking days after he chaired the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney, Professor Tony Mok ...

  9. News - China Insider - GM food

    Chinese general stokes debate on genetically modified food

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 03:06pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the increasing amount of genetically modified (GM) food on dinner tables by blasting government efforts to make modified crops more widely available. Adopting the cultivation of GM food would do China ... television talking head. “What they call ‘solving the food problem for 1.3 billion people’ by relying on genetic engineering is a complete lie,” he wrote. “We can’t afford to move ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - CANCER

    British researchers publish first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancer

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Researchers publish first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancer, which should help in finding cures for the disease An alphabet soup on what causes cancer The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers has been published, offering profound insights into the disease. The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns ...




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