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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Commodities

    China approves first genetically modified Argentine corn cargo

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 02:59pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Buenos Aires China has approved its first shipment of genetically modified Argentine corn, Buenos Aires said on Tuesday. Argentine Agriculture Minister Norberto Yauhar said Chinese health authorities cleared 60,000-tonnes of genetically modified (GMO) Argentine corn. The cargo was already headed inland to be used as hog and chicken feed. Benchmark Chicago corn ...

  7. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Soya bean imports revive fears in China about genetically modified food

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Web users are wary of genetically modified beans that have gained prompt official approval Soya imports revive GM food debate The Ministry of Agriculture's recent approval of imports of three new kinds of genetically modified soya bean has sparked concern over safety assessments and reignited debate on the mainland over the safety of GM food. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chinese University screening tests to pick up genetic illness in newborns

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University programme will screen babies for a range of disorders to prevent skin problems, mental defects- and even death Tests to pick up genetic illness in newborns Hong Kong's first screening programme for a range of congenital genetic disorders in newborn babies that can cause a lack of body enzymes, leading to organ damage, has been launched ...

  9. News - World - FOOD

    Japan suspends US wheat imports after genetically modified crop found on farm

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Japan halts US wheat imports after GM find Japan has suspended some imports of American wheat after a genetically engineered version of the grain was found on a US farm. The Agriculture Department announced the discovery of the modified wheat on Wednesday. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for US farming. Japan is one of the largest ...

  10. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Mapping of genetic codes likely to lead to better varieties of wheat

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Mandy Zuo and Stephen Chen Mapping of genetic codes of the food crop by Chinese and US scientists will lead to varieties that are more resilient to disease and harsh weather Promise ... to a member of a team of Chinese and US scientists that has mapped out the genetic code of wheat. Once scientists finish precisely mapping all the wheat genomes, higher-yielding varieties ...




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