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  1. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Genetically modified rice found for sale in Wuhan supermarket

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com GM rice found in Wuhan supermarket Genetically modified (GM) rice, which is illegal to sell or grow commercially on the mainland, has been found on sale in a large supermarket in Wuhan. State television commissioned tests on five packets of rice picked at random on sale at the supermarket and three were found to contain a genetically modified variety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560737/genetically-modified-rice-found-sale-wuhan-supermarket
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... company BGI's sequencers- which help map out the sequence of a person's genetic code, which in turn determine traits such as eye colour and skin colour or even the propensity to certain diseases. The medical devices, called second-generation gene sequencing diagnostic products, are used for non-invasive tests on the foetus to detect genetic diseases such as Down's syndrome. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Genetics play role in our desire to place a bet or invest, study shows

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Why the influence of genetics is a safe bet Want to make a bet? If so, the reason probably lies in your genes. A study of more than 200 people has shown that genetics plays a big role in how a person acts when it comes to betting and investing. The genes in question affect the role of dopamine, a chemical released in the brain that signals pleasure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534903/genetics-play-role-our-desire-place-bet-or-invest-study-shows
  4. News - China - HEALTH SCIENCE

    China orders hunt for facilities illegally producing genetically modified food

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:44pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Recent reports of illegal GM food in the market prompts agriculture ministry to issue stricter orders The continued illegal sale of genetically modified (GM) ... agricultural supervisors to look for possible unauthorised genetic modification testing sites at research institutions, universities and corporations. It also ordered local governments to step up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530072/chinese-government-orders-hunt-illegal-labs-producing-genetically
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    French top court and Senate confirm ban on genetically modified corn

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris French courts, Senate confirm GM corn ban France has definitively banned the growing of genetically modified corn after its highest court and Senate both confirmed an existing ban. A grouping of leftist senators including members of the ruling Socialists, Greens and Communists on Monday approved a law banning MON810- a type of GM corn produced by US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505978/french-top-court-and-senate-confirm-ban-genetically-modified-corn
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    First pregnancy in Europe through IVF method that screens out defective embryos

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:39pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Europe sees its first pregnancy from cutting-edge genetic selection technique IVF method pre-screens embryos for problems Doctors in London have reported the first pregnancy in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for genetic disorders before they are implanted. The technique allows doctors to select embryos that are free of dangerous mutations carried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561244/first-pregnancy-europe-through-ivf-method-screens-out-defective-embryos
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442188/genetically-modified-food-safe-eat-says-chinas-agriculture-minister
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426564/tibetans-are-genetic-mix-sherpas-and-han-us-study-claims
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Immunity genes could hold clues to cause of schizophrenia, study says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... in the journal Nature. Though far from producing a "smoking gun", the findings provide substantial support for a genetic root to the disorder and greatly narrow the search for genes that may cause the disease, the authors said. "The fact that we were able to detect genetic risk factors on this massive scale shows that schizophrenia can be tackled by the same approaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557611/immunity-genes-could-hold-clues-cause-schizophrenia-study-says
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1415784/genetic-profile-6th-century-plague-offers-clues-how-pandemics-spread

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