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Should We Bring Extinct Species Back From the Dead?

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For decades the notion of “de-extinction” hovered on the scientific fringes, Science‘s David Schultz stated in his recent article. Now new advances in genetic engineering, especially the CRISPR-Cas9 revolution, have researchers believing that it’s time to start thinking seriously about which animals we might be able to bring back, and which ones would do the most good for the ecosystems they left behind. In “Should we bring extinct species back from the dead?,” David Schultz explains what is de-extinction, Read More >

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Why GMOs Are a Necessity

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After 20 years, the data are in:  Genetic modification boosts crop yields by 21 percent and cuts pesticides by 37 percent.  The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed authored by Rob Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Monsanto, on how GMO’s benefit farmers and the environment: Genetically modified crops, which have generated both controversy and widespread adoption, are hitting 20-year milestones. Perhaps the anniversary slipped your mind, but 1997 was a dark Read More >

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2016 BIO Animal Biotech Summit Day Two Highlights

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Day #2 Session topics specifically focused on Poverty Reduction & Food Security and Biotech & Biodiversity. BIO concluded its 2016 Animal Biotech Summit on Friday, September 23, 2016. BIO chose “One Health” as the theme of this year’s conference. “One Health” is the notion that the health of animals, the health of people, and the viability of ecosystems are inextricably linked. Franck Cesar Jean Berthe, DVM, PhD, Senior Livestock Specialist at The World Bank, kicked off Day Two Read More >

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GMOs: A Good Deal for the Environment and the Developing World

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GMOs help feed our growing population and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. Therefore, it’s important to set the record straight when it comes to the safety and environmental benefits of GMOs. A new post on the GMO Answers blog at Forbes.com explains why GMOs matter, especially to people in the developing world, and to the environment worldwide.  Cornell University professors David R. Just, Ph.D. and Harry M. Kaiser write: Close to a billion people Read More >

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2016 BIO Animal Biotech Summit Day One Highlights

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BIO concluded its 2016 Animal Biotech Summit on Friday, September 23, 2016. BIO chose “One Health” as the theme of this year’s conference. “One Health” is the notion that the health of animals, the health of people, and the viability of ecosystems are inextricably linked. Day #1 Session Topics specifically focused on Animal Health & Welfare and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, Visiting Professor at Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, kicked off the Read More >

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