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genetic modification

Scientists create ‘super stud’ livestock with ideal genetic traits

September 15th, 2020

Scientists have developed a method by which male animals can pass on the genetic material of other, different males. The idea is that these animals would pass on the genes of the most desirable sire in a herd, maximizing the yield for the next generation. Laws still prevent genetically modified animals from entering the food …

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750 million genetically modified mosquitoes will be unleashed in Florida

August 21st, 2020

A whopping 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes will be set free along the Florida Keys starting in 2021. The insects are designed to hinder the reproduction of female mosquitoes that bite and spread disease. The company behind the bugs, Oxitec, also has plans to release modified mosquitoes in Texas beginning next year.  It might sound …