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World Health Organization panel weighs in on CRISPR-babies debate

Source: NatureThe World Health Organization (WHO) should create a global registry of studies that involve editing the human genome, and research funders and publishers should require scientists to...

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Argentina: pequeños productores garantizan biodiversidad

Fuente: SciDev   [BUENOS AIRES] La autoproducción de alimentos por medio de huertas  y granjas familiares, escolares y comunitarias facilita el acceso a productos frescos y saludables a más de 4...

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Controversial CRISPR baby experiment may have resulted in brain enhancements

Source: Digital TrendsChina’s CRISPR baby saga continues to rage on. After the birth of gene-edited twins in China last year, and the reported pregnancy of a second woman, the world’s scientific...

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‘Gene-edited babies’ is one of the most censored topics on Chinese social media

Source: NatureThe controversial topic of the first babies born from gene-edited embryos was one of the most censored on Chinese social media last year, according to researchers at the University of...

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Costa Rica: plan de descarbonización apuesta por movilidad cero emisiones

Fuente: SciDev   Un sistema de transporte público eficiente, cero emisiones y con una visión intermodal es parte de la economía verde que Costa Rica pretende alcanzar para el 2050.Esta visión está...

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Biological sex shapes tumour evolution across cancer types

Source: NatureA person’s sex can affect the kinds of cancer-causing mutations they develop, according to a genomic analysis spanning nearly 2,000 tumours and 28 types of cancer.The results show...

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Con viveros antihuracanes protegerán agricultura caribeña

Fuente: SciDev.net   Para hacer frente a la amenaza contra la seguridad alimentaria que representan los ciclones tropicales en el Caribe, la costa centroamericana del Pacífico y el Atlántico Norte,...

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Latinoamérica lidera pérdida de humedales a nivel global

Fuente: SciDev   [SANTIAGO] La región de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LAC) es la que ha experimentado la mayor reducción de sus humedales naturales a nivel mundial entre 1970 y 2015, con un declive de...

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The ecological roots of human susceptibility to social influence

Source: RoyalSociety Open ScienceThe ecological roots of human susceptibility to social influence: a pre-registered study investigating the impact of early-life adversityPierre O. Jacquet , Lou Safra...

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Piel de las ranas esconde claves para curar enfermedades

Fuente: SciDev   Las ranas pueden ser un aliado valioso de la ciencia, no solo como indicadores biológicos del bienestar del ambiente, sino también como esperanza para la cura de muchas enfermedades...

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Newly discovered amphibian has been named after Donald Trump

Source: MercoPressUnited States presidents tend to receive their fair share of honors, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one. A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head in the sand...

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Manual enseña a convertir el celular en un microscopio

Fuente: ScieDev.net   [SANTIAGO] Usando desechos domésticos y electrónicos de bajo costo, un técnico especializado en tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC) y un profesor de Biología crearon...

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CRISPR-baby scientist fails to satisfy critics

Source: NatureHe Jiankui, a Chinese scientist who claims he helped to produce the first people born with edited genomes — twin baby girls — appeared today at a gene-editing summit in Hong Kong to...

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Genome-edited baby claim provokes international outcry

Source: NatureA Chinese scientist claims that he has helped make the world's first genome-edited babies — twin girls named Lulu and Nana, who were born this month. The announcement has provoked shock,...

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How the people of the Andes evolved to live in high altitudes

Source: Science MagazineScarce oxygen, cold temperatures, and intense ultraviolet radiation make the Andes a tough place to live. How did humans adapt to such heights? A new study of ancient and...

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The use and domestication of Theobroma cacao during the mid-Holocene in the upper Amazon

The use and domestication of Theobroma cacao during the mid-Holocene in the upper Amazon    Sonia Zarrillo, Nilesh Gaikwad, Claire Lanaud, Terry Powis, Christopher Viot, Isabelle Lesur, Olivier Fouet,...

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Nudging Big Pharma’s Tropical Neglect

Source: Science for BrazilWhen will profits-hungry drug companies finally widen their attention from treating complex lifestyle-related diseases affecting citizens in wealthy countries, to the...

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Double purpose rocket launch: Argentine satellite for farmers and recovering first stage

Source: MercoPressA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Argentine satellite has blasted off from California. The primary purpose of Sunday's mission is to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but...

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Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

Source: Science MagazineMEXICO CITY—In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador,...

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Raging wildfires send scientists scrambling to study health effects

Source: NatureRecord-setting wildfires have burnt through northern California over the past month, blanketing huge swathes of the western United States in a smoky haze and destroying an area larger...

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Parasites and politics: why cross-cultural studies must control for relatedness, proximity and covariation

Source: Royal SocietyA growing number of studies seek to identify predictors of broad-scale patterns in human cultural diversity, but three sources of non-independence in human cultural variables can...

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Monsanto glyphosate weed killer could cost Bayer billions in damage lawsuits

Source: MercopressUnited States agro-chemicals company Monsanto is facing a surge in lawsuits that may cost its new owners, Bayer, billions in damages. Monsanto manufactures glyphosate-based weed...

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Mum’s a Neanderthal, Dad’s a Denisovan

Source: NatureA female who died around 90,000 years ago was half Neanderthal and half Denisovan, according to genome analysis of a bone discovered in a Siberian cave. This is the first time scientists...

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Push to weaken US Endangered Species Act runs into roadblocks

Source: NatureAmerica's Endangered Species Act — which protects more than 2,000 plant, animal and insect species at risk of extinction — is under renewed attack from Republican politicians. But policy...

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Modern chocolate shaped like Maya glyphs, the written language they used to communicate

Source: Science MagazineYour Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form of money at the height of Mayan opulence—and that...

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