COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Alcoholism: an Issue of Mind Over Matter?
To most of us, the notion that alcohol abuse is a huge problem in American society is not a new one; but if youre anything like me, you didnt fully understand or really care about the scope if the iss... Posted on 12/2/12 at 5:29 PM
Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200. Some say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. Others say the tests are putting profit before science and have a much greater price tag.
Environmental groups failed to show that seed plants for sugar beets genetically modified to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup would cause irreparable harm, a federal appeals court said Friday in overturning an injunction that called for the destruction of the plants.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released Thursday a proposed social statement, “Genetics, Faith and Responsibility,” revised somewhat since a draft last year raised controversy among members who said it rejected modern farming practices such as genetically-modified seed. It's slated to be voted on at a national assembly in August.
American Crystal says it will review decision before approving 2011 plantings In a decision anxiously awaited by many farmers in the Red River Valley, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that genetically modified sugar beets designed to withstand the weed killer Roundup can be planted under strict conditions with no threat to the environment and other plants.
Scientists have unraveled the genetic code of the common cold — all 99 known strains of it, to be exact. But don’t expect the feat to lead to a cure for the sniffling any time soon. It turns out that rhinoviruses are even more complicated than researchers originally thought.
A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds — twice — by producing two sets of twins in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white.
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