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Scientists given permission to create GM babies

Scientists given permission to create GM babies

Scientists have been given the go-ahead to create genetically modified humans, it has been revealed. The fertility regulator known as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) have allowed scientists to create a DNA-altering technique in embryos. As a result, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will conduct further experiments into creating genetically modifying people. The only thing[Read More…]

Govt votes to introduce GM food into UK next year

Govt votes to introduce GM food into UK next year

Genetically modified (GM) crops could be grown in England as early as next year after the government backed an EU vote to allow pesticide-resistant food to be planted in member states. Although other countries were given the option to ban GM crops, the UK government has opted to bring them into this country anyway. Campaigners say that the arrival of[Read More…]

Scientists approves release of GM super mosquitos

Scientists approves release of GM super mosquitos

Brazil has become the latest country to approve the use of genetically modified mosquitoes, it has been reported. The reasons given for using these laboratory created creatures is, according to the government, to wipe out dengue fever. These bugs have been genetically engineered so that their offspring dies before they become adults. The male bugs carry these faulty genes and[Read More…]