Thursday, October 29, 2020

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The Importance of food safety and traceability

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BY KOMALAH SELVA BRICKS and Mortar is what I am trained for, but the sea is where I feel I can reenergize. When I...

Nigerian scientists identify seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2

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Check in for the 3rd Asian Short Course on Agri-biotech, Biosafety...

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FAO reports lack of progress in achieving SDG

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The Philippines grants GM corn seeds, farm input to farmers association’s...

THE Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Regional Office 9 turned over farm inputs to a farmer's association in Zamboanga del Norte in Southern Philippines....

Kenyan scientists embark on synthetic biology research

THE first-ever government-funded research project on Synthetic Biology in Kenya has been launched. The project, funded under the country's National Research Fund, will employ...

Lab-grown mosquitoes fight dengue in Singapore

RESEARCHERS at the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore have devised a method to utilise mosquitoes to combat the spread of dengue through an...

Washington University’s saliva test for Covid-19 faster and easier

RESEARCHERS at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new saliva test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus faster and easier. The results...

Medicinal cannabis may reduce behavioral problems in kids with intellectual disabilities

CANNABIDIOL, a type of medicinal cannabis, may reduce severe behavioural problems in children and adolescents with an intellectual disability a new study has found. The pilot...

Animal biotech offers potential in addressing food insecurity

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY has been primed to contribute significantly towards addressing the challenge of food security, especially in the developing world. During a webinar organized by...

Experts review potential of plant-based edible vaccines

EDIBLE plant-based vaccines were developed to become part of the solution to address the possible hazards associated with the parenteral vaccines. Experts from India say that edible...

South Korea Promotes the First Genome-edited Food Crop

SINCE the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined that the soybeans improved using CRISPR-Cas9 are not considered as genetically modified, the Seed Project using CRISPR commences. "We received a...

Genomic analysis reveals many animal species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2...

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New species of freshwater Crustacea found in the hottest place on...

A NEW species of freshwater Crustacea has been discovered during an expedition of the desert Lut (Iran), known as the hottest place on Earth. The...

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