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The giant freshwater prawn is native to the Indo-West Pacific from northwest India to Vietnam, Philippines, New Guinea and northern Australia. It has been introduced into many countries for aquaculture. https://www.shutterstock.com

Breeding single-sex animal populations could help prevent disease and poverty

Entire populations of prawn 'super-females' are now being commercially distributed. The science behind this continues to advance and could have a far-reaching impact on both humans and animals.
The accuracy of gene editing will be the deciding factor in the success of current technology. Genes by Shutterstock

Explainer: what has been holding gene therapy back?

A toddler from London has had gene therapy for leukaemia and it seems to have worked. But why have breakthroughs taken so long?
Staple food. Solmule

GM crops: an uneasy truce hangs over Europe

New EU rules on GM attempt to unblock logjam that has hung over the technology in the region for most of this century. To work, anti-GM member states and Big Biotech will need to cooperate.

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