We discovered a new species, but war means it may now remain hidden forever

The extraordinary story of a stingray, its discovery and its uncertain fate in the Yemen war.

Alec Moore, Post-Doctoral Fisheries Scientist, Bangor University • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  biodiversity  biology  war  new-species  marine-biology  species  yemen  stingrays

Ethicists: We need more flexible tools for evaluating gene-edited food

What criteria should be used to determine whether a food is natural? What if gene-editing techniques produce changes indistinguishable from those that evolve naturally? Is the food still natural?

Trine Antonsen, Resarch Scientist at GenØk Centre for Biosafety and Associate Professor, University of Tromsø • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: gene-editing organic genetically-modified-organisms species genetically-modified-crops natural genetically-modified

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