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Could future humans lap Usain Bolt?

At the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, some of the fastest and strongest people in the world showed us what humans in peak physical condition can accomplish.

Butterflies and pigs, genetic modification in the news

According to the European Union there is no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops to protect butterflies. Meanwhile, super-muscly pigs have been created by small genetic tweak.

Scientists: New GMO wheat may 'silence' vital human genes Special

Australian scientists are expressing grave concerns over a new type of genetically engineered wheat that may cause major health problems for people that consume it.

Researchers find use of GM cotton creates pest problems

China grows mainly GM cotton. The cotton was genetically modified to be resistant to a pest called known as the bollworm, a bug that loves to munch cotton.

Japanese researchers breed genetically modified glowing marmosets

Genetically modified monkeys that glow in ultraviolet light and pass the trait on to their young have been created by scientists in Japan.

Op-Ed: GM seeds last 10 years; concerns about controls, and some black humor

One of the original problems with genetically modified plants was their ability to survive. The discovery in Sweden of GM oilseed rape, (aka canola) which was planted 10 years ago, and has survived eradication attempts raises a whole new set of issues.

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