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Pacific Ocean garbage patch is immense plastic habitat

Researchers discover coastal species living on debris miles from their natural surroundings. Source link

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Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering

If the father’s half of the gene editing molecule was on his Y chromosome, once it combines with the mother’s DNA containing the other half of the editing molecule, the resulting XY male embryo would have both parts of the molecule that deactivates the gene, preventing further development. But all the female embryos, which did […]

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New plan to pay farmers who protect winter soil

The UK nations all have their own farm support plans, but ministers expect the scheme in England – the Sustainable Farming Incentive – will entice 70% of farmers to smother 70% of land in wintertime with “cover crops” such as grasses, beans, brassicas and herbs. Source link