This post accompanies the Sci on the Fly podcast “Some love them, some hate them, some don’t care: GMOs.” That podcast mentions (at 8:50) three Supreme Court and federal court cases significantly impacting the research and development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs -- organisms whose genetic material has been modified through genetic engineering).
Sci on the Fly
AAAS Fellows explore the Anacostia by boat, learning about this urban river's social and environmental challenges and success stories.
How the government can be a key partner to innovation in the 21st century
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