Disease-resistant pigs and oily plants – why UK scientists seek to alter food genes | GM

On 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and delivered his first speech as prime minister. Among the many pledges he made was a promise that he was going “to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules”. Such a move would allow the nation to “develop the blight-resistant crops … Read more

Scientists Can Now Decode Pigs’ Emotions From the Sound of Their Grunts

Pig Grunts Reveal Their Emotions We can now decode pigs’ emotions. Using thousands of acoustic recordings gathered throughout the lives of pigs, from their births to deaths, an international team of researchers is the first in the world to translate pig grunts into actual emotions across an extended number of conditions and life stages. The … Read more