biology, genetics

Are genetically engineered foods bad… or is it just politics?

The debate on genetically modified organisms (GMO) especially in regards to food production is strong and many say biased too. It is almost inevitable though… there are huge investments in agriculture and thus a lot of giant companies having different opinions patents and investments. Everyone trying to manipulate your opinion to sell you more. So… Continue reading Are genetically engineered foods bad… or is it just politics?

biology, environment

Bacteria that synthesize enzymes to degrade plastic can solve pollution.

In 2016 a study showed that a new species of bacteria discovered outside a bottle-recycling facility, could degrade plastic very efficiently. The name of this species is Ideonella sakaiensis. By understanding hot this microorganism degrades plastic we can use its powers to treat contaminated areas in ways that were not possible before. The way this… Continue reading Bacteria that synthesize enzymes to degrade plastic can solve pollution.

biology, genetics

How radiation can alter the genetics of many future generations.

  Events like those in Chernobyl and Fukushima, make us reconsider the safety of radiation. A part of the population will inevitably be exposed to increased amounts of radiation due to their profession. But there are also other creatures that live in the environments we accidentally create and those organisms are perfect for testing how… Continue reading How radiation can alter the genetics of many future generations.