Science and the European Elections: GM and the Greens

Science blogger and researcher Gimpy has been unravelling the thought process behind the Green's proposal to ban the import / export of all genetically modified organisms:

For those readers unfamiliar with modern biological research, much work involves the use of cells, bacteria or higher organisms whose DNA has been modified to remove, add or mutate genes. Researchers regularly exchange these genetically modified organisms between labs, across borders and continents, as science is essentially a collaborative activity. Preventing the use and exchange of these organisms would effectively end UK based research in the life sciences.


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