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Insect Winter Survival Strategies – A Season of “Arrested Development”

Surviving Kentucky winters is a challenge for cold-blooded arthropods. A few species, such as the monarch butterfly, cede cold weather to the hardy and fly south for the winter. Those that remain use a state of arrested development called diapause

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When Genetic Engineering is the Environmentally Friendly Choice

(First published July 27, 2017 at: https://ensia.com/voices/genetically-engineered-crops/) CRISPR gene editing can fight crop disease far more benignly than conventional practices Which is more disruptive to a plant: genetic engineering or conventional breeding? It often surprises people to learn that GE

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