Plant geneticist Yi Li from the University of Connecticut has developed a new method for creating crops with desirable traits – all without adding foreign genes that would make them considered GMO. Li is using the technique, cited by academic journal editors as a breakthrough that “could help change the world,” to produce citrus crops that are resistant to the greening disease and “low mowing frequency” lawn grass.
While few American workers still use punch cards to record their comings and goings, most are still paid by the hour, which means employers must tally them up before pay day. The timekeeping software commonly used to do this, however, includes features like “rounding” and “automatic break deductions” that make wage theft easier than ever, says Elizabeth Tippett, a law professor at the University of Oregon.
Mass incarceration is a hot-button issue in the news today. The roots of the problem go all the way back to end of the Civil War, when authorities sought control over the newly freed slaves. A new project combines digitized convict records with other federal databases to tell the stories of hundreds of African-American prisoners in the late 1800s.
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The lighter citrus plants have been edited using CRISPR to alter the phytoene desaturase (PDS) gene which gives them a white color. Yi Li
Prostate cancer is the second deadliest cancer among men, but not all types of the disease are as deadly as others. That has led to confusion over screening. An expert explains why new guidelines make sense.