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The Science of GMOs: Possibilities And Limitations

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Genetically modified organisms are a favorite villain of the modern food debate, with claims they threaten human health and the environment. But while many of these concerns have been debunked, media hype around this topic often distracts from the facts. We’re digging into that, and the possibilities and limitations of genetic engineering.


  • Rob McClung - plant geneticist at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on plant circadian rhythms.
  • Subhash Minocha - professor of plant biology and genetics  at UNH. He teaches courses on GMOs and focuses on plant genetic engineering in his lab.
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