Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

Personal Genomics Firm 23andMe Patents Designer Baby System, Denies

Personal Genomics Firm 23andMe Patents Designer Baby System, Denies
“When we originally introduced the tool and filed the patent there was some thinking the feature could have applications for fertility clinics,” said Catherine Afarian, a 23andMe spokeswoman. “But we've never pursued the idea, and have no plans to do so.”.
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Farmers Face Labor Shortages As Workers Find Other Jobs

Farmers Face Labor Shortages As Workers Find Other Jobs
A sharp drop in Mexico's fertility rate further decreased the number of young men crossing into the U.S. to work in the fields. The trend appears long-lasting, spelling trouble for farmers, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic …
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