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Grape genes outscore humans

French and Italian researchers have decoded the genome of the pinot noir grape, a breakthrough that could one day lead to the engineering of pest-resistant strains or - more controversially - new varieties and flavours of wine.


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Taryn Simon's best shot

Taryn Simon: This is a cryopreservation unit just outside Detroit, Michigan. Cryopreservation allows people to have the possibility of an extended life - their bodies are stored in liquid nitrogen until developments in science mean they can be defrosted and resuscitated.


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Letters: GM seeds of discontent

Letters: The government should take a close look at the how poorly GM crops have performed before getting into bed with the biotech industry and the NFU (Return of GM: ministers back moves to grow crops in the UK, September 17).