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Yesterday morning I attended a talk on the genetic engineering of farmed animals at #AAAS2019. Some thoughts….
First of all, it’s already happening in research labs. It’s probably going to happen commercially. And, as with #GMO plants, the question of whether those animals are “natural” is a distraction.
But in thinking of how this technology will be used, it’s worth considering what conventional breeding has done to the animals we bring into being to serve us.
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Excited for the next talk, "A Feminist Agenda for Science Communication: Necessary and Timely" here the @aaas #AAAS2019 Annual Meeting! Image
"[Science communication] has become a field for women which means that it is looked at subordinate to science in the same way that education, which is also primarily female, is seen as subordinate to gaining knowledge [research]."
“We are seeing that in current times, with current political leaders, facts are not just facts, the possibility for evidenced based policy is not actually based on evidence. We are struggling how to deal with this as scientists.”
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