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Tag: University of Cambridge

Global Warming May Decrease Forest Carbon Storage, Not Increase

There have been hopes in the scientific community that as the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere warmed the planet’s climate, the forests would grow and increase their carbon storage capacity. But new research suggests that another factor – increased litterfall – may turn about turn about any increased carbon storage.

Ethical Regulations Proposed for Human-Animal Hybrids

A working group of the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research in London has drawn up the first “regulatory framework” to guide the creation, use and treatment of animal-human hybrids, also known as chimeras. The framework is outlined in the group’s July 22 published document ‘Animals Containing Human Material’ and calls for the UK to take the lead in establishing safeguards for future chimera experiments.