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At a G8 meeting hosted by Brazil, leaders addressed growing global concerns over whether biofuel production is causing ecological damage that outweighs the benefits of using it. While no final policy was decided, reports the BBC, the G8 did agree to place limits on production; biofuels should not be grown on land preserved for its biodiversity, and the greenhouse gas emissions made growing and using them should be significantly less than that produced by fossil fuels.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

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