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2018-01-06T04:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: August 2017 Source: Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) [ …

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Liberibacter_Solanacearum
Parsley
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-06T04:00:00.0000000Z

Jamaica Gleaner http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20180104/fight-against-cocoa-disease-intensifies Financing is now in place to allow the Plant Quarantine Unit in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries to …

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Cocoa
Jamaica
Frosty_pod_disease
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-05T08:00:00.0000000Z

Patch.com https://patch.com/california/davis/uc-davis-emerita-professor-creates-art-hornet-nest-paper

The buzzworthy art will be among works displayed at UC Davis Design Museum's upcoming exhibition, "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in …

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Hornets
UC_Davis
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
Understanding the communications weaponry system of dodder, which operates much like a computer virus, could provide researchers with a method to engineer parasite- …
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MicroRNA
Dodder
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-01-02T04:00:00.0000000Z
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USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station
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Scientists with the USDA Forest Service and the University of New Hampshire have found what may be an Achilles& …

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USA
White_nose_syndrome
Pseudogymnoascus_destructans
UV_light
Bats
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-31T18:00:00.0000000Z

Wired https://www.wired.com/story/this-gene-editing-tech-might-be-too-dangerous-to-unleash/

The technology Akbari is designing is something called a gene drive. Think of it as a way to supercharge evolution, forcing a genetic modification to spread …

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Gene_drive
DARPA
Mosquito
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-12-31T08:00:00.0000000Z
I have also put a note from ETC about gene drives and their opposition to the technology below the Reuters article. Unfortunately, the ETC note does not describe the technology; it is concerned more with the agencies funding it. 
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