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Capitalism and the Inexorable Rise of Inequality
Review of T Piketty: Le capital au XXIe siècle. Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 2031. English translation by A Goldhammer: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Cambridge MA, Belknap, 2014. 696 pp, £29.95. ISBN 9780674430006.
ISIS, 23rd July 2014

Global Inequality and Its Ills
And What to Do About It. Inequality is bad for most people not just the poor, bad for business and political stability; and it can be cured
Prof Peter Saunders, 21st July 2014

Sperm-Mediated Inheritance of Acquired Characters
Heredity does not just depend on DNA in chromosomes or organelles, loose sequences of RNA and DNA can be independently inherited, and readily taken up by sperm cells to transfer the father’s acquired characters to the fertilized egg; this underscores the trans-generational hazards of new toxins and nucleic acids introduced into our food chain via genetically modified organisms
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 14th July 2014

Scandal of Glyphosate Re-assessment in Europe
EU rapporteur state Germany recommends re-approval with daily intake increased by 67 %; its re-assessment was carried out by Monsanto and a consortium of chemical companies in Europe based almost entirely on studies from industry; it should be rejected outright
Dr Nancy Swanson and Dr Mae Wan Ho, 9th July 2014

Homage to Black 2, Explorations in Chinese Ink
These larger pictures continue my experiments in roughly chronological order, beginning with Chinese ink applied as overlay to paintings completed a year ago, to simultaneous uses of ink and colours, with music and poetry very much in the air
ISIS, 9th July 2014

Bangladeshi Bt Brinjal Pilot Scheme Failed
Pest infestations, low yields, unwanted produce and unlicensed cultivation as Bt Brinjal is forced on South Asian citizens
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji, 7th July 2014

RNA Inheritance of Acquired Characters
RNA not only registers epigenetic change as the organism responds to the environment, it also transmits acquired genetic information to subsequent generations independently of DNA, highlighting the potential perils of using RNA interference in GMOs
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 2nd July 2014

Compositions in Chinese Ink - Homage to Black
Chinese ink gives the most intense and luxuriant black colour, as yet unrivalled by ink produced in Japan, India, or anywhere else in the world. Black – the colour containing all colours – has strong emotional associations with sorrow, loss, darkness and the occult, but also carries the irresistible allure of the all-encompassing cosmic night, of finality, surrender, death, and perhaps rebirth.
ISIS, 30th June 2014

Beware the new 'Breakthrough' Transgenic Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes engineered with a jumping gene vector to express a DNA-cutting enzyme produce >95 % male offspring; unfortunately both enzyme and vector target genomes of diverse species from slime moulds to humans
Dr Mae Wan Ho, 24th June 2014

Psychic Cells Communicate across Physical Barrier
Neurons in culture respond readily to other cells in a physically separated compartment subjected to various treatments; such ‘non-substantial’ communication between cells has been documented since the 1920s
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 23rd June 2014

Non-Coding RNA and Evolution of Complexity
Non-coding DNA in genomes increases in concert with the increase in developmental complexity in evolution, and is consonant with the important regulatory roles identified for the many classes of non-coding RNAs transcribed from more than 85 % of the DNA regarded as ‘junk’ not so long ago
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 16th June 2014


Open Letter on Retraction and Pledge to Boycott Elsevier

The background to this open letter is described in Retracting Seralini Study Violates Science & Ethics (ISIS report).

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Ban GMOs Now

Announcing a new report from ISIS

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Executive Summary
1. Double Jeopardy of Glyphosate & Glyphosate Tolerant Crops
2. Bt Crops Failing & Harming Health and the Environment
3. New Genetics & Hazards of GMOs
4. References

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