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With treatments for COVID still elusive, CRISPR offers promise in preliminary tests

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. Scientists have harnessed CRISPR gene-editing technology to block the replication of the novel coronavirus in human cells — an approach that could one day serve as a new treatment for COVID-19.
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Kenyan small farmers look to genetically engineered disease resistant cassava to improve food security

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. Catherine Taracha, a scientist at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (Kalro), is looking forward to starting planting genetically modified (GM) cassava on a trial basis after the government recently approved the process.
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How endangered great apes provide a crucial window into human evolution — and why we should help preserve these species

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. When I was a kid, every trip to the zoo featured a visit to the orangutan habitat. I was fascinated by the animals’ long fingers, how they took shelter when it started to rain, the affection they showed for their children, and the way they stretched after sitting too long in one position. Sometimes watching them felt like watching any other animal at the zoo, but sometimes it felt like watching people who happen to be visiting a nearby park. I swear I knew what they were thinking and feeling.
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Podcast: By focusing on biotechnology breakthroughs, have scientists overlooked simpler solutions to our food security problems?

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. Gene editing could revolutionise agriculture, with some scientists promising healthier and more productive crops and animals, but will consumers want to eat them? With the first gene edited crops recently approved for sale, Emily Thomas hears why this technology might be quicker, cheaper and more accurate than the older genetic engineering techniques that produced GMOs, and asks whether these differences could make it more acceptable to a deeply sceptical, even fearful public. Some are not convinced by the claims, and there are concerns that current regulations wont protect consumers or the environment from any potential risks.
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GLP raises $700m for third China income fund

GLP has closed its RMB4.5 billion ($700 million) China onshore income vehicle, GLP China Income Fund III (GLP CIF III). The fund’s portfolio includes 11 industrial and logistics park assets located in key logistics and industrial hub areas of Shanghai, Suzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, Wuxi and Changzhou. GLP said the assets cater to growing high-tech and innovation-based manufacturing industries aligned with China’s economic growth initiatives.
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GCP Raises $2.3 Billion for Logistics Real Estate Investments

(Bloomberg)—Real estate focused investment firm GCP said it closed a $2.3 billion fund that will be used to buy and operate warehouses tied to logistics and e-commerce. The fund has already acquired about 25 million square feet of real estate and will look to buy about 25 million more, GCP Chief Executive Officer Alan Yang said in an interview. Los Angeles-based GCP is aiming to own about 100 properties in the fund.
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Global Partners LP (NYSE:GLP) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.58

Global Partners has increased its dividend by 1.5% over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 1 consecutive years. Global Partners has a payout ratio of 236.6% indicating that the company cannot currently cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments. Equities research analysts expect Global Partners to earn $1.48 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $2.20 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 148.6%.
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SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace to open this Friday

The highly anticipated jewel in SJM’s crown, Grand Lisboa Palace Resort (GLP), will open its doors to the public this Friday 30 July. The announcement was made by SJM Holdings Chairman and Executive Director Daisy Ho on Wednesday during an event at which several specially commissioned pieces of artwork to be displayed at the long-awaited Cotai property were unveiled.
Advocacygeneticliteracyproject.org

An activist-based PR campaign is poised to claim that the Earth faces a Silent Spring-like ‘insect armageddon.’ Will The New York Times and other media fall for the ‘hysteria con’ once again?

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. For the past four years, journalists and environmental bloggers have been churning out story after story that insects are vanishing, in the United States and globally. Limited available evidence lends credence to reasonable concerns not least because insects are crucial components of many ecosystems.
Wildlifegeneticliteracyproject.org

How did humans transition from saber-tooth tiger prey to masters of the planet?

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. Do you picture our hominin ancestors as hunters? I did. Not so much. “They were the hunted,” [paleoanthropologist Jeremy] DeSilva writes. Let’s take another look. …. [De Silva:]...
Agriculturegeneticliteracyproject.org

Here’s how Europe plans to cut agriculture carbon emissions

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. A new carbon removal approach in agriculture will contribute to stepping up Europe’s climate ambition, the European Commission reiterated at the launch of its massive plan to cut carbon emissions by 55% before the end of the decade.
Agriculturegeneticliteracyproject.org

Viewpoint: Stanford is a world-class science institution … except when it comes to critical thinking about the ‘sustainability myth’ of organic agriculture

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. Stanford, which consistently ranks among the top U.S. colleges and universities, is one of the great research institutions in the world. But it is also the source of profound paradoxes — superb science in academic departments, but often uncritically defaulting to embrace trendy, socially attractive notions that actually contradict its well-earned reputation as a cutting-edge, science-grounded institution.
Medical & Biotechgeneticliteracyproject.org

Vulnerable populations in the developing world could benefit most from gene-driven technology revolution in agriculture

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. Technology is needed now more than ever to deal with the Covid-19 fallout for the food system, which is still playing out and threatening vulnerable populations around the world. The agricultural sector will need to embrace innovative technologies to meet the growing global demand for food, which is expected to rise by 70% by 2050.
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Exoplanets and alien life: Next generation orbital telescopes open windows to the universe

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. There are about 25 billion stars in our galaxy that are just like our sun, and astronomers suspect that about 20 per cent of them are orbited by an Earth-sized planet. But considering that there are 200 billion stars smaller than ours, which host more terrestrial planets, there are hundreds of billions of potential “Earths” out there. So, with that many planets, why aren’t we finding new life every other day? The truth is our technology just isn’t advanced enough – yet.
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Gene doping on the horizon for global athletics but Tokyo Olympics are still genetic-manipulation free

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. [The World Anti-Doping Agency, or] WADA has long banned genetically modified cells and alterations of genome sequences or gene expression “by any mechanism,” including gene editing, silencing, and transfer technologies. WADA has yet to detect gene doping in any athlete; a spokesperson pointed to the agency’s ability to store samples for up to 10 years for potential reanalysis. This is no idle threat.
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