Tag Archives: Controversial

How long will it take to burn off these calories?: The controversial next step in nutrition labeling

According to scientists, Brits consume, on average, 6,000 calories on Christmas Day alone. So, in an experiment published last year in the British Medical Journal, U.K. researchers explored whether providing people with the amount of exercise required to burn off the calories in, say, a single piece of mincemeat pie (21 minutes of running) or… Read More »

Controversial DNA screening technique used for at least one pregnancy

By Michael Le Page DNA can be taken from IVF embryos and analysedPASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A company called Genomic Prediction has confirmed that at least one woman is pregnant with embryos selected after analysing hundreds of thousands of DNA variants to assess the risk of disease. It is the first time this approach has… Read More »