Frågan om var gränsen för vad som är en människa går blir allt svårare att besvara.

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Scientists have begun putting genes from human beings into food crops in a dramatic extension of genetic modification.

Ironiskt nog ska genen användas för att bryta ned kemikalier som hamnat i miljön tack vare människan:

In the first modification of its kind, Japanese researchers have inserted a gene from the human liver into rice to enable it to digest pesticides and industrial chemicals. The gene makes an enzyme, code-named CPY2B6, which is particularly good at breaking down harmful chemicals in the body.

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