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Matthew Roharik/GettyBy Julia Brown In 1968, New Scientist identified an unusual solution to the world’s supposed protein shortage IN THE 1960s, nutritional scientists were on a mission. People’s diets, especially in developing countries, were dangerously low in protein, they said. Ways to address the issue were anxiously being sought. New Scientist took the problem seriously, and with an international conference to discuss it in The Hague, in the Netherlands, we dedicated five pages of the 21 November 1968

How will screening for intelligence affect parents’ decisions?ERproductions Ltd/GettyBy Clare WilsonTHE prospect of creating intelligent designer babies has been the subject of ethical debate for decades, but we have lacked the ability to actually do it. That may now change, thanks to a new method of testing an embryo’s genes that could soon be available in some IVF clinics in the US, New Scientist can reveal. The firm Genomic Prediction says it has developed genetic screening