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MIT Technology Review Weighs the Need for Genetically Modified Foods in Its January/February Issue Hitting Newsstands Today.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 7, 2014: Today, the latest issue of MIT Technology Review hits newsstands in the U.S. and worldwide. Leading an exceptional set of feature stories is the cover story: “Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods.” In it, editor David Rotman examines the essential role of GMOs in ensuring that we can feed a growing population in a world whose climate continues to change. Genetically altered potatoes (video:, wheat, and rice could be the answer.

Additionally, a beautiful photo essay—“The Robots Running This Way”—takes a look inside Boston Dynamics, (recently acquired by Google), highlighting its robots that walk and run like living creatures. A profile of Aaron Levie, the CEO of the online file-sharing service Box, explains how and why he wants to reshape entire industries. In “Thinking in Silicon,” we explore how microchips modeled on the brain may excel at tasks that baffle today’s computers.

Other stories in the issue address facial recognition technology, fracking for geothermal energy, the globalization of Twitter, biomanufacturing without living cells, and the shortcomings of fitness wristbands

As always, the magazine is packed with stories, reviews, and demos identifying important new technologies and explaining why they matter.

Don’t miss MIT Technology Review editors in a weekly segment on Bloomberg Television’s Money Moves with Deirdre Bolton, every Wednesday at 2:20 P.M. U.S. Eastern time.

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