Has This Been Replicated?
No, it's not embryonic stem cells this time.
Irina Ermakova, a scientist at the Russian Academy of Sciences tried testing a common GMO, Roundup Ready soybeans, on pregnant rats and found they apparently damaged the rats offspring:
I have a few questions:
Ermakova’s first surprise came when her pregnant rats started giving birth. Some pups from GM-fed mothers were quite a bit smaller. After 2 weeks, 36% of them weighed less than 20 grams, compared to about 6% from the other groups (see photo).
But the real shock came when the rats started dying. Within three weeks, 25 of the 45 (55.6%) rats from the GM soy group died, compared to only 3 of 33 (9%) from the non-GM soy group and 3 of 44 (6.8%) from the non-soy controls.
Has this been replicated? Some of the embryonic stem-cell results were just made up.
Have there been any similar experiments?
Was this a matter of random variation? If scientists try testing something a few hundred times, some of the results will be apparently improbable.
Was this a matter of systematic error? Was the cage with the rats fed Roundup Ready soybeans cleaned properly?
What did the rats who weren't fed soybeans eat?
In the unlikely event there is something to this, could it be that Roundup Ready soybeans lack a vital nutrient? That would explain why they're deadly in an artificial environment but have not been associated with any birth-defect epidemic in the United States. The hypothetical nutrient might be common in other foods.
If there's nothing to this, will Project Censored acknowledge that?
While I was reading about the above, I noticed an alleged fact that is fascinating, if true:
This might be the start of a new version of the Nobel Prize sperm bank.
… Even the DNA in the mother’s food may be a factor. German scientists found fragments of DNA fed to pregnant mice in the brains of their newborn.
 Doerfler W; Schubbert R, “Uptake of foreign DNA from the environment: the gastrointestinal tract and the placenta as portals of entry,” Journal of molecular genetics and genetics Vol 242: 495-504, 1994