On genetically engineered food, let the market decide

The following is an edited excerpt. The movement to force the labeling of genetically engineered food is gaining momentum.  Federal ...

Don’t Fear GM Crops, Europe!

The following is an edited excerpt.  Researchers have genetically modified crop plants to grow well in harsh environments where conventional ...

Genetic mutations linked to ALS identified

The following is an excerpt. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified mutations in several new genes ...

RNA bandages to encourage wound healing

The following is an excerpt. Medical researchers think specially tailored RNA sequences could turn off genes in patients’ cells to ...
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Anti-GMO leaders withdraw from ‘Great Biotech Debate’ — Forum will go on

Two leaders of the anti-biotech movement have dropped out the Great Biotech Debate, for dubious reasons, but the GLP and ...
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Angelina Jolie fallout: Should counseling be required with DNA screenings?

Angelina Jolie's very public decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer has kicked off a debate about ...
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California bill to prevent genetic testing without consent

If you want to keep your DNA to yourself, be sure not to leave any stray hairs, Q-tips or underwear ...

Schizophrenia symptoms eliminated in genetically modified animal model

The following is an excerpt. Overexpression of a gene associated with schizophrenia causes classic symptoms of the disorder that are ...

Largest genetic sequencing study of human disease to date completed

The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of ...

Gorillas and the future of crop biotechnology

The following article is an edited excerpt. There are some really cool improvements coming along in several crops that have ...

Genome sequencing should be universal, benefitting all

The following is an excerpt. The promise of personalized medicine with genome sequencing might soon imbue humanity with terrific powers ...
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The ethical conundrum of “expert” bioethicists

Even as bioethicists everywhere pontificate in the wake of the recent first successfully cloned human embryo, Nathan Emmerich argues that ...

Pathogen genome tracks Irish potato famine back to its roots

The following is an edited excerpt. The great potato famine of the 1840s was a defining event in Ireland’s recent ...
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Personal genomics and accidental paternity tests

What happens when your 23andMe results reveal that your brother is your uncle and your father isn't your father? ...

Genetic markers predict postpartum depression

The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers say that pregnant women may soon be able to take a blood test ...

Scientists identify ‘bad’ cholesterol genes

A team of researchers from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute reporting online in the Journal of Lipid Research has identified ...

Gene linked to improved survival of pulmonary fibrosis

The following is an edited excerpt. New research, released in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that a common ...

Long-running stem cell lobbying group ending

The following is an edited excerpt. In a sign of how much the controversy over human embryonic stem cells has ...

Authors urge importance of patients’ rights in genome sequencing

Upcoming paper in ‘Science’ pushes back against recent recommendations from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. (News-medical) ...

Ethical path to artificial stem cell technology

Australian research has created a molecular roadmap that shows how any cell in the human body can be turned into ...

Human stem cell cloning: ‘Holy Grail’ or techno-fantasy?

The following is an excerpt. There is definitely something special about this idea of "therapeutic cloning," something that has a ...

Cass Sunstein: Don’t mandate labeling of genetically-altered food

The following is an edited excerpt. In the abstract, the argument for compulsory labeling seems exceedingly powerful. But there is ...

Stem cell tech may help mitochondrial disease

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Last week's big news about production of genetically matched human embryonic stem ...
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Confusion – scientific and ethical – reigns in the wake of stem cell cloning landmark

Scientists have finally succeeded in harvesting embryonic stem cells from human embryos cloned using the same technique that gave birth ...

Ghana needs biotech intervention to improve food security

Source – Vibe Ghana By By Bertha Badu-Agyei Date – 16 May 2013 Website – vibeghana.com There is hunger on the ...

Moving genomics closer to the clinic

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Foundation Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center this month announced a partnership that aims to bring genomics further ...
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Defending genomic liberty

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments and examined one of ...
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