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Viewpoint: Science denialism threatens the potential of gene-edited crops

Undermining science that does not fit into one's intellectual or political framework is dangerous ...
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Should parents be allowed to choose a child’s sexual orientation through gene editing?

Where do our sexual preferences come from? Most of us don’t stop to ponder, simply because there’s no need to ...
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‘Genome streamlining’: How species ditch genes no longer needed for survival

Can a genome reach maximum efficiency? ...
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Viewpoint: Wild bees on the decline? Lack of evidence challenges popular environmentalist narrative

'We can’t be simultaneously in the midst of a pollinator crisis threatening our ability to grow food and see continually ...
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Retinitis pigmentosa cure breakthrough? Next generation of artificial lenses being developed with flexible silicon-like chips to combat genetic blindness

Organic semiconductors can link up with brain cells to send and receive signals. They may find a use in sight-restoring ...
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Viewpoint: With Conservative sweep of the ‘Brexit election’, Boris Johnson poised to steer the UK out of ‘outdated’ EU GMO, CRISPR regulations

If the UK replaces the EU's overly cautious biotech rules with a pro-innovation scheme, it could become a true global ...
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‘Natural health’ and conspiracy sites exploit social media to fester opposition to GMO crops. Here’s a study about what can be done to stop it

The unsatisfactory answer to 'How do we control the spread of disinformation?" may be, "We don't know yet." ...
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Does the ‘genetics revolution’ unsettle you? Here is a guide, and reasons to be hopeful

I'm thrilled that DNA science has become so much more tangible and practical. Yet we must use the information wisely ...
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Podcast: Sneaky sheep, substandard stallions and sperm wars

Stories of sneaky sheep, substandard racing stallions, and news from the front lines of the sperm wars ...
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Billion-year-old microbes could give us new food, fuel sources—if we can figure out how to use them

We can’t afford to let this potential biotech breakthrough go to waste ...
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Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch: The chemists who revolutionized fertilizer production, changing agriculture forever

Without the efforts of Haber and Bosch, the world’s population would be much smaller ...
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Brave new world? Why the public might be ready for gene-edited babies

Gene-editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9 are rapidly bringing the possibilities forward ...
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Viewpoint: How a small group of scientists and pliable media created a ‘catastrophe narrative’ that hurts bees and farmers

The scientists who glommed onto the “bee-pocalypse” narrative never bothered to go back and correct the record ...
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How a fetus’s developing brain may be shaped by mom’s mental state

Stress and anxiety during pregnancy can mean a higher risk of offspring developing ADHD, depression or other conditions. Medical psychologist ...
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Podcast: How activists and politicians derailed South Australia’s attempt to embrace GMO crops

Activists in Australia are manipulating politicians with fear and doubt to restrict farmer choice ...
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DNA databases as crime deterrent: As more ‘cold cases’ are solved, are would-be criminals growing wary?

Some research suggests the mere existence of DNA databases may now be helping to prevent crime. But even if that’s ...
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Kim Kardashian West’s battle with psoriatic arthritis: Will understanding the genetics of the autoimmune disorder point to a cure?

While there is no cure, appropriate and early treatment can help prevent major damage to affected parts of the body ...
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Is there a place for CRISPR gene editing in organic farming? Many farmers say ‘yes’

Denying ourselves these benefits to protect distorted ideas about what's 'natural' is nonsensical ...
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Why the quest to ‘cure’ cancer may be destined to fail

Many of the risk factors to do with cancer are related to lifestyle, so there is concrete action people can ...
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Viewpoint: How international anti-biotech activists manipulate year-old Mexican government to block crop GMO innovations

Mexico's leadership should not restrict crop biotechnology based on personal beliefs or scientific misinformation ...
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Has modern agriculture ‘tainted’ your Thanksgiving dinner?

The Environmental Working Group knows how to grab headlines with ominous claims about America's food supply. In 2018, the Washington, ...
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Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam react to new technologies in their own ways ...
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Is ‘natural’ better than ‘artificial’? Skincare products underscore why that view is wrongheaded

Synthetic and 'chemical-sounding' preservatives in cosmetics are safer than the alternatives that are marketed as 'natural' ...
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Pesticides endanger humans, animals, beneficial insects? Rethinking simplistic notions, understanding trade-offs in sustainability and health

As much as pesticides are a threat to certain ecosystems, they’re also responsible for providing the planet with food in ...
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Viewpoint: Generation Z to environmentalists: If you care about sustainability, embrace GMOs and gene edited crops

It is important that this new generation follow the facts, not just rigid environmental orthodoxy ...
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Treating ‘suicidality’ as its own medical condition could spur research, better treatment options

There is no established method of identifying patients in immediate danger of attempting suicide. Some researchers are trying to change ...
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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
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Our brains as hard drives—could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

Research suggests it might one day be possible to tweak our brains -- eliminating traumatic memories or granting new skills, ...