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Viewpoint: Europe missed the GMO revolution. Sensible regulation could ensure they don’t miss out on CRISPR gene editing

The EU needs to take politics out of the GM approval process ...
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Viewpoint: Genetics can help us navigate the ‘toxic’ transgender debate in more compassionate ways

If we are ever to untangle the nature/nurture knot, we need to find ways past the petty politicizing exemplified by ...
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Assessing coronavirus media coverage: Too late, too alarmist, and too much censorship

Few Western media outlets are getting this one right ...
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Remember the questionable study claiming glyphosate boosts cancer risk 41%? Lead author reasserts her claim, EPA refutes it, and we take a second look

Sheppard and her co-authors are intent on favoring data that appears to support the existence of a risk from glyphosate ...
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Searching for the ‘big break’ that could turn stem cells into a weapon against dementia

Recent developments in stem cell research suggest a radical shift in the way we diagnose and treat dementia ...
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Viewpoint: We can sustainably feed 10 billion people. Here’s how CRISPR and GMO crops can help

If adopted widely, genetic engineering will bring us closer to meeting the EAT-Lancet dietary targets ...
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Gene therapy shows success against some cancers and inherited disorders. Can it tackle obesity?

Scientists are working with treatments that have shown success in amping up the metabolism of mice, helping them lose weight ...
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Gene drives could revolutionize how we deal with pests—if the technology avoids the controversial fate of GMOs

In addition to research and laboratory ethics, gene drive proponents need to focus on public perception ...
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Why the UK wants to share everything it knows about the genetics of 500,000 Britons

Britain is profiling the genes, health and lifestyles of its citizens and handing the results to scientists across the world ...
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Podcast: Tackling ethical questions about CRISPR with GLP’s groundbreaking Global Gene Editing Regulation Tracker and Index

To what degree are nations deploying these revolutionary new tools? ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate causes kidney disease? Debunking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s herbicide junk science

Seeing Vandana Shiva hosted at the University of California made me embarrassed to be a UC parent, alum, and faculty ...
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Examining our history of advertising for OxyContin and other opioids: Have we learned enough about the dangers of addiction?

Recent advertising for opioid drugs has taken a strange turn ...
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Viewpoint: Is a coronavirus vaccine on the horizon? Antiquated FDA regulations make it unlikely one will emerge in the US

A coronavirus vaccine in the foreseeable future? I’m not holding my breath ...
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Viewpoint: Free speech vs science—Should colleges invite anti-GMO speakers they know spread misinformation?

In the face of climate change, the expectation for evidence is doubled because of the dramatic implications ...
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Podcast: ‘How to argue with a racist’—geneticist Adam Rutherford challenges what he calls ‘pseudoscience’ in genetics and politics

Adam Rutherford explains how to argue with a racist, hunting for the ghosts in the human genome, and recreating the ...
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Salt tolerant plants are on the horizon – and critical to address the looming crisis of a shortage of arable farm land

An important study brings us one step closer to cultivating crops in previously infertile soil ...
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‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

We may be on the verge of redefining 'brain death' following the partial revival of a man in France ...
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New ‘DNA clock’ finds that if our genes had their way, humans would have a ‘natural’ lifespan of 38 years

A genetic “clock” lets scientists estimate how long extinct creatures lived ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Dicamba Debacle’ stirs questions about the future shape of ‘industrial, intensive agriculture’

The dicamba debacle gives a chance to answer key questions about industrial agriculture with rare specificity ...
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Podcast: How ‘fake news’ about avian flu almost sent virologist Ilaria Capua to prison for life

Capua now uses her harrowing experience to educate policymakers and law enforcement about science ...
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Viewpoint: Dicamba debacle trial forces a reevaluation: Was Monsanto a ‘bonafide bad actor’?

The toll on farmers is infuriating enough. But there could be widespread damage to the environment as well ...
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Will scientists ever get ahead of fast-mutating deadly health viruses? Exploring the coronavirus and the genetics of other viral outbreaks

Even as our methods of detection and treatment improve, we will likely never be able to completely stay ahead of ...
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FDA defends CRISPR-edited animal rules likely to block most uses: Is the agency trying to avoid litigation from anti-GMO groups?

"How can the presence of one identifiable variant justify the costs and delays of mandatory FDA oversight?" ...
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Viewpoint: Fact-checking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘Poison-Free, Fossil-Free’ food lecture

The event was a missed opportunity to have the more nuanced discussion that such an important topic deserves ...
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Manipulating our internal clocks could lead to treatments for mood disorders, obesity—and even aging

Medicines and other small molecules may play a role in fixing rhythms gone awry ...
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Viewpoint: Biotechnology could save our favorite banana. Will anti-GMO activists stand in the way?

Anti-GMO intimidation could plunge banana-producing communities into poverty ...
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Brain chemicals fight for the status quo—that’s why it’s so hard to change people’s minds even when the science consensus is overwhelming

Why do people refuse to change their views when confronted with scientific consensus? Research is starting to show us how ...