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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

Katy Davis | 
On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...
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Genetic engineering turns mosquitoes into disease fighting weapons

Linda Marsa | 
Good intentions often go bad. Questions over the potential danger from spraying DDT to control malaria and other insect-borne scourges ...
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Free trade and GM crops: Price sensitive European consumers, blocked from buying most GM products, are willing to buy innovative foods

Jon Entine | 
While the political opposition to biotech crops in the European Union is well entrenched, consumers are willing to take a ...
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Nobel biologist: Zero evidence that crop biotechnology is harmful; GM safer than conventional food

Katy Davis | 
Sir Richard Roberts, a British biologist, joined a long and growing list of Nobel laureates, saying that he believes much ...
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Food security: Socio-econonomic and environmental impacts of crop biotechnology

The economic impact of crop biotechnology continued to grow, according to a recently released report. The growth was particularly dramatic ...
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Soviet entrepreneur holds fate of GM salmon

Andrew Pollack | 
If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government ...
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As gene mapping nears $1,000, will it improve our health?

Amy Dockser Marcus | 
The cost of mapping a person's full genetic profile has been dropping quickly. Now, doctors are struggling with a new ...

Risk and DNA: In search of the money gene

Leon Neyfakh | 
What makes someone want to start a business? That was what the young economist Philipp Koellinger was trying to figure ...

Genes & obesity

Jon Entine | 
The latest Genomics & Health Impact Update has a primer on genetic links to obesity—a must read. It also links ...
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Biotech Bogeymen

Curtis Brainard | 
If you’re worried about pesticides, then the San Francisco Chronicle has a sweeping indictment of genetically engineered (GE) crops to ...
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Will Gattaca come true?

Mara Hvistendahl | 
Noninvasive, early fetal tests for sex, paternity and chromosomal conditions will change pregnancy dramatically- and raise tricky ethical questions.A scientist ...
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Suicides in India over GM crops: How false anti-GM story took root

Keith Kloor | 
That indebted Indian farmers have taken their own lives in horribly high numbers is true. But it’s a complex story ...

Combating depression with green care therapies

Caitlin Kight | 
One example of a promising but under-studied therapy is "green care" or "care farming," a type of intervention that uses ...

GM crops + herbicides = Super-Superweeds?

Brandon Keim | 
Herbicide-resistant superweeds threaten to overgrow U.S. fields, so agriculture companies have genetically engineered a new generation of plants to withstand ...
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The perfect milk machine: How big data transformed the dairy industry

Alex Madrigal | 
Dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age, developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and ...
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Your genes decide how old you get

Kristien Sjogren | 
If your grandparents were able to celebrate their 90th birthday there’s a good chance you might do the same. Our ...
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