The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our just-released 2019 Annual Report.

istock

Can we find the keys to drug abuse, opioid addiction in our genes?

We still have much to learn about genetics, addiction, and even the brain itself ...
c f b fa z

Children from extramarital affairs not as common as we think, study shows

That old joke about the milkman fathering many of a town’s children—it’s far from true, a new study reaffirms. Researchers ...
sepkowitz nigeria mystery tease pr vql

Podcast: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how junk science gets published—and how to spot it in the headlines

Bad research can put people's lives at risk, so addressing problems with peer review is essential ...
White Bread Wheat

Foods fortified with nutrient-dense microparticles can help battle ‘hidden hunger,’ study shows

Staple foods and seasonings like flour and salt could be made more nutritious with a new technology that borrows from ...
x preemie baby in incubator

Clues for predicting premature birth risk may be found in mother’s immune system, microbiome

For decades, researchers and clinicians have sought ways to predict and prevent preterm birth with little progress to show for ...
mental health apps

Privacy concerns: Mental health apps may be selling your data to third parties, including Google, Facebook

Apps spell big business in the healthcare industry: Dozens of apps are marketed to people with conditions including depression, anxiety ...
d cde fca e f b c c cd e

Fear can keep you alive: Why we need ‘negative’ emotions

Are negative emotions all bad? Should we really try to get rid of them? After all, we figure that thumbs ...
diet wide bdd ee c b c f fecd c ab d bdb c

Viewpoint: DNA-tailored diets? Sorry, but the science isn’t there yet

Genetic testing services that tell you what to eat based on your DNA are everywhere. Will tailoring my diet to ...
zalirpbk b qtp qyexkkw

How the pursuit of better education, career opportunities may be creating regional genetic inequalities

Highlighting non-ancestral genetic differences could be an important step in alleviating the harmful results of social stratification ...
golden rice

Bangladesh could approve GMO Golden Rice in November 2019—after 10-year delay caused by regulation, activism

By [November 15], Bangladesh’s agriculture minister is expected to announce the approval of “golden rice" for sale and use, making ...
SG How Do I Protect My Family From Foodborne Illnesses RM x

Foodborne illnesses strike almost 48 million Americans annually. Do we need better food safety testing?

In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 47.8 million illnesses, more than 127,000 hospitalizations and 3,000-plus deaths attributed to ...
5-17-2019 phage news

Podcast: CRISPR advances, HIV cures and a perfect predator for superbugs

Exploring the latest advances in medical biotechnology including CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting viruses and a cure for HIV. Plus reflections ...
meat

Viewpoint: Eating red meat won’t harm you or destroy the environment, and it has some nutritional advantages

We’ve all been steak-shamed before .... According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, red meat consumption has fallen more than ...
premie

Ectogenesis: How artificial placentas could aid premature babies, upend entrenched abortion views

Survival rates are likely to be improved for infants born prematurely, and those requiring invasive treatments -- including surgery, cell ...
car t immunotherapy blood samples

Podcast: Genetically engineered CAR-T cell therapies destroy cancer cells. Here’s how they work

Many millions of words have been written about GMO crops. As a result, most people know they can now buy ...
of the weirdest relationships in the world

When blood relatives hook up: Is ‘Genetic Sexual Attraction’ really a thing?

I hope that academic sex researchers will ramp up investigation of genetic sexual attraction ...
a mouse embryo developing

Create a fetus without an egg or sperm? Researchers have done it with mice

Reproduction used to be a simple thing: two parents, one egg, one sperm, one embryo, one baby. But on [October ...
gluten sensitivity x

CRISPR-edited wheat cuts immune response in ‘gluten-sensitive’ patients by 85%, new study shows

Approximately one person in 100 has celiac disease, which means for them eating gluten is risking diarrhea, vomiting, malnutrition, and ...
proxy duckduckgo com

Podcast: Should you eat ‘fake meat’? Geneticist Chana Davis breaks down the GMO Impossible Burger controversy

The Impossible Burger has exploded in popularity across the US, with grocery stores and popular fast-food chains like Burger King ...
cotton seeds

FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
vogro

Brains and birth control pills: Oral contraceptives may affect learning, memory and the immune system

Sarah E Hill, a professor of social psychology at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas argues we need ...
merlin fd ffffc a eaabb d articlelarge

‘Drink like there is tomorrow’: Inside the quest to prevent hangovers with a GMO probiotic

Engineered probiotics and other microbes provide amazing opportunities ...
infection eating disorder banner x

Could common infections be causing eating disorders?

Infections might, in fact, spark eating disorders in some people. For the study, Lauren Breithaupt, a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts ...
cotton b e a a d b e c fa ef bd d t

Cotton industry prepares to commercialize FDA-approved GMO seeds to help ‘feed 500 million people’

The cotton industry hopes to launch a new market for a genetically modified cotton plant whose seeds are edible for ...
roundup

‘No evidence’ low-level glyphosate exposure causes kidney damage in children, study shows

The goal of this study was to assess biomarkers of exposure to glyphosate and assess potential associations with renal function ...
onlychild x

Only child syndrome? These kids are no more ‘selfish, narcissistic’ than others, study suggests

Wherever you fall in a group of siblings, there are plenty of stereotypes about the sort of person you are ...
sugar

Battle over sugar’s health effects spurs development of new biotech-based sweeteners

The idea that, beyond their ability to inflate the calories of food, added sugars are uniquely bad for us is ...
dna day genographic ngsversion adapt

Ancestry tests underreport African genetic diversity, limiting benefits of precision medicine for blacks. Here’s how we can change that.

The newly-sequenced African genomes will help fill in the outlines of the origin and diversification of humanity ...