Deep dive analysis of glyphosate exposure-cancer link research

A little over a week ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that glyphosate would be added ...
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Too good to be true: Skepticism necessary when media hype genetic, medical ‘breakthroughs’

Media coverage of genetic ‘breakthroughs’ creates hope for treatments that often never make it out of clinical trials. Complicated genetic ...
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Yoghurt from where?! Researcher creates dairy snack from own vaginal microbes

A Ph.D student in the U.S. created yoghurt using the bacterial cultures from her own vagina and ate it. And it turns ...

New brain tumor treatment looks promising, but probably not miracle cure

CBS’ hit newsmagazine 60 Minutes devoted not one but two segments to an early-stage trial at Duke University of a cancer ...
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He said/She said on GMOs: Mark Lynas v Claire Robinson

This week The Independent has been investigating the future of genetically modified food – nearly 20 years since the first ...
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Globally recognized epidemiologist pans WHO for misinterpreting his glyphosate study

A Canadian toxicologist says the World Health Organization made a critical scientific error in its decision to classify glyphosate as ...
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Chip off the old block? Fathers pass along more of their DNA, disease problems and all

We receive an equal amount of raw DNA from our fathers and mothers, but dad's genetic trust fund comes with ...

Should women with high risk BRCA mutation follow Angelina Jolie’s path?

Angelina Jolie has done wonders for raising awareness about the so-called “breast cancer gene”—the infamous BRCA1 mutation that can greatly ...
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Funny Pages: Santa Monica restaurant serves only foods approved by Food Babe–Nothing!

A new Southern California restaurant will only be serving foods approved by Vani Hari. But the Food Babe has said, ...

Glyphosate takes another hit: Herbicides may lead to antibiotic resistance

This has not been a good week for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides. On Friday, the ...

Social scientists skeptical about benefits of vitamin A enriched GM banana

Students and faculty discussed the ethics and effectiveness of genetically modified banana research being conducted at Iowa State University. Clark ...
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IARC scientist defends his finding that glyphosate is likely carcinogenic

A World Health Organization group's controversial finding that the world's most popular herbicide "probably is carcinogenic to humans" was based ...

IARC got it wrong: Link between glyphosate and cancer ‘nonexistent’

The IARC, one of the intergovernmental agencies within the World Health Organization, is widely respected for their research into the causes ...

In Iceland, treasure chest of genetic information may help find cures

Scientists in Iceland have produced an unprecedented snapshot of a nation’s genetic makeup, discovering a host of previously unknown gene ...

Real paleo human microbiome specially designed for hunter-gatherer diet

Eat like a hunter-gatherer and you’ll be healthier—so goes the thinking behind so-called paleo diets. But a new study suggests ...

Will ‘Jolie effect’ lead more women to seek unnecessary surgery?

Angelina Jolie Pitt's decision to have her ovaries surgically removed, which the actress and director detailed in The New York ...

Canada and 23andMe: Can direct-to-consumer tests facilitate genetics-based discrimination?

In Canada, direct-to-consumer DNA testing has fallen through the yawning chasm known as the constitutional division of powers. Health Canada ...
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Anti-GMO activists leverage glyphosate cancer reclassification to resurrect discredited claims

The WHO reclassification of glyphosate that's paired with herbicide resistant GM crops has led to a swirl of claims that ...
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Space twins: Scott Kelly’s one-year space mission could yield genetic bounty

On a one-year space mission, astronaut Scott Kelly will be the subject of medical and genetic experiments while his identical ...

Scientists say IARC fumbled glyphosate carcinogenic determination

Glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, joined the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s list of things that “probably” cause cancer on Friday, March 20th ...
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You light up my life: High tech gene applied to erectile dysfunction

More than half of men over age 60 have experienced the issue at some time, so if it does happen ...
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Jolie effect? Will breast cancer mutation carriers follow Angela’s lead in opting for life altering surgeries?

Sometimes celebrities share too much in public; sometimes celeb sharing can help save lives. Angelina Jolie, an otherwise fairly discreet ...

Mandatory pre-marital genetic testing prevents disease, and marriages in Saudi Arabia

In the past year, about 165,000 couples have decided not to get married after receiving test results showing "genetic incompatibilities", ...

Gene therapy cure for colorblindness may be on its way

More than 10 million Americans have trouble distinguishing red from green or blue from yellow, and there's no treatment for ...

So Roundup “probably” causes cancer. This means what, exactly?

The World Health Organization just classified glyphosate — the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup — as a probable carcinogen. Don’t forget ...

IARC chairman explains glyphosate assessment: Real world circumstances not considered

An international committee of cancer experts shocked the agribusiness world a few days ago when it announced that two widely ...
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Buy your telomere testing kit here! Evidence based or psuedo-science?

Companies are soon to release at-home telomere testing for consumers who want to track their cellular age. But the science ...
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Nature: IARC glyphosate cancer classification linked to animal studies, no evidence of human threat

The cancer-research arm of the World Health Organization last week announced that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, is ...