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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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", ...
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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 ...

Multidisciplinary approach to biological research most valuable to health

Mitochondria are, basically, kind of weird, and that is because they contain puzzles and inconsistencies left over after billions of ...

Overhyping research on ‘cures’ harms patients and medical community

In 2003, researchers writing in the American Journal of Medicine discovered something that should change how you think about medical ...

ActionAid spreads fear of GMOs in Uganda with pictures of rats with tumors

Donors to one of Britain’s largest humanitarian aid charities have been unwittingly funding an aggressive anti-GM food campaign in Africa ...
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Angelina Jolie: ‘Why I’m getting my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed’

Two  years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried ...
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‘Stop farmers from being a science experiment; Get glyphosate off the market’

The issues surrounding G.M.O.s — genetically modified organisms — have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when ...

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 ...
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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 ...

Monsanto escalates attack on decision classifying glyphosate as ‘probably carcinogen’

Today, Monsanto Company further addressed last week’s assessment on glyphosate by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). “We ...

Reporters bungle coverage of ‘glyphosate probably causes cancer” determination

Headlines around the globe have proclaimed “the world’s most-used pesticides are probably causing cancer.” A UN agency has classified some common ...

IARC’s cancer classification could axe use of glyphosate in Colombian war on drugs

The new labeling of the world’s most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for ...

Academics Review gives UN agency ‘F’ for evaluation of glyphosate

The International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph evaluation of certain insecticides and herbicides earns an F grade for failure ...
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German agency says IARC glyphosate decision based on poor evidence

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) commented as rapporteur for the active ingredient glyphosate as part of the ...
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Anti-GMO activist groups twist science, claiming glyphosate infects drinking water, threatens babies

This blog is a critical demonstration between what good science says, and how the anti-GM activists twist meanings beyond what ...

Henry Miller: UN glyphosate finding glosses over data to support ideological conclusion

For the first time since 1991, the focus of this International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) review was on ...

‘Great Indoors’: Your home is a jungle of tiny animal lodgers

When humans began building shelters about 20,000 years ago, we unrolled a welcome mat for other species. Over the past ...
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