Viewpoint: FDA approval of 'Impossible Burger's' key GMO ingredient is a huge step for sustainable food

Viewpoint: FDA approval of ‘Impossible Burger’s’ key GMO ingredient is a huge step for sustainable food

The “clean meat” revolution took a major step forward [on July 23] as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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India’s new GMO safety rules will follow ‘well established scientific principles’

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has initiated work on framing regulations on Genetically Modified (GM) Food ...
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Can a genetic test predict risk of opioid addiction?

The opioid crisis is an ongoing tragedy, with fatal overdoses costing thousands of lives each year. Although opioids are an ...
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Talking Biotech: How scientists outsmart cancer-causing fungi that threaten our food supply

Alfatoxins are a significant threat to human health and world food security. They are naturally-occurring toxic compounds produced by the ...
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Nigeria says it will confiscate GMOs imported without a permit

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), on [July 26th], said it has, in conjunction with the Nigerian Customs Services, ordered ...
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Video: Inside the quest to truly understand the living cell

“I would be happy to have a rudimentary understanding of a single cell.” That doesn’t sound like a shocking statement, ...
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Why are we afraid of synthetic blood?

Synthetic blood engineered to be superior to our normal blood may be a revolution in the emergency room ...
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Expensive tastes? Testosterone linked to quest for status symbols

Whether it’s in his choice of top-shelf alcohol at the club, the watch on his wrist or the clothes he ...
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Thinking like mom: Fatherhood makes male brains more maternal

The amount of time bat-eared fox fathers spend monitoring their young is an even bigger predictor of pup survival than maternal investment ...
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How do we know if probiotics are safe if studies don’t report risks?

As consumer interest grows in probiotics and other supplements that claim to regulate gut microbes, experts are posing a critical ...
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One researcher’s unorthodox approach to understanding memory

Mostafa “Neo” Mohsenvand often walks around with a fisheye lens on a smartphone strapped to his chest and a black, ...
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Why is there so much ‘fear and loathing’ of anything biotech?

In this era marked by Grand Canyon-sized divides among Americans, there’s one subject that seems to unite people, no matter ...
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Do omega 3 supplements protect against heart disease? New evidence says ‘no’

New evidence published [July 18] shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of ...
Viewpoint: Why the French media still defend Séralini's discredited GMO rat tumor study

Viewpoint: Why the French media still defend Séralini’s discredited GMO rat tumor study

In recent months, the [French] media has had little interest in reporting the results of three large-scale studies that reviewed and confirmed the safety ...
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‘More infectious than Ebola’: Dangerous superbug yeast troubles researchers

[A] yeast, a new variety of an organism so common that it’s used as one of the basic tools of ...
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Video: Cancer patient testifies against Monsanto in Roundup weed killer trial

It is the first time St. Louis-based Monsanto Company has had to defend one of its products, Roundup, in front ...
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Cancer drug duo could lengthen life, boost elderly immune system

Drugs that can lengthen life have long been a hallmark of speculative science fiction—many hope for an invention that could ...
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Roundup trial: Monsanto lawyers grill expert witness for omitting key details around alleged glyphosate-cancer link

Lawyers for Monsanto attempted on [July 20th] to undermine a Chicago oncologist’s opinion that its Roundup weed killer caused a ...
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Turning white blood cells into ‘living cancer drugs’ with electric shocks

A promising new class of cancer treatments recruits the cells in our blood to fight tumors, using powerful gene-editing tools ...
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Talking Biotech: The story of a vitamin-infused sweet potato that helped cut Africa’s infant mortality 25 percent

The 2016 World Food Prize went to a group that coordinated the breeding, promotion and distribution of the orange-fleshed sweet ...
Live to 150? AI suggests it's possible, but not without clearing huge 'hurdles'

Live to 150? AI suggests it’s possible, but not without clearing huge ‘hurdles’

[Scientist Alex Zhavoronkov] firmly believes that aging research is the most important field of science right now. In the past, ...
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New superbug? Little-known sexually transmitted disease creates worry

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma ...
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Despite anti-GMO ‘whispering,’ Bangladesh says ‘science-based information’ will guide its biotech policy

Bt eggplant, or brinjal as it’s known in Bangladesh, is the first genetically engineered food crop to be successfully introduced ...
Olympic gender confusion: Woman with too much testosterone required to take estrogen to compete while drug that blocks estrogen is banned

Olympic gender confusion: Woman with too much testosterone required to take estrogen to compete while drug that blocks estrogen is banned

Erik Lief and Chuck Dinerstein have each weighed in with companion pieces about a highly controversial rule by the International Association of ...
FDA releases guidelines to fast-track new generation of fast-acting antidepressants

FDA releases guidelines to fast-track new generation of fast-acting antidepressants

As companies race to develop fast-acting antidepressants, they are grappling with how to design clinical trials for a type of ...
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Can we delay aging by killing off old cells with powerful drug combo?

We have a good idea of what makes individual cells old. Things like DNA damage, shortened chromosome ends, and a ...
Video: Why having a dog can put you in a ‘state of calm’

Video: Why having a dog can put you in a ‘state of calm’

Your pets have a larger effect on your body and brain than you might think. They have the ability to ...
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Viewpoint: If Ghana embraces GMOs, farmers could save nation’s floundering agricultural sector

Ghana has prided itself over the years with agriculture being the key backbone of its economy. But for a long ...