Genetic pre-natal test opens window to improved diagnoses, stirs concerns

Genetic pre-natal test opens window to improved diagnoses, stirs concerns

New fetal screening tests using gene chips instead of conventional chromosomal evaluation to identify congenital diseases may ignite a turf ...
Biotech regulation: Are democracy and science in conflict?

Biotech regulation: Are democracy and science in conflict?

Why do GMOs fester in regulatory limbo for so long? Any regulatory agency attempting to address both science and people’s ...

Kenya’s ban on GM foods is a big blow to biotech research

Research institutions, Universities and consumers are biggest losers in a new directive by the Government to ban trade and importation ...

Are genetically modified crops finally on their way out of India?

Predictably, the recommendation by an experts’ panel appointed by the Supreme Court - that trials of genetically modified (GM) crops ...
Embryos for sale

Embryos for sale

For those who have struggled with the emotional, physical, and monetary stresses of trying unsuccessfully to start a family by ...
Myriad BRCA patents under review by SCOTUS

Myriad BRCA patents under review by SCOTUS

Are human genes patentable? Myriad genetics, which holds patents on two genes that can signal if a woman faces a ...

Gattaca’s future is now, “God help us all”

Anyone who thinks that the widespread adoption of Whole Genome Sequencing, especially if it’s used in utero, won’t result in ...

Africa caught between US and European GMO politics

African countries, Tanzania inclusive, are increasingly getting entangled between two conflicting giants on genetically modified organisms (GMO) issues, and now ...

EU rejects Seralini report linking GM maize to cancer

The EU's food safety agency definitively rejected Wednesday a bombshell French report linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it ...

GMO scare: “A lot of hype with little substance”

If an organization has an issue with a product, any product, I agree that it has the right, perhaps even ...
GM corn in Mexico: Attack on the heart of maize biodiversity

GM corn in Mexico: Attack on the heart of maize biodiversity

“Corn’s genetic heritage is an intangible asset for all of humanity,” said Carlo Petrini, Slow Food’s president. “We must avoid ...

Texas representative files bill to prohibit human cloning in universities

More than 10 years after the Human Cloning Prohibition Act failed to pass at the federal level, state Rep. Richard ...

Mexico postpones GMO corn plantings

A temporary halt on the planting of GMO corn took place on Thursday, Nov. 22 as it was announced that ...

Kenya issues blanket ban on GM food imports

The recent Cabinet ban on the importation of GM foods citing health risks was unfortunate. It was clear proof that ...

Scientists: Kenya’s GMO ban will cripple research, deny food to hundreds of thousands

[S]cientists are raising alarm over the blanket ban imposed on genetically modified organisms by public health minister Beth Mugo. Researchers ...

Opposition to genetic engineering is immoral

There’s an old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. That certainly seems to be true for many breakthroughs in ...
Gattaca alert: Personal genomics meets neo-eugenics

Gattaca alert: Personal genomics meets neo-eugenics

Eugenics is back into the headlines, thanks to rapid advances in personal genomics. Naturally, not everyone is inclined to greet ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

“Food police” routed, food movement failing

As Americans tuck into their turkey and dressing on Thursday, they might add one little item to the list of ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Mexico takes a step toward allowing GM corn

As California voters were considering whether to require food with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, the ongoing ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

In defense of eugenics

I expect that belief in eugenics is far more prevalent than most people would comfortably wish it to be. One ...

Prop 37: The failure of a fringe group

Those who fight against genetically engineered crops are fast becoming a fringe group. Despite years of hard scientific facts, they ...

Will Obama deliver on campaign promise of GMO labeling?

The stance of the Barack Obama administration on genetically modified foods (GMOs) has been under great scrutiny for many years, ...