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Gene-editing advances put us at the dawn of a revolution in medicine

So much of the public's attention is focused on the use of genetic engineering in the crops that our farmers ...
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House science committee to consider cutting US funding for IARC cancer agency

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee [Tuesday, Feb. 6] is likely to consider whether Congress should cut off millions ...
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Rwandan scientists debate potential pros and cons of allowing farmers to grow GMO crops

[G]enetically modified organisms (GMOs), which scientists argue are primed to revolutionise agriculture and livestock, have attracted criticism and skepticism from ...
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Viewpoint: US may be losing CRISPR race against China, but FDA regulations are worth it

[H]ow did China edge out the United States to become the first to use CRISPR in humans? American researchers were, ...
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Germany agrees to ban GMO crops, phase out glyphosate herbicide ‘as soon as possible’

After a week of talks, German coalition negotiators agreed on the cornerstones of their new programme. But when a new government ...
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Viewpoint: Congress should scrap burdensome regulations on GMO crops used for biofuel, fiber

Editor's note: This letter was signed by University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate students Matthew Ott, Leanna Leverich, ...
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Indian farmers no closer to gaining access to GMO mustard 8 months after recommended approval

On May 11, last year, the GEAC, [India's] apex authority for assessing the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops, declared ...
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Viewpoint: California’s looming coffee cancer warning shows how judges and lawyers can subvert science

A judge in California is going to determine whether or not coffee causes cancer. Think about that. We live in ...
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Viewpoint: How the EU’s protectionist anti-GMO trade policy hurts US farmers

Editor’s note: Bernard Goldstein, MD is a professor emeritus and dean emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of ...
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Sperm donor children can sometimes track down their once-anonymous dads using consumer DNA tests

There was a time when a man could anonymously donate sperm to a couple or woman trying to conceive and ...
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How Asian consumers and farmers are tiptoeing into using GMO crops

High costs, back-breaking work and unpredictable yields compelled Rosalie Ellasus to give up on corn farming.... ... But Rosalie changed ...
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USDA and FDA to coordinate and streamline regulations of GMO and gene-edited crops and animals

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced at the White House [Jan. 30] a formal ...
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Gene therapy setback? Animal deaths in treating muscular dystrophy spark new concerns over high doses

An influential scientist involved in gene therapy’s biggest setback, the death of a study volunteer 19 years ago, has issued a ...
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You might soon be able to sell your DNA in cryptocurrency

[I]f a new startup is successful, you will soon be able to spit in a cup, upload your genetic code ...
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How the EU decides to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops will have ‘huge impact’ on US, rest of world

Most gene editing techniques should not come under the Europe Union’s strict regulatory regime for genetically modified organisms, according to ...
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Canada approves genetically engineered non-browning Fuji apples

Following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Canadian federal agencies have approved the marketing of the non-browning Arctic ...
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Ugandan farmers now wonder if they will ever get access to GMO crops

Disease-resistant bananas, drought-resistant corn and other GMO crops developed by Ugandan scientists could help farmers increase yields, reduce pesticide use ...
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Coffee causes cancer? That may be California’s next required food warning label

California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt ...
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New Zealand anti-GMO group challenges recommended approval of Golden Rice to fight vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Campaign group GE Free NZ wants regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to review its draft approval for Golden ...
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Will South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina regulate new breeding techniques (NBTs) as GMOs?

New breeding techniques, or “NBTs” as they have come to be known, are a set of innovative tools that can ...
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Viewpoint: Why ‘having a public conversation’ about gene editing could hinder advances

[I]t has become clear that [gene editing] technologies aren’t on the far-flung horizon; they’re at our front door. A recent article ...
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Namibia opens first GMO research lab with goal of reducing food imports

Namibia will now be able to trace the history of genetically modified organisms' products on the local market. The National Commission ...
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Animal breeders are blocked worldwide from using genetic engineering. Here’s why.

Stringent regulations have made it almost impossible for GE animals to be approved for sale in the US. It took ...
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South African economist: Fall armyworm outbreak shows why Africa should embrace GMO crops

Editor's note: Wandile Sihlobo is an Agricultural Economist and Head of Agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in ...
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Armenia remains ‘cautious’ on imports of GMO food

Armenia is cautious about the use of products with genetically modified organisms (GMO) and seeds, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Ashot ...
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CRISPR gene-edited food in Europe? Questions remain on crop breeding regulations

The European Court of Justice recommended new techniques be exempt from GMO regulations, but left key questions unanswered, writes Gregory ...
Australia, New Zealand approve purchasing of GMO Golden Rice to tackle vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Australia, New Zealand approve purchasing of GMO Golden Rice to tackle vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Products containing traces of golden rice, which is genetically modified to produce beta-carotene, should be able to be sold in ...
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Questioning the decision to resurrect smallpox relative in the lab

In an effort to develop a safer vaccine substitute, Canadian researchers have resurrected a close relative—the extinct horsepox virus—from scratch ...