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‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

We may be on the verge of redefining 'brain death' following the partial revival of a man in France ...
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New ‘DNA clock’ finds that if our genes had their way, humans would have a ‘natural’ lifespan of 38 years

A genetic “clock” lets scientists estimate how long extinct creatures lived ...
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Viewpoint: Dicamba debacle trial forces a reevaluation: Was Monsanto a ‘bonafide bad actor’?

The toll on farmers is infuriating enough. But there could be widespread damage to the environment as well ...
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Will scientists ever get ahead of fast-mutating deadly health viruses? Exploring the coronavirus and the genetics of other viral outbreaks

Even as our methods of detection and treatment improve, we will likely never be able to completely stay ahead of ...
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FDA defends CRISPR-edited animal rules likely to block most uses: Is the agency trying to avoid litigation from anti-GMO groups?

"How can the presence of one identifiable variant justify the costs and delays of mandatory FDA oversight?" ...
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Viewpoint: Fact-checking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘Poison-Free, Fossil-Free’ food lecture

The event was a missed opportunity to have the more nuanced discussion that such an important topic deserves ...
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Brain chemicals fight for the status quo—that’s why it’s so hard to change people’s minds even when the science consensus is overwhelming

Why do people refuse to change their views when confronted with scientific consensus? Research is starting to show us how ...
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With Roundup-cancer settlement looming, activists revive conspiracy claim that glyphosate surfactants threaten human health

The narrative of underdog cancer victims unmasking corporate villains isn't backed up by the evidence ...
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‘Monsanto on the attack’: How an aggressive defense contributed to the ‘dicamba debacle’

It's pretty clear that the ag industry has a problem. But what is the nature of it? ...
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What’s your ‘ageotype’? Classification system explains why some of us are older—or younger—than we look

Study shows that "it’s possible to change the way you age for the better." ...
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Farmer vs farmer: After tens of thousands of acres of crop damage, what are we to make of the ‘dicamba debacle’?

For dicamba, even more than most ag issues in recent history, the devil is in the details ...
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Podcast: One of the most infamous fakes in biology? How Ernst Haeckel’s disputed embryo images sows confusion about evolution

Kat Arney takes a closer look at some of the most controversial images in science - Ernst Haeckel's illustrations of ...
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Can DNA predict who might be a mass murderer?

There have been repeated attempts over the past 50 years to find genetic links to criminal behavior or mass murderers ...
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Viewpoint: “On the wrong side of humanity and science”, Greenpeace Philippines launches last gasp effort to derail GMO Golden Rice approval

The time has come for all parties to embrace this humanitarian innovation ...
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Boosting Australia’s fire recovery by ‘terraforming’ damaged lands with synthetic biology

Biotechnology can provide valuable tools for fire prevention and restoration ...
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Plant-based meat critics say it’s not as healthy or sustainable as proponents claim. Let’s look at the nutrition and ecological science.

Education is not enough. Taste, cost, and convenience play dominant roles in shaping food choices ...
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Reconsidering LSD and other psychedelic drugs for treating depression and anxiety

There is a movement underway to reconsider how LSD and other psychedelic drugs are regulated. If restrictions were loosened, these ...
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GMO sustainability advantage? Glyphosate spurs no-till farming, preserving soil carbon

Skeptics of GMOs decry the growing practice of no-till farming and its connection to herbicide-tolerant crops. Yet, agronomists say good ...
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Viewpoint: Prohibiting treatment of transgender teens ignores reality of gender dysphoria

New study delves into the genetics of individuals with gender dysphoria ...
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The Varroa destructor mite is the greatest threat to US honeybees, and why things could get worse.

Researchers are looking at a long-term solution: develop bees that can fend off Varroa themselves ...
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Exercise Rx: Physical activity is ‘personal regenerative medicine’ and ‘acts like pharmaceutical drugs’

As researchers learn more about how exercise fights chronic ills like heart disease and diabetes, doctors may soon be able ...
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Artificial wombs could create seismic shift in the debate over abortion, reproductive rights

The ability to develop a fetus outside the mother's body could be here within decades. That means society will face ...
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Does organic mean ‘pesticide free’? 5 things to know about the USDA organic label

Here's what you're actually getting for that 'organic' premium price ...
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Growing tiny brains for research: Should we ‘frantically panic’ that something might go awry?

As mini-brains become more advanced, some researchers are worried they'll develop consciousness ...
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39 biotech experts’ open letter protests anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘anti-science’ talks at Stanford and UC Santa Cruz

An activist who compares GMOs to rape and fertilizers to war should not be given a platform ...
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Viewpoint: After years of bashing agriculture and GMOs, Chipotle reverses course with ‘Cultivate the Future of Farming’ campaign

Given Chipotle's past cozy relationship with organic food marketers, this seems more like a marketing stunt ...
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Podcast: Why some of the most iconic images and stories depicting evolution are wrong

Kat Arney tackles the myths and misconceptions around two of the most iconic images in evolutionary biology: the 'March of ...