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Podcast: From Jurassic Park to woolly mammoths – is it right to bring back extinct species?

Geneticist Kat Arney takes a look at the science of de-extinction, asking whether it's feasible - or even ethical - ...
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If Africa adopts biotech crops, will anti-GMO Europe retaliate against the continent’s most important trading partner?

How would Europe react if GMO crops became commonplace in Africa? ...
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Can we find the keys to drug abuse, opioid addiction in our genes?

We still have much to learn about genetics, addiction, and even the brain itself ...
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Challenging media narrative about the ‘birds and the bees’—neither faces serious threats from neonicotinoids or other crop chemicals

Discarding this valuable crop protection tool is a questionable strategy ...
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Podcast: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how junk science gets published—and how to spot it in the headlines

Bad research can put people's lives at risk, so addressing problems with peer review is essential ...
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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

The same meritless arguments leveled against GMOs resurface for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) ...
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Can genetic screening help identify soldiers less likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder?

Research offers new support for the idea that genetics can play a key role in determining why some people develop ...
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Will CRISPR’s promise force the organic industry to reconsider its opposition to gene-edited crops?

In addition to better nutrition, CRISPR can produce foods with fewer 'inputs' than conventional and organic foods ...
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How the pursuit of better education, career opportunities may be creating regional genetic inequalities

Highlighting non-ancestral genetic differences could be an important step in alleviating the harmful results of social stratification ...
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Fighting climate change with gene editing: Can we slash cows’ methane production?

Preventing ruminant methane from being produced in the first place seems a sensible way to limit its damaging effects ...
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Podcast: CRISPR advances, HIV cures and a perfect predator for superbugs

Exploring the latest advances in medical biotechnology including CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting viruses and a cure for HIV. Plus reflections ...
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Golden Rice: The GMO crop loved by humanitarians, opposed by Greenpeace

Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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Ectogenesis: How artificial placentas could aid premature babies, upend entrenched abortion views

Survival rates are likely to be improved for infants born prematurely, and those requiring invasive treatments -- including surgery, cell ...
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Eat your veggies! California testing confirms organic and conventional produce well below EPA pesticide limits

Once again, evidence that our food supply is safe and incredibly diverse ...
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Podcast: Can we ‘outsmart’ cancer with synthetic biology? Dr. Tim Lu talks customized disease treatments

On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, Tim Lu talks to Cameron English about Senti's progress toward "outsmarting complex ...
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How misguided regulation has kept a GMO ‘superfood’ off the market: Q&A with Golden Rice author Ed Regis

Seeing what has happened to Golden Rice over the course of 20 years, nothing would surprise me going forward ...
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When blood relatives hook up: Is ‘Genetic Sexual Attraction’ really a thing?

I hope that academic sex researchers will ramp up investigation of genetic sexual attraction ...
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Viewpoint: Netflix’s new horror movie ‘Eli’ is a fright. But why did they have to ‘tarnish gene therapy’?

Attempts to treat genetic disease shouldn’t be the stuff of horror films ...
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Video: ‘Blood on their hands’—Greens’ resistance to biotechnology blocks sustainable agriculture, climate change innovation, says GLP’s Jon Entine

Green advocacy groups are the single biggest impediment to sustainable agriculture ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
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For synthetic biology to reach its potential, building new chromosomes from scratch must become commonplace—and we may be getting close

Many of the needed technological breakthroughs can be achieved in the next several years ...
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Podcast: The untold story of Edith Rebecca Saunders—’mother of British plant genetics’

We unearth the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, co-founder of The Genetics Society and the ‘mother of British plant genetics’ ...
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‘Drink like there is tomorrow’: Inside the quest to prevent hangovers with a GMO probiotic

Engineered probiotics and other microbes provide amazing opportunities ...
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Are neonicotinoid seed treatments critical for protecting crops—or unnecessary, with potential to harm bees?

If neonic seed treatments don’t increase yields, reducing their use to limit potential harm to bees would be an easier ...
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How NASA’s struggle with radiation-resistant microbe could help us understand infections

Bacteria have infiltrated sterile rooms NASA used to build space equipment. Studying what happens to them in outer space could ...
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Ancestry tests underreport African genetic diversity, limiting benefits of precision medicine for blacks. Here’s how we can change that.

The newly-sequenced African genomes will help fill in the outlines of the origin and diversification of humanity ...
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Here’s what you should know about disease-fighting GMO mosquitoes

Media references to Jurassic Park and 'mutant hybrid insects' are based on a thorough misunderstanding of this effective technology ...
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Viewpoint: Documentary ‘Modified’ peddles falsehoods about GMOs, pesticides and ‘corporate control’ of food

"Modified” is an elaborate lie about genetic engineering ...