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In your genes? DNA holds clues about how you will fare when exposed to coronavirus

Although the spread of SARS-CoV2, the virus causing COVID-19, has slowed in many places that have successfully “flattened the curve”, ...
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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Daniel Defoe’s account of London’s 1665 bubonic plague offers a shock of recognition

Pandemics have punctuated recorded history going back to ancient Greece and Egypt. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic is unfolding in ...
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Viewpoint: Mexico’s activist government pushes glyphosate ban that threatens food security and farmer welfare

Biotech giant Bayer is currently in the fight of its life against more than 100,000 lawsuits alleging its flagship weedkiller ...
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Re-energized anti-vaccine activism is growing on the right and winning the social media battle to discredit coming coronavirus treatments

What does an antivaxxer and a far-right activist have in common? If the thought of someone who opposes vaccines brings ...
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Who is most vulnerable by age and race to die from COVID-19?

While coronavirus is obviously concerning and a very real threat to some people (namely, the elderly and immunocompromised), these data ...
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Viewpoint: Fish farming has a sustainability problem and genetic engineering might be the solution

As the world endures the impacts of a rapidly changing climate—sea level rise, extreme weather events, warming and acidifying oceans ...
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Viewpoint: Activist opposition to GMOs fueled by an ‘extremist’ vision of nature

We would like to take the opportunity on #Worldenvironmentday to come back to a problem we have been thinking about ...
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Self medication: Blocked from drugs by the medical establishment, many transgender people resort to black-market hormones

For the first 10 months of Christine’s gender transition, a progressive LGBT health clinic in Boston made getting on hormones ...
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Viewpoint: Should autism be treated as an illness that should be cured?

“Many of the greatest artists, actors, musicians, scientists, and entrepreneurs of all time were and are autistic. We all serve ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t support health or sustainable farming⁠—and should not be subsidized

The health and environmental benefits claimed by organic agriculture are based on shaky scientific foundations ...
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Video: Is there an upside to soaring COVID-19 cases?

Most countries and models that have attempted to control COVID-19 situation have had one ultimate goal; trying to bring the ...
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A precautionary tale of COVID and GMO pseudoscience

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it’s sparked numerous conspiracy theories that are often spread by extreme right and “alternative” medicine ...
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Viewpoint: Without modern, industrial farming, pandemic would have claimed many more lives

In November of 2019 The Atlantic asked "experts" what they would change if they could go back in time. The ...
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The Three Stooges illustrate why coronavirus-fighting ‘antibody cocktails’ could help contain the virus well before a vaccine

“You imbecile!” bellowed Moe Howard as he stuck a finger up the nose of Curly. Moe the bully would often ...
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Viewpoint: Conservation isn’t enough. We need technology to blunt the impacts of climate change

We need direct, technology-driven intervention for conservation ...
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Podcast: Let the light shine—Tackling eye disease with gene therapy

Researchers are bringing discoveries about the underlying genetic faults that cause eye diseases all the way through to game-changing gene ...
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What’s a life worth in dollars and cents? Should that influence who gets treated for expensive disease treatments?

Austin was three years old and Max was a newborn when their mother, Jenn McNary, learned they had a rare ...
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Facing disease crisis, Ugandan farmers say they’ll illegally grow GMO cassava to feed their families, increase yields

Cassava is one of the most important food crops in the Africa, a primary component of the rural economy. It ...
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5 factors explaining vast differences in how each of us responds to dangers posed by COVID-19

From mask wearing to physical distancing, individuals wield a lot of power in how the coronavirus outbreak plays out. Behavioral ...
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Viewpoint: Irrational pesticide fears discourage produce consumption and increase cancer risk

Fostering fear doesn't help us eat healthier ...
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The dangerous spread of coronavirus misinformation and magical thinking

Although credentialed scientists have been very clear that there is currently no cure for coronavirus, magical thinking of the pseudoscience ...
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75 reasons why vaccines are needed and deniers are dangerous

If you are reading this, chances are that you repeated an anti-vaccine myth or said you weren't vaccinating your children, ...
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Biotechnology forestry revival projects now include elms along with American chestnuts

There was a time when the stately elm was a symbol of American and European small-town prosperity and pride. It ...
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Viewpoint: GMO skeptics abuse UN Biodiversity Conference to promote anti-biotech agenda

Countless people continue to suffer and die needlessly as a result of the arbitrary and unscientific restrictions forged at the ...
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Video: Race protests did not lead to a surge in COVID-19 cases

Looking at raw data and simply saying that Coronavirus cases in the USA are “rising” just because the “number of ...
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