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Video: African biotech scientist Margaret Karembu defends safety, sustainability of GMO crops

Environmental scientist Margaret Karembu takes on common objections to GMO crops in this interview with Know Ideas Media founder Nick ...
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Video: Alzheimer’s and the disappointing history of amyloid research

The idea that sticky brain plaques cause Alzheimer’s disease began as an interesting hypothesis and eventually became drug industry dogma. Now, ...
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Video: Weaponizing CRISPR against superbugs

Bladder infections, like many others, are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. "We are getting to the point where there are ...
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Video: Robot dinosaurs show us how flight evolved

Modern birds are believed to have evolved from certain types of dinosaurs, and the transitional species Archaeopteryx sits neatly in ...
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Video: What does it mean to ‘turn on’ a gene?

In the murky darkness, blue and green blobs are dancing. Sometimes they keep decorous distances from each other, but other ...
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Video: Even if you’ve never taken a DNA test ‘your genetic privacy might already be compromised’

The rise of direct-to-consumer DNA tests comes with a host of thorny problems, including how to interpret the data and major questions about genetic privacy ...
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Video: Where did the infamous needle-in-a-tomato anti-GMO image come from?

It’s become something of a personal quest: find the original “syringe-in-the-plant” image. For the last 5 years, I’ve been communicating ...
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Video: Lab-grown meat could hit the market within five years

Lab-grown meat, cultured from the stem cells of animals, is considered by many to be a sustainable and ethical solution ...
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Video: Tomorrow’s crops could be grown indoors, without soil or pesticides

As the world's population grows and climate change accelerates, farmers are increasingly turning to biotechnology, engineering and data science to ...
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Podcast: There’s more to plant breeding than GMOs. Overlooked biotech tools help develop new crops

When most people hear the term biotechnology they think GMOs. It’s important to know that biotechnology is much more than ...
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Video: EU Parliament member calls for ‘pragmatic’ debate about crop gene editing in Europe

Dutch MEP Jan Huitema spoke before the Agriculture Committee of the EU Parliament on January 7. He called for a ...
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Video: Why infectious diseases are so troublesome for air travelers

When Emirates Flight EK203 landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport last September, it did not proceed to its ...
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Video: How accurate is Non-GMO Project’s butterfly label?

Make no mistake, the Non-GMO Project isn't here to sell you safer food, they're just here to make money on ...
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Video: Why many food companies won’t pick a side in the GMO debate

In this video, Know Ideas Media founder Nick Saik explains why farmers and agriculture companies have to get involved in ...
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Video: How the Environmental Working Group manipulated the math on glyphosate safety levels to create ‘Roundup in Cheerios’ scare

The weed killer glyphosate (aka Roundup in patented form) is lauded by farmers as a safe, effective herbicide. However, there ...
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Video: Why gene editing could change the path of human evolution

Most people think the genetics revolution is primarily about healthcare. But what's really at play is the evolutionary trajectory of ...
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Video: Looking back at groundbreaking twins research—and its impact on genetics

“I have looked at the data, and I’m collecting the data, and I’m still absolutely astounded. I still haven’t settled ...
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Video: How does the brain act on what it sees?

What we see often determines how we act: We hit the brakes if a car is stopped ahead of us ...
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We talk to our dogs. Do they understand the words we use?

Dogs know what 'get the ball' means, but do they truly understand what we say? ...
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Video: Inside the quest to truly understand the living cell

“I would be happy to have a rudimentary understanding of a single cell.” That doesn’t sound like a shocking statement, ...
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Video: Inside the quest to improve farm animal welfare by tweaking their genes

For nine nerve-racking months beginning in the summer of 2014, Dan Carlson waited for his lab experiments to be born ...
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Video: Why having a dog can put you in a ‘state of calm’

Your pets have a larger effect on your body and brain than you might think. They have the ability to ...
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Why we don’t all need to be vegans in the pursuit of sustainability

Humans are unique in the degree to which they can manipulate their surroundings. And agriculture is one enormous way to ...
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Video: How CRISPR is changing the GMO debate

CRISPR is changing everything we thought we knew about Genetic Engineering, because according to the USDA, they won't be regulating ...
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Tester beware: Deleting your genetic data is ‘essentially impossible’

[Bloomberg journalist] Kristen V. Brown sent her spit to at least three different companies over the years. She went around ...
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Viewpoint: Neonicotinoid use on field crops should be reined in

Planting season for corn and soybeans across the U.S. corn belt is drawing to a close. As they plant, farmers are participating ...
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Using evolution to break barriers in an ‘increasingly polarized, politicized world’

Rick Potts is no atheist-evolutionist-Darwinist. That often comes as a surprise to the faith communities he works with as head ...
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Battling constipation with synthetic biology and DNA manipulation

Ateam of researchers has cleverly combined synthetic biology, recombinant DNA technology and microbiome manipulation to fashion a novel targeted treatment ...