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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 ...
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Video: Can blight-resistant GMO trees save the American Chestnut?

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight ...
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Video: How disease-resistant GMO potatoes could help Uganda’s potato farmers reduce pesticide spraying

This video describes advances by the International Potato Center and the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) of Uganda to develop ...
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GMO crops in Africa: How South African farmers paved the way

“I feel I wasted my time working for over 20 years as an electrical engineer in Johannesburg,” said Khambi Frans ...
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EU food safety chief: Reelection—not reality—motivated Europe’s anti-glyphosate politicians

Some politicians spoke “loudly” against glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, before their elections but came back to reality ...
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Video: Our bodies continue ‘ticking right along’ after we die

When you’re dead, you’re dead—right? No pulse, no brain activity, no signs of life. But at the cellular level, things ...
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Video: A quick history of biotechnology

Here’s a history of DNA, genes, and chromosomes as fast as possible. Read full, original post: A History Of Biotechnology ...
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Funny or Die website: ‘All-Natural, Non-GMO 100% Gluten-Free Internet Video!’

If you've walked through the grocery store you've probably seen the marketing spin of food labels. “Non-GMO,” “gluten free,” “natural,” ...
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Video: Can CRISPR gene editing help solve world’s food and farming challenges?

A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is developing higher-yielding tomato plants with a gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9. Are ...
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About the musician who played the flute — during her brain surgery

A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those ...
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Video: How GMO bananas could help Ugandan farmers overcome bacterial wilt disease

Uganda's political system holds the key to helping farmers who are struggling with the devastating banana bacterial wilt disease. Read ...
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Video: Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine on GMOs and ‘chemophobia’

In this episode of The Dissenter, Ricardo Lopes interviews Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine about bioengineering, GMOs and "chemophobia." Ricardo ...
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Video: John Franz invented the herbicide glyphosate—is he a farming hero or villain?

Who's the man behind Glyphosate, and why is he winning some of the highest honors in science if his invention ...
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Video: The science behind insect-resistant GMO Bt corn—explained

Joel Ochieng, Senior Research Fellow and Leader of Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Nairobi, explains what a GMO is -- ...
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Futurist Jamie Metzl: Through gene editing ‘we will increasingly direct our own evolutionary process’

In this talk from last month's South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals, futurist Jamie ...
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Video: Innovative brain-mapping techniques could unlock neuroscience secrets

What [neuroscientist Tony] Zador showed me was a map of 50,000 neurons in the cerebral cortex of a mouse. It ...