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If you've walked through the grocery store you've probably seen the marketing spin of food labels. “Non-GMO,” “gluten free,” “natural,” “organic” and “vegan” are just a few of the buzz words found on food and beverages at the supermarket. A new video on Funny Or Die is poking fun at...
Wall Street Journal | May 10, 2018
A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is developing higher-yielding tomato plants with a gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9. Are these products different from traditional GMOs? Read full, original post: Is Gene Editing the Future of Farming?
A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Cornell Alliance for Science | April 20, 2018
Uganda's political system holds the key to helping farmers who are struggling with the devastating banana bacterial wilt disease. Read full, original post: Politics stand between Ugandan farmers and the banana that does not wilt
In this episode of The Dissenter, Ricardo Lopes interviews Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine about bioengineering, GMOs and "chemophobia." Ricardo Lopes is from Portugal and has a Master's Degree in Dentistry. He recently started a Youtube channel, The Dissenter, where he's trying to bring people interviews and talks with intellectuals...
Who's the man behind Glyphosate, and why is he winning some of the highest honors in science if his invention is so damaging? And why do farmers use pesticides anyways? Read full, original post: Glyphosate: A Hidden Villain?
Cornell Alliance for Science | April 13, 2018
Joel Ochieng, Senior Research Fellow and Leader of Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Nairobi, explains what a GMO is -- and isn't. Read full, original post: What is a GMO?
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 Metzl explored the latest technological breakthroughs in human life extension and their big picture implications. While immortality remains the stuff of fairy tales, Metzl explains the science of extending human...
What [neuroscientist Tony] Zador showed me was a map of 50,000 neurons in the cerebral cortex of a mouse. It indicated where the cell bodies of every neuron sat and where they sent their long axon branches. A neural map of this size and detail has never been made before....
This three-part series of documentary shorts, produced by Retro Report in partnership with STAT, looks back at the roots of three of today’s most promising genetic technologies: genetic testing to predict which diseases someone might develop, precision medicine to match people’s genes to the treatments most likely to work for them, and...