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Mainstream medicine? US health officials want to ease restrictions on gene therapy experiments

Marilynn Marchione | 
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly ...
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Federal court orders EPA to ban widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos

Michael Biesecker | 
A federal appeals court ruled [August 9th] that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide ...
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Protect your pets: Many agriculturally necessary plants are naturally toxic to animals

Dean Fosdick | 
Not all plants are wholesome for foraging animals. Certain species of milkweed, for example, that are highly valued as host ...
Agricultural firm Simplot receives first commercial license for CRISPR gene editing, focusing on cutting waste

Agricultural firm Simplot receives first commercial license for CRISPR gene editing, focusing on cutting waste

Keith Ridler | 
A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to ...
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DNA could be key to identifying remains of US soldiers turned over by North Korea

Malcolm Ritter | 
The U.S. military remains released by North Korea on Friday [July 28] will be sent to a military lab in ...
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Soybean farmer sues dicamba manufacturers, seeks injunction on sale of popular herbicide

A northeast Nebraska farmer has sued herbicide manufacturers, saying his neighbors’ use of the company products damaged his soybean crop ...
Despite judge's finding of 'weak' evidence glyphosate causes cancer, Monsanto could face Roundup litigation onslaught

Despite judge’s finding of ‘weak’ evidence glyphosate causes cancer, Monsanto could face Roundup litigation onslaught

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle [July 10] when a U.S. judge ruled ...
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DNA from unmarked graves of slaves could lead to modern descendants

The cemetery of the enslaved workers of the [Catoctin] iron furnace was rediscovered in 1979 — 116 years after Abraham ...
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It’s official: California will require cancer warning label on coffee products

Brian Melley | 
A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical ...
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EU approves Bayer’s $57 billion takeover of Monsanto

Raf Casert | 
The European Union has approved Bayer's buyout of Monsanto in a massive agriculture business deal, but says they will have ...
Syngenta agrees to pay $1.5 billion over GMO corn fiasco in 'largest agricultural suit settlement in US history"

Syngenta agrees to pay $1.5 billion over GMO corn fiasco in ‘largest agricultural suit settlement in US history”

Margaret Stafford | 
A $1.5 billion settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit covering tens of thousands of farmers, grain-handling facilities and ethanol ...
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Lawsuits against Monsanto alleging glyphosate-cancer connection face court scrutiny

Sudhin Thanawala | 
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria will spend a week hearing from experts to help decide whether there is valid scientific ...
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Preventing pandemics and the quest for an influenza ‘super-shot’

Lauren Neergaard | 
A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like ...
A gene-editing first: Scientists try to edit a living human's DNA

A gene-editing first: Scientists try to edit a living human’s DNA

Marilynn Marchione | 
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change ...
Partial ban of dicamba herbicide approved by Arkansas Plant Board

Partial ban of dicamba herbicide approved by Arkansas Plant Board

An Arkansas regulatory panel voted Wednesday [Nov. 8] to ban the use of an herbicide for part of next year ...
Fate of Neanderthals may have been sealed when early humans started migrating

Fate of Neanderthals may have been sealed when early humans started migrating

Malcolm Ritter | 
What killed off the Neanderthals? It’s a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, ...
Monsanto sues Arkansas Plant Board for restricting dicamba herbicide use

Monsanto sues Arkansas Plant Board for restricting dicamba herbicide use

Andrew DeMillo | 
A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators ... for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several ...
Oregon court reaffirms decision to block Josephine County's proposed GMO ban

Oregon court reaffirms decision to block Josephine County’s proposed GMO ban

The Oregon Court of Appeals has decided to keep blocking a voter-approved initiative that bans genetically engineered crops in Josephine ...
Italy's GMO corn ban unlawful, European Union court rules

Italy’s GMO corn ban unlawful, European Union court rules

Vanessa Gera | 
The European Union court ruled Wednesday (September 13] in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's ...
Do genetic tests inspire healthier habits? Evidence says 'no'

Do genetic tests inspire healthier habits? Evidence says ‘no’

Malcolm Ritter | 
If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? You'd ...
Canada approves 3 Simplot GMO potatoes that resist blight, reduce fungicide use by half

Canada approves 3 Simplot GMO potatoes that resist blight, reduce fungicide use by half

Keith Ridler | 
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine ...
Neanderthals may have lived in California — 130,000 years ago

Neanderthals may have lived in California — 130,000 years ago

Malcolm Ritter | 
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than ...
Dow Chemical asks Trump administration to 'set aside' government studies pesticide maker says are flawed

Dow Chemical asks Trump administration to ‘set aside’ government studies pesticide maker says are flawed

Michael Biesecker | 
Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point ...
Farmers' lawsuit alleges $5 billion in losses stemming from Syngenta’s release of GM corn before Chinese approval

Farmers’ lawsuit alleges $5 billion in losses stemming from Syngenta’s release of GM corn before Chinese approval

The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits [went] to trial on Monday [April 24, 2017] against Swiss agribusiness ...
Oregon bill to allow local governments to regulate GMO crops fails again

Oregon bill to allow local governments to regulate GMO crops fails again

Local governments in Oregon will continue to be prohibited from regulating genetically engineered crops. Bills to ease the ban both ...
ChemChina takeover of Syngenta approved by US, EU regulators in China's biggest foreign acquisition ever

ChemChina takeover of Syngenta approved by US, EU regulators in China’s biggest foreign acquisition ever

Joe McDonald | 
U.S. and European regulators have cleared a Chinese conglomerate's proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta on condition ...
Houston area may be test zone for genetically modified mosquitoes in Zika fight

Houston area may be test zone for genetically modified mosquitoes in Zika fight

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry ...
Rusty patched bumblebee officially added to endangered species list

Rusty patched bumblebee officially added to endangered species list

John Flesher | 
[Editor’s note: Read the GLP’s coverage of pollinators here.] The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday [March 21, 2017] became the ...