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Blood type and COVID-19 severity: Type O may help; Type A may hurt, study says

Marilynn Marchione | Associated Press | 
Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were ...
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Hydroxychloroquine found ‘no better than placebo pills’ in preventing COVID-19 in high risk people, New England Journal of Medicine study finds

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, ...

Novavax launches human clinical trial on coronavirus vaccine in Australia

Rod McGuirk | Associated Press | 
A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday [May 26] with hopes ...
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Can decades-old vaccines against polio and tuberculosis protect against the coronavirus?

Lauran Neergaard | Associated Press | 
Scientists are dusting off some decades-old vaccines against other germs to see if they could provide a little stopgap protection ...
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Newly approved 2, 4-D herbicides could help cut crop damage from Bayer’s drift-prone dicamba weedkiller

Benjamin Herrold | Associated Press | 
Farmers and weed control experts continue to monitor the dicamba herbicide situation heading into another growing season. Kevin Bradley, University ...

Washington Supreme Court orders reassessment of $18 million penalty against food industry group alleged to have concealed GMO labeling campaign funding

Gene Johnson | Associated Press | 
The Washington Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider the largest penalty for campaign finance violations ever assessed ...
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Online grocers struggle to meet demand as COVID-19 keeps shoppers away from supermarkets

Associated Press | 
A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they’ve been ...
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Prop. 65: California proposal to label Tylenol a carcinogen under fire amid glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

Adam Beam | Associated Press | 
A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a ...

Austria’s January 2020 glyphosate ban halted on technical grounds

Associated Press | 
An Austrian ban on the weedkiller glyphosate, a substance that has long been disputed in Europe and beyond, can’t take ...

There’s still a lot we don’t know about China’s controversial CRISPR babies, including their health status

Marilynn Marchione | Associated Press | 
Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, ...
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Researchers want USDA approval to release GMO chestnut tree as part of forest restoration effort

Michael Hill | Associated Press | 
Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they’re marble sized, russet colored and nestled in ...
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Fifth farmer sentenced in $142 million fraudulent organic grain scheme, largest in US history

Associated Press | 
A Missouri farmer who played a role in the largest organic grain fraud scheme in U.S. history has been sentenced ...
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EU lawmakers: New bee safety rules won’t protect pollinators from neonic pesticides long term

Samuel Petrequin | Associated Press | 
The European Parliament on [October 23] blocked a diluted proposal by the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm on protecting bees from ...
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Thailand bans glyphosate weed killer as Roundup-cancer legal debate rages in US, Europe

Thailand’s government agreed [October 22] to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health ...
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Farmers face sentencing in seven-year organic food fraud scheme

Ryan Foley | Associated Press | 
Four Midwestern farmers who cheated organic food customers are scheduled to be sentenced for the largest fraud scheme of its ...
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Genetic variants may explain why women are more prone to Alzheimer’s

Marilynn Marchione | Associated Press | 
New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and ...
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Lab-grown protein could make up 35% of meat consumption by 2040 amid growing concerns about animal agriculture

Associated Press | 
Memphis Meats, based in Emeryville, California, is one of a growing number of startups worldwide that are making cell-based or ...

US college cafeterias, restaurants could be first to serve controversial GMO AquAdvantage salmon

Associated Press | 
Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny ...
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Chinese biologist Qu Dongyu to focus on hunger, poverty eradication as UN Food and Agriculture Organization chief

Associated Press | 
Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected [June 23] as the new director general of the U.N. Food and ...

New diagnostic weapon: Genetic tests can also detect infectious disease

Marilynn Marchione | Associated Press | 
Doctors routinely use genetic tests to spot inherited diseases and guide cancer treatment. But using them to detect infectious diseases ...
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Maine, largest salmon farming state, won’t produce GMO AquAdvantage fish

Patrick Whittle | Associated Press | 
Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won’t be coming from the biggest salmon ...
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Caster Semenya testosterone ruling to be appealed by South African government

Gerald Imray | Associated Press | 
South Africa’s track federation will appeal against the recent Caster Semenya ruling, the country’s sports ministry has confirmed. The government ...
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Some wild bee populations declining, but ‘scarce data’ hamper impact and research efforts

Michael Casey | Associated Press | 
More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on ...
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Restoration of brain activity in dead pigs could lead to new treatments for stroke, drug overdose

Malcolm Ritter | Associated Press | 
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical ...
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Arkansas says food companies can’t call lab-grown protein ‘meat’

Associated Press | 
Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with "truth in labeling" legislation that aims to protect Arkansas' meat and rice ...
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Mississippi may ban use of ‘meat’ labels on lab-grown protein, citing need to maintain ‘truthful advertising’

Jeff Amy | Associated Press | 
Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about "fake meat," and the state could become the latest to ban food made from ...
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Meet the Israeli start-ups aiming to make earth-friendly steak in the laboratory

Ilan Ben Zion | Associated Press | 
Several Israeli start-ups have joined a handful of companies around the globe trying to develop lab-grown meat, something they see ...
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The danger of using DNA tests to make life-or-death decisions for your dog

Jennifer Peltz | Associated Press | 
As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man’s best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic ...
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