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DNA test that replaces Pap smear draws criticism

Matthew Perrone | 
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen American patient groups, who warn ...

Arrested for a felony? You must provide DNA, appeals court says

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California's law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA ...

Going ‘GMO free’ fails to boost Cheerio’s sales

Candice Choi | 
Plain old Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients, but the switch hasn't yet translated to a boost ...

How does whole genome sequencing really stack up?

These days, it’s faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person’s entire DNA. But a small study suggests that ...

Battle shapes up over GM sugar beets in Oregon

Jeff Barnard | 
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A David-and-Goliath political battle is shaping up over genetically modified crops in Southern Oregon. Some ...

Colorado lawmakers again reject GMO labels

DENVER -- Labels on genetically modified foods have been rejected again by Colorado lawmakers. But the food-labeling debate could just be ...

Activists claim GM crops exacerbating Monarch butterfly decline

The number of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in ...

New Hampshire House rejects GMO food labeling

New Hampshire’s House killed a bill Wednesday that would have required genetically modified foods to be labeled. The House voted ...

After voters reject GMO labeling, Washington state lawmaker aim at GM salmon

Phuong Le | 
Months after Washington voters narrowly rejected an initiative requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods, lawmakers are reviving the GMO ...

DNA tests to tell if U.S. woman’s body was accidentally cremated in Canada

The daughter of a U.S. woman whose casket contained the wrong body says DNA tests will be performed to determine ...
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Regulation of genetics-based medicine likely to spark controversy in 2014

Ryan Jaslow | 
Many of 2013's biggest medical stories, including the Supreme Court's ruling on Myriad Genetics and the FDA's regulation of 23andMe, ...

Big Ag response to critics: Don’t let misinformation define you

Mary Clare Jalonick | 
There’s a lot of conversation about traditional agriculture recently, and much of it is critical. Think stories about genetically modified ...
Ethical dilemmas in medical testing: Should patients be told about unrelated discoveries?

Ethical dilemmas in medical testing: Should patients be told about unrelated discoveries?

Lauren Neergaard | 
When medical tests find indicators for unrelated disorders, do doctors have an obligation to tell their patients? This is one ...

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

Marilynn Marchione | 
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success ...

Detroit event calls for DNA samples from families of the missing

Local and state authorities are holding an event to collect DNA samples from family members of missing people to help ...

Judge to allow suspect to throw suspicion on identical twin in DNA sexual assault case

A judge says an Army artillery officer linked by DNA to a string of sexual assaults on young girls will ...

Florida Supreme Court rules egg donor has parental rights to her partner’s child

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights ...

Argentina: Activist study tries to link agrochemical spraying and health problems to GMOs

Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi wasn’t trained to use protective gear as he pumped pesticides into crop dusters. Now at 47, ...

Washington farmer says GMO alfalfa a ‘mystery’

Nicholas Geranios | 
An Eastern Washington farmer says he has no idea how genetically engineered alfalfa started growing in his fields. Joseph Peila said ...
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Ethical issues as scientists peek into baby genes

Lauran Neergaard | 
Should genome sequencing become a routine part of newborn care? Is it legal, ethical, or even good medical practice? ...

Study finds no more genetically modified wheat in Oregon supply

A study by Washington State University has found no additional sign of the genetically modified wheat discovered at one Oregon ...

Kauai Council delays decision on modified crops

The Kauai County Council will wait for legal opinions before deciding whether to approve a measure that would require agricultural ...

Pepsi will no longer label Naked Juices ‘all natural’ after settling lawsuit

PepsiCo Inc. says it will no longer label its Naked juices 'all natural', after a lawsuit complained that the drinks ...

GE sugar beets destroyed in ‘sabotage’ at Oregon plots

Tim Fought | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Genetically modified sugar beets from two fields in Southern Oregon’s Jackson County were destroyed ...
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World Food Prize goes to those who made GM plants possible

The "Nobel Prize of food" has been given to three biotech pioneers -- including an executive from Monsanto ...

Kansas farmer sues Monsanto after GE wheat found in Oregon field

Roxana Hegeman | 
The following is an edited excerpt. A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically ...

Japan suspends some imports of U.S. wheat after GM wheat discovered in Oregon

The following is an edited excerpt. Japan has suspended some imports of wheat from the United States after genetically engineered wheat ...

Unapproved GE wheat found in Oregon

The following is an edited excerpt. Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat ...