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DNA of cancer patients who exceptionally respond to drugs to become avenue for new treatments

Angela Zimm | 
The history of oncology is rife with reports of patients with advanced cancer who staged miraculous recoveries. Now scientists are ...

Why political partisans don’t like facts

Cass Sunstein | 
To paraphrase an observation attributed to the late Senator Daniel P. Moynihan, people are entitled to their own opinions, not ...

US farmers continue to sow GM corn banned by China

Jeff Wilson, Shruti Date Singh | 
Six months after China began rejecting shipments of a genetically modified corn developed by Switzerland's Syngenta AG, two of the ...
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Does success come from your parents? New book supports genetic determinism

Clive Crook | 
A new book supports the idea that socio-economic success is mostly a result of genetics. The idea that humans behavior ...

Judge rules Myriad can’t block other companies’ gene tests

Susan Decker | 
Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN:US), the biggest maker of tests for hereditary risks of breast and ovarian cancer, fell the most ...

China’s leadership encourages GMO farming

Dexter Roberts | 
As China’s leadership pushes more rapid urbanization to drive economic growth, the fate of the country’s farmlands is once more ...

Oregon organic farmers say cross-pollination could endanger their niche crops

Alan Bjerga | 
Twenty years after the first commercial varieties of genetically modified foods went on sale, farmers have embraced biotech crops that ...

New strains of bird flu up risk for pandemic

Jason Gale | 
Genetic variations in the deadly bird flu virus circulating in China increase the potential for a pandemic strain to emerge, ...

Analysis of baby DNA to demystify diseases

John Lauerman | 
When Kira Walker was three weeks old, her pediatrician noticed a problem. She was frequently hungry and had dangerously low ...

Wal-Mart’s donkey/fox meat mix-up in China spurs DNA tests

Lauren Coleman-Lochner | 
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) said it’s adding DNA tests of meat it sells in China after recalling donkey products from ...

Do patents help or hinder stem-cell research?

Susan Decker | 
As scientists get closer to using embryonic stem cells in new treatments for blindness, spinal cord injuries and heart disease, ...

Field trials of GM oranges show promise in the fight against citrus-greening

Venessa Wong | 
Field trials of oranges genetically modified to contain a gene found in spinach are showing promise in resisting citrus greening—a ...

Setback for stem cell HIV “cure”

Simeon Bennett | 
Two HIV-infected men who were thought to be clear of the virus after having stem cell transplants have had the ...
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Failed promise of 23andMe

Robert Klitzman | 
Since scientists first sequenced the human genome, we've dreamed of a clear genetic explanation for diseases and behaviors. It hasn't ...

FDA defends challenge to 23andMe

Diane Brady | 
Alberto Gutierrez doesn’t want to look like the bad guy who’s getting between you and your DNA. “We don’t have ...

Rejection of genetically modified food opens doors for unregulated, irradiated crops

Jack Kaskey | 
After Monsanto withdrew its applications to sell genetically modified seeds in the European Union last year, competing seed companies are ...

Anti-GMO activism forces countries to use unregulated chemical and radiation techniques to breed new varieties

Jack Kaskey | 
(Summary) When countries reject genetically modified organisms because of unsubstantiated claims of health risks, agricultural companies in those countries are ...

Gene tied to Down syndrome may suggest way to new therapy

Nicole Ostrow | 
Scientists have identified a gene on the extra chromosome causing Down syndrome that may be responsible for the early aging ...

MIT scientist decodes economics of gene sequencing

Jeanna Smialek | 
Heidi Williams’s dad helped with her high school science-fair projects by driving her two hours from their North Dakota town to get ...

US health insurer to require genetic counseling before allowing BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests

Robert Langreth | 
Cigna Corp. will become the first U.S. health insurer to require genetic counseling nationwide before it pays for tests for hereditary ...

Scientists reverse engineer a bacterium by sequencing diseased human tissue

Michelle Fay Cortez | 
Normally, bacteria are identified after investigators obtain a living sample and grow it in laboratory dishes. But in the case ...

Craig Venter on synthetic biology

Ashlee Vance | 
Craig Venter, the founder of Synthetic Genomics Inc., and the man who sequenced the human genome and created synthetic life, ...

UK: Farmer recalls GM rapeseed trial after Monsanto’s decision

Claudia Carpenter | 
Monsanto Co.'s decision to withdraw applications for approval of genetically modified crops in the European Union was "deeply disappointing," said ...

The search for Monsanto’s rogue GM wheat

Bill Donahue | 
The following is an edited excerpt. On May 29 the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that a ...

Five insects evolve resistance to engineered seeds, study says

Jack Kaskey | 
The following is an excerpt. Five of 13 major crop pests have evolved resistance to corn and cotton genetically engineered ...
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Supreme court limits gene patents in mixed ruling

Greg Stohr, Susan Decker | 
The U.S. Supreme Court has restricted the ability of companies to patent human genetic sequences ...

Monsanto says rogue wheat in Oregon may be sabotage

Jack Kaskey | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Monsanto said experimental wheat engineered to survive Roundup weedkiller may have gotten into an ...

Cass Sunstein: Don’t mandate labeling of genetically-altered food

Cass Sunstein | 
The following is an edited excerpt. In the abstract, the argument for compulsory labeling seems exceedingly powerful. But there is ...
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