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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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New generation of herbicide-tolerant crops face regulatory delays

Jack Kaskey | 
Monsanto and Dow Chemical face delays in selling biotech crops engineered to survive older weedkillers after the the U.S. Department ...

Tamiflu-resistance gene in bird flu spurs drug tests

Jason Gale, Kanoko Matsuyama | 
The following is an excerpt. A gene mutation known to help influenza resist Tamiflu was found in the first of ...

Ignore hysteria over new ‘Monsanto’ bill

Ramesh Ponnuru | 
The following is an excerpt. If you have read anything about the “Monsanto Protection Act,” chances are what you have ...

Japan, seeking non-GM crops, will buy soybeans from Ukraine

Ichiro Suzuki, Yuriy Humber | 
The following is an edited excerpt.  Japan’s Sojitz Corp. said it will import Ukrainian soybeans for the first time as ...

Myriad Genetics win on gene patent ownership is appealed

Joe Schneider | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Myriad Genetics’s Australian court victory recognizing its ownership of patents for genes linked to ...

Myriad Genetics win on gene patents is appealed

Joe Schneider | 
The following is an excerpt. Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN)’s Australian court victory recognizing its ownership of patents for genes linked ...

Myriad Genetics wins Australia bid to patent human genes

Joe Schneider | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Myriad Genetics Inc., owner of patents for genes linked to cancer risks, won an ...

Colorado rejects labels for genetically engineered food

Kristen Wyatt | 
The following is an excerpt. Colorado lawmakers Thursday rejected a proposal that would have required genetically engineered food to be ...

Australia: Myriad Genetics wins bid to patent human genes

Joe Schneider | 
The following is an excerpt. Myriad Genetics Inc., owner of patents for genes linked to cancer risks, won an Australian ...
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Stem cell showdown: Small business versus the FDA

Susan Berfield | 
In Texas, the science of stem cells has collided with a governor’s ambitions, a businessman’s optimism, a doctor’s faith, and ...

Does Mark Lynas’s “conversion” represent a turning point in the GM debate?

Keith Kloor | 
Anyone who believes the combustible GM discourse has turned a corner would do well to remember similar pronouncements made about ...

Stem cell showdown: Small business vs. the FDA

Susan Berfield | 
Celltex’s venture raises some of the most vexing, emotional issues in the business of medicine. Stem cells hold enormous promise, ...

Oldest man in world has “genetic edge”

Kanoko Matsuyama, Meg Tirrell | 
Jiroemon Kimura, who became the world's oldest man on record last week, can thank a combination of luck early in ...

The benefits of DNA science should be shared across social and class lines

John Lauerman | 
Sharing the benefits of DNA science across social and class lines is one of the next big challenges facing genome ...

Fumbled DNA tests mean peril for breast-cancer patients

Robert Langreth | 
Debbie McCarron was prepared to get both of her breasts taken off if a blood test in December 2006 revealed ...

Is bug resistant GM corn losing its effectiveness?

Jack Kaskey | 
There’s “mounting evidence” that Monsanto Co. (MON) corn that’s genetically modified to control insects is losing its effectiveness in the ...

Ancient human kin’s DNA code illuminates rise of brains

John Lauerman | 
DNA analysis of an extinct human ancestor that lived 80,000 years ago has pinpointed fundamental genes tied to the brain’s ...