Future of biofuels: Are alternative, sustainable, GMO bacteria-based fuels a pipe dream?

Future of biofuels: Are alternative, sustainable, GMO bacteria-based fuels a pipe dream?

[Joule Unlimited] was designing a system that would produce diesel fuel or gasoline using nothing more than the sun, carbon ...
Life hacking: Gene editing won't solve all of society's problems

Life hacking: Gene editing won’t solve all of society’s problems

Science is threatening a new era of “market-based eugenics,” whereby gene editing in combination with in vitro fertilization techniques will ...

Broad Institute’s Eric Lander warns we must not overpromise genomic medicine

Is the promise genomic medicine overhyped? ... I think the answer is a clear yes — and a resounding no ...

GMO yeast could make flavorful home-brews less expensive

Ginkgo Bioworks [is] a Boston company that tinkers with the genes in microorganisms, transforming everyday yeast and bacteria into living factories capable of pumping ...
With gene editing, can society achieve immortality?

With gene editing, can society achieve immortality?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Within my lifetime, it ...
President Obama explains why America needs precision medicine

President Obama explains why America needs precision medicine

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. HEALTH CARE is always ...

Murky world of stem cell tourism ensnares hopeful patients

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When Jim Gass suffered ...
Boston Globe calls Massachusetts GMO labeling bill "worst bill of all"

Boston Globe calls Massachusetts GMO labeling bill “worst bill of all”

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [H]ere’s ...
FDA says Whole Foods not adequately responsive to listeria, dripping pipes at MA facility

FDA says Whole Foods not adequately responsive to listeria, dripping pipes at MA facility

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Food and Drug ...

Rise in opioid abuse leads to more newborns experiencing withdrawal symptoms

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The scourge of opioid ...
Boston Globe opposes Massachusetts mandatory labeling law

Boston Globe opposes Massachusetts mandatory labeling law

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A BILL that would require labeling ...

Are genetic counselors over promoting certain exams for personal gain?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Little Kate Summersgill certainly ...

Can genes predict criminal behavior?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The country has made unprecedented ...

Promising gene therapy could help kill tumors

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Cancer scientists toiling in ...

Unlikely agent for fighting cancer found in herpes virus

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Viruses are usually thought ...

Wildlife flourishes in irradiated, human-free Chernobyl zone

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The sound was like ...

Does collecting accused felons’ DNA violate constitutional right to privacy?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Suffolk District Attorney Daniel ...
Boston Globe Editorial: GMO state labeling bills misguided, exaggerates illogical fears of food and Big Ag

Boston Globe Editorial: GMO state labeling bills misguided, exaggerates illogical fears of food and Big Ag

Congress created mandatory nationwide food labels, and it is Congress that has a responsibility to ensure they don't stray from ...

We’re entering a new generation of precision medicine

For decades, doctors treated nearly all patients with the same disease in the same way, aware that drugs that worked ...

False positive screenings pose dire challenges for parents

One spring day in 2013, Dr. Jayme Sloan had bad news for Stacie Chapman, who was nearly three months pregnant ...
Evolutionary origins of genitalia unveiled

Evolutionary origins of genitalia unveiled

When the first animals scrambled out of the water to live on land, they needed limbs and lungs. And something ...
Boston Globe joins other liberal publications in opposing mandatory GMO labeling

Boston Globe joins other liberal publications in opposing mandatory GMO labeling

The push for GMO labeling has been the most successful in New England states so far, but now, the region's ...

Harvard scientists call for debate on new gene-manipulation technique

A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by “editing” the genes of organisms in the wild, enabling ...

Massachusetts biotech incentives eclipsed by competitive states

Massachusetts has made its way over the past half-dozen years to being an undisputed leader in biotechnology and life sciences ...

Laser treatments trigger dental stem cells to regrow teeth

With a simple, low-power laser, Harvard University scientists have triggered naturally occurring dental stem cells to regrow teeth in rats ...

Nobel laureate in medicine: GMOs are ‘key tool’ to address global hunger

Each year several million children either die or suffer irreparable developmental defects because of vitamin A deficiency. Countless others are harmed ...

Ancient, inert parts of our genomes may be protective

At hundreds of spots in our DNA, there are ancient swaths that have remained puzzlingly unchanged over hundreds of millions ...
Personalized medicine may cost more than cures

Personalized medicine may cost more than cures

Personalized medicine promises to offer targeted, individualized treatment to the masses. But what will it do to the pharmaceutical industry ...