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Can CRISPR gene editing save chocolate from extinction?

Erin Brodwin | Business Insider | 
Beyond the glittery glass-and-sandstone walls of the University of California’s new biosciences building, rows of tiny green cacao seedlings in ...
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Viewpoint: How to choose the right consumer genetics test to map your family tree

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
Every so often, someone asks me which [genetics] test I recommend. And my answer boils down to one question: What ...
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Health or ancestry? How to choose the right genetic test for you

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
Every so often, someone asks me which [genetics] test I recommend. And my answer boils down to one question: What ...
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After Glowing GMO plant Kickstarter failure, biotech company makes scented GMO moss

Ariel Schwartz | Business Insider | 
One of the most popular Kickstarter launches of the last several years was the Glowing Plant Kickstarter campaign, which raised ...
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Lemon-sized baby skull of likely common ancestor of humans and apes found in Africa

Kevin Loria | Business Insider | 
Research has revealed that the common ancestor that we share with chimpanzees (our closest primate cousins) lived in Africa 6 to 7 million years ...
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Could vertical farming revolutionize agriculture?

Leanna Garfield | Business Insider | 
Plenty is no ordinary farm. Instead of growing greens outdoors, the farm grows its food on glowing, LED-lit 20-foot-tall towers inside ...
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Fermi’s haunting question about alien life: Does lack of contact signal doom for humanity?

Kevin Loria | Business Insider | 
We live in a galaxy with between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, each potentially surrounded by planets...[N]ew NASA research indicates there ...
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GMO papaya saved an $11 million industry in Hawaii—and set off a political storm

Erin Brodwin | Business Insider | 
It started with rotting flesh. ... It was a sign of trouble for hundreds of Hawaiian papaya farmers who, for the next several ...
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Which genetic test is best: AncestryDNA v 23andMe v National Geographic

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and various ways of analyzing information, so each one I tried offered ...
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Monsanto is changing the way people eat — Using traditional breeding to make better fruits and vegetables

Melia Robinson | Business Insider | 
Monsanto is no one-trick GMO pony. Founded in 1901, the agricultural biotech company has fueled innovations in herbicides, pesticides, and ...
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Infographic: 5 popular foods genetically modified by humans–before GMOs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat a completely "natural" diet? Well, for starters, you wouldn't ...
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Hoping for a baby? New DNA test identifies fertility risk factors in women

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
[The DNA test] Fertilome was launched in January 2017 after being in the works for eight years. The company behind ...
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Asteroid strike chilled earth, paved way for rise of humans

Lindsay Dodgson | Business Insider | 
Dinosaurs went extinct around 66 million years ago,…[but a single strike of a meteor] may not have been enough to ...
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Creating humans from stem cells: Are we there yet?

Rafi Letzter | Business Insider | 
[S]oon, stem cells swabbed from human beings' cheeks or skin could be cultured to create germ cells (sperm and eggs), ...
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Rare gene mutation more dangerous to the heart than previously thought

Lindsay Dodgson | Business Insider | 
Around 1% of the population carries a genetic mutation which can have a strong impact on their heart health. It ...
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“Intelligent” DNA helps repair cell damage and prevent tumors

Kevin Loria | Business Insider | 
It's only thanks to a mechanism in our cells that can recognize when something has gone wrong that we aren't ...
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AncestryDNA vs 23andMe: Which genetic test should you take?

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and different ways they analyze the data, which can also play a ...
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23andMe has found hundreds of genetic linked-traits using their customers’ DNA

Gus Lubin | Business Insider | 
Since launching in 2006, 23andMe has collected and analyzed DNA samples from 1.2-million customers, with the majority allowing their data ...

Genes for Antisocial Personality Disorder may lie at heart of crime

Rafi Letzter | Business Insider | 
[T]here's no easy answer to the question of why some people end up in jails and prisons while others do not ...
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Gene editing may eventually bring superhuman athletes

Kevin Loria | Business Insider | 
At the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, some of the fastest and strongest people in the world showed us what ...

Key to defeating aging may lie in those with Laron syndrome

Kevin Loria | Business Insider | 
In [Lojo]...live a number of people — about 100 — with a special trait: They seem to be protected from ...
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What is worst case scenario if genetically altered sterile male mosquitoes released to fight Zika?

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
[W]hat could possibly go wrong with unleashing a whole bunch of genetically engineered mosquitoes on a population? The worst-case scenario, according ...

Physicists discover new layer of information in DNA’s folded structure

Fiona MacDonald | Business Insider | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Theoretical physicists have confirmed ...
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Cayman Islands to employ genetically modified mosquitoes against Zika

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the year since ...

Cancer genetic analysis producing more precise treatments

Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As researchers look for ...
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DuPont Pioneer plans to market gene-edited CRISPR corn, USDA will not regulate it as a GMO

Erin Brodwin | Business Insider | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a letter released ...
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Whole-genome sequencing test for under $1,000

Tanya Lewis | Business Insider | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Veritas Genetics, a Boston-based ...
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US launches criminal probe of Chipotle as sales plunge

Myles Udland | Business Insider | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a filing with the ...
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