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Ancestry results for identical twins illustrate flaws in consumer genetic testing

Charlsie Agro, Luke Denne | 
One set of identical twins, two different ancestry profiles. At least that's the suggestion from one of the world's largest ...
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Sperm donor children can sometimes track down their once-anonymous dads using consumer DNA tests

Emily Chung, Melanie Glanz, Vik Adhopia | 
There was a time when a man could anonymously donate sperm to a couple or woman trying to conceive and ...
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Scientists fight back against call for moratorium on gene-drive research

Kelly Crowe | 
It sounds like the plot of a science fiction novel: Scientists discover how to eradicate an entire species. Environmentalists want to stop the ...

Vancouver, Canada bans neonicotinoid pesticides

Lisa Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A hotly-debated class of ...

Canadian company offers free cancer genetic screening: Is it too good to be true?

Kelly Crowe | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Free cancer tumour genetic ...

Canadian government helps fund documentary to dispel anti-GMO myths

Bonnie Allen | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A government-funded documentary is ...

Parched Canadian summer spurs researchers to seek out tree seedlings with hardier DNA

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A search is underway ...

Monarch butterfly decline linked loss of milkweed: Are GMO crops to blame?

Emily Chung | 
The main cause of the monarch butterfly's decline is the loss of milkweed — its food — in its U.S ...

Canada: Monsanto to begin testing new GM beans

New varieties of genetically modified soy beans are being grown and tested in Essex County. Monsanto, a well-known agricultural biotechnology ...

Genetically modified cold virus a ‘promising’ new TB vaccine

Cory Ruf | 
Researchers at McMaster University are heralding the success of early trials of a “booster” vaccine that could serve as a potent ...

Breast cancer gene patents: the Canadian story

Kelly Crowe | 
Last week, a Salt Lake City-based company, Myriad Genetics, filed patent infringement suits in Utah court alleging two other U.S ...

Genetic mutation shared by Newfoundland, German, Danish families

The following is an excerpt. Researchers studying a genetic mutation, which causes sudden cardiac death, may have discovered a genetic ...

Alaska’s GM salmon protest comes to Prince Edward Island

The following is an excerpt. A member of Alaska's state government is meeting with P.E.I. politicians Thursday to share concerns ...

GMO fears do not ‘translate to the average consumer’

Althea Manasan | 
The following is an excerpt. Although many farmers took up placards this week to protest the possible introduction of genetically ...

New GM alfalfa strain worries farmers

The following is an excerpt. New Brunswick farmers say a new strain of genetically-modified alfalfa, which could be available as ...

Home genetic test for alcoholism may carry perils

Being told you have a genetic predisposition to alcoholism could make you feel you have less control over your drinking, ...