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Plant-based meat: Wholesome food, science experiment—or both?

Plant-based meat: Wholesome food, science experiment—or both?

Brian Cooley | 
Makers of plant-based meat deal with a constant balancing act between promoting their products as simple, wholesome food and also ...
Lab-grown meat requires fewer farm inputs than livestock, but more energy. Is it really better for the planet?

Lab-grown meat requires fewer farm inputs than livestock, but more energy. Is it really better for the planet?

Brian Cooley | 
Cultured meat doesn't require grazing land or tons of feed. Instead it's grown in bioreactors like those already used to ...
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If the FDA doesn’t say they’re safe, ‘they won’t go to market’: What you should know about GMOs and food safety

Amanda Capritto | 
Glow-in-the-dark mice, silk-producing goats, venomous cabbage — these are all wacky and downright unsettling examples of what can happen when scientists tinker with ...
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Plant-based breakfast sausage is here. Beyond Meat scientists explain how it’s made

Caroline Roberts | 
The Beyond Breakfast Sausage will be on grocery store shelves towards the end of March at ACME, Albertsons, Vons, Whole ...
Viewpoint: 'GMOs cause cancer' and 17 other persistent health myths debunked

Viewpoint: ‘GMOs cause cancer’ and 17 other persistent health myths debunked

Amanda Capritto | 
Cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. Eating eggs gives you heart disease. Coffee stunts your growth. No, no and no again ...
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10 things you should know about Impossible Foods’ new GMO plant-based ‘pork’

Clifford Colby | 
Here comes the other faux white meat. Impossible Foods, the brand behind [2018's] Impossible Burger 2.0 craze, captivated the attention ...
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Should CRISPR be used to resurrect passenger pigeons, woolly mammoths and other extinct species?

Jackson Ryan | 
The planet is getting warmer, we're poisoning insect populations with reckless abandon and pulling fish out of the ocean at ...
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Hair loss? Stem cells offer promising cure

Michelle Starr | 
It's been theorised for years, but now human stem cells have resulted in hair growth for the very first time ...

Tiny tagalong probe tracks viruses

Elizabeth Armstrong Moore | 
Influenza, Ebola, and respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV) can be nasty little buggers, infecting their hosts with rash abandon and, especially ...

Your DNA profile as a song

Amanda Kooser | 
I've always wanted to have my very own theme song, like a hero in a movie. Now, I do. I ...

Using the human genome to ID viruses

Elizabeth Armstrong Moore | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Sometimes a concept is simple but the tech behind it is not. This is ...

FDA approves bionic eye for adults with rare genetic disease

Elizabeth Armstrong Moore | 
The following is an excerpt. For most of us, light-sensitive cells that line our retinas convert light rays into electrical ...
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