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Temper the celebration: 2-shot Pfizer COVID vaccine appears 90% effective but it’s not known for how long or its impact on severe cases

Michael Grothaus | 
Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine is reportedly successful in preventing 90% of infections according to early data from a Phase 3 ...
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Vaccination wars: In the fight against COVID-19, pro-vax movement emerges to battle vaccine denialism

Adele Peters | 
A new advocacy campaign is designed to mobilize the majority to speak out to help fight [vaccine] misinformation, at a ...
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Infographic: What CRISPR is curing in 2020

Adam Bluestein | 
CRISPR-Cas9 is a method for quickly and accurately editing the genome of virtually any living thing. Using custom-built guide RNA ...
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Plant-based meat industry start-up Daring targeting chicken-free ‘chicken’, the world’s favorite protein

Talib Visram | 
Daring is an imitation chicken, which replicates the taste and texture of the familiar fowl, and which is targeted specifically ...
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‘Post-organic produce’: Expanding indoor farming industry aims to make agriculture more sustainable

Adele Peters | 
If you live in the U.S., the last time you ate a salad, the lettuce inside it almost certainly came ...
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Pesticide-carrying bees help cut synthetic chemical use on farms

Ben Paynter | 
Bees are great at retrieving tiny cargo: their main job is to visit flowering plants in order to gather pollen ...
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Can CRISPR save the banana and revolutionize coffee? Tropic Biosciences believes so.

Adele Peters | 
In a lab at a U.K. research park, researchers from a startup called Tropic Biosciences are using CRISPR to create a better ...
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Naturally decaffeinated CRISPR coffee and disease-resistant bananas? Tropic Biosciences takes big step towards commercializing both

Adele Peters | 
In a lab at a U.K. research park, researchers from a startup called Tropic Biosciences are using CRISPR to create a better ...
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Safer silicon breast implants made with bioengineered silk coating

Ellie Anzilotti | 
Around 46% of women with silicone implants undergo re-operation within three years; 25% have their implants removed due to irritation, or the ...
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Video: World’s tiniest tape recorder made with CRISPR and built from microbes

[H]ere’s a use for the bacteria we bet you’ve never considered: Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center have created the world’s ...
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Biohacker: How to genetically modify yourself

Adele Peters | 
“What we’ve got here is some DNA, and this is a syringe,” Josiah Zayner tells a room full of synthetic ...

Canned tomato soup: How genetic ‘profiling’ makes it tastier, healthier and safer—at a bargain price

Joseph Byrum | 
Over the past several years, billions of dollars have been poured into the ongoing research and development effort to improve ...
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Tomorrow’s greenhouse: Artificial intelligence-controlled ‘food computers’ grow better-tasting crops

Adele Peters | 
Inside a shipping container-sized box at MIT Media Lab, crops of basil are growing in micro-climates designed by artificial intelligence ...
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I’ll do it tomorrow: Procrastination may have evolved as survival mechanism

Stephanie Vozza | 
If you like to put things off or surf the internet instead of getting work done, you might be able ...

Does genetics separate Olympians from everyone else?

Christina Farr | 
For decades, scientists have been studying the role of nature and nurture in producing Olympic athletes...What they've learned is that ...

FDA struggles to define what ‘natural,’ ‘healthy’ mean in food labeling

Neal Ungerleider | 
The FDA. . . is changing its definition of what "healthy" actually means—and are still trying to figure out a definition ...

Genetic tests turning out surprise fees for many patients

Christina Farr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Leslie Parks was 34 ...

Biotech company promises affordable medical genetic tests

Christina Farr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The cost of genetic ...

Many doctors reluctant to discuss genetic tests with patients

Christina Farr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Pathway Genomics describes its ...
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Mark Bittman on labeling: It’s counterproductive for us to provide nutritional information

Mark Bittman | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I have been developing, ...
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Do patients who donate genetic information to research deserve financial compensation?

Christina Farr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists today rely on ...
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Fighting malnutrition in Africa by sequencing genomes of traditional food plants

Rachel Ceranansky | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Across Africa, some of ...

Now that GMO salmon approved, what meat is next?

Adele Peters | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It took two decades ...

FDA launches genome database to promote precision medicine

Christina Farr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Food and Drug ...
23andMe granted government approval for a direct-to-consumer Bloome syndrome genome test

23andMe granted government approval for a direct-to-consumer Bloome syndrome genome test

Elizabeth Segran | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  A recent FDA decision ...

Would mandatory GMO labeling help consumers understand what they’re eating?

Adele Peters | 
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that prevents states from requiring GMO labels, despite the fact that nine ...

Embracing GMOs presents psychological challenges to average consumers

Adele Peters | 
Think of a science denier, and you might picture someone arguing that climate change isn't real or vaccines cause autism ...
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Map highlights where cropland has room to grow

Ben Schiller | 
If we don't start producing more food, we're going to run out in the future. With world population growing and ...