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Defending 23andMe’s DNA health test: ‘You will learn something’ of value

Steven Salzberg | 
The New York Times decided to publish an editorial ... warning people to "be careful about 23andMe's Health Test." What are they ...
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Viewpoint: Green New Deal should invest in precision agriculture

Austin Frerick | 
When policymakers talk about “green jobs,” they tend to default to examples in solar power, wind and other sources of ...

4 expanding technologies that could help boost crop yields and preserve the environment

Donald Marvin | 
The scope of [agricultural] advances during the past three years is nothing short of astonishing. Today’s growers now have at ...
Could blockchain-based product labels help build consumer trust in our food system?

Could blockchain-based product labels help build consumer trust in our food system?

Samantha Radocchia | 
The labeling of our food is a notoriously murky business. A healthy 82% of Americans say they’ve felt tricked by nutrition labels ...

Bacon—made of mushrooms? New plant-based meat on the horizon

Amy Feldman | 
Eben Bayer, cofounder and CEO of Ecovative, built his company making things out of mycelium, the root structure of a mushroom. He's ...
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Here’s what DNA testing companies are doing with all that genetic data

Nicole Martin | 
In the past couple of years, genetic-testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe have become popular for finding out family history ...

How AI can make gene editing ‘more accurate, cheaper and easier’

Bernard Marr | 
One of the most exciting prospects about gene technology is the development of precision or personalized medicine. The field, which ...
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How The Non-GMO Project Is Adapting To A Gene-Edited World

Jenny Splitter | 
the Non-GMO Project is a non-profit and non-governmental certifying organization created by the owners of two natural foods grocery stores ...
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Viewpoint: Why a Thanksgiving dinner using GMO ingredients is safer and healthier than an organic meal

John Tamny | 
Thanksgiving is upon us, which means families across the U.S. will soon be enjoying the most mouth-watering of meals. This ...
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There are literally no more studies we can do to show glyphosate is safe, expert says

Geoffrey Kabat | 
Several days ago I wrote a column about the wrong-headed claim that glyphosate is a carcinogen and the huge number of tort ...
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As genetic engineering evolves, are non-GMO food labels meaningful?

Jenny Splitter | 
A group called the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has petitioned the [FDA] to prohibit use of the term “Non-GMO” on food .... [T]he ...

Why people don’t trust artificial intelligence: It’s an ‘explainability’ problem

Jason Bloomberg | 
Despite its promise, the growing field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is experiencing a variety of growing pains. In addition to ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may calm public’s fear of biotech

Jenny Splitter | 
Since the first genetically modified tomato hit the U.S. market in 1994, consumers have been suspicious of scientific tinkering with ...
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Cannabis farming is fueling development of less toxic biopesticides for ‘mainstream’ agriculture

Janet Burns | 
As legal cannabis farms take the spotlight, safer methods of pest control are also taking root in more 'mainstream' agriculture. ... Regulators point out ...

Viewpoint: IARC’s defenders ignore cancer agency’s flawed research, conflicts of interest

Geoffrey Kabat | 
I woke up .... to find an article by Neil Pearce, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, ...

Nigerian biotech startup introduces produce coating to combat malnutrition in Africa

Gemma Milne | 
Nigerian biotech startup Coating+ ....  has created a transparent gelatinous coating that is sprayed onto fresh fruit and vegetables to prolong their shelf ...
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EU court ruling limiting gene editing ironically underscores safety of modified crops

Steven Salzberg | 
A European Union court [July 25th] issued a new decision about GMOs. Disappointingly, this decision is likely to further confuse rather than ...

Muscular dystrophy targeted with promising gene therapy

Matthew Herper | 
An experimental gene therapy appeared to dramatically increase the production of a muscle-making protein in three young boys with Duchenne ...

What Right to Try Act means for pharmaceutical and biotech companies

Martina Rozumberkova | 
Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies need to start preparing for the compliance and reporting requirements of a controversial new law. US ...
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DNA spit test for prostate cancer risk?

Victoria Forster | 
A new DNA "spit test" for prostate cancer can identify men who have an increased risk of developing the disease ...

Biotech executive facing end-stage cancer and the seduction of experimental drugs

Matthew Herper | 
For years, Michael Becker was one of the drug executives navigating swarms of cancer doctors at the annual meeting of ...

Can a drug help us grow old without our bodies falling apart?

Matthew Herper | 
The idea behind [Biotech startup] Unity—preventing aging—sounds crazy, but it’s backed by dozens of scientific papers, the key two in Nature ...

Viewpoint: Are you being duped? Some direct-to-consumer genetic tests are ‘complete trash’

Ellen Matloff | 
[H]ow accurate are [direct-to-consumer] genetic tests?  The truth is that testing runs the gamut of quality, ranging from medical-grade accuracy to ...

There are 3 types of alien life we might find out there

Ethan Siegel | 
Our existence here is proof enough that it can happen. We can imagine that if life comes to exist anywhere else ...

DNA sequencing as standard preventative care. Are we there yet?

Ellie Kincaid | 
Geisinger doctors will soon start offering patients DNA sequencing as part of routine preventative care, the Danville, Pennsylvania-based health system's ...

Is epigenetics the ‘secret superpower’ of invasive species?

Due to the small numbers that are introduced, invasive species experience a genetic bottleneck that results in low levels of ...

Can CRISPR and gene editing save our ‘devastated’ coral reefs?

Eric Mack | 
Coral reefs have been devastated in recent decades by "bleaching" events caused by overheating oceans and other factors that kill off ...
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Battling cancer-causing aflatoxin contamination in Africa with genetic engineering, other technologies

Steve Savage | 
We in the rich societies of the world don’t hear a lot about aflatoxin. It is probably one of the single ...