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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...