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The woman who challenged 19th century conventional wisdom: Are females ‘biologically barred from success’?

Katie Jennings | 
One of the first women to scientifically debunk men's alleged superiority, [trailblazing psychologist Leta Stetter] Hollingworth’s research lent credibility to ...
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DNA testing in the workplace

Tom Spiggle | 
To help prevent genetic discrimination, Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). Let’s take a look at this law ...
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Next Green Revolution: Gene-silencing technology opens door to safer pesticides, more GMO crops

Michael Helmstetter | 
In the 1940s, modern chemistry delivered new classes of man-made chemical pesticides that still are widely used today. These synthetic ...
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‘I was wrong’: Why we shouldn’t start giving COVID-19 vaccinations now

Steven Salzberg | 
I wrote a blog post [on August 2] that has generated tremendous pushback, including an op-ed in the New York Times as well as ...
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Growing fish in space: Lab-grown tuna could feed astronauts of the future

John Cumbers | 
.... [S]ending items into space is extremely expensive—about $10,000 a pound. Space dwellers will need to find a way to ...
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Opening the floodgates to synthetic biology innovations in drugs, textiles, agricultural products and advanced materials

John Cumbers | 
Today’s DNA makers still create their products using chemistry. To form a new double helix, the individual letters of DNA ...
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Injecting live bacteria into tumors? Synthetic biology revives a controversial century old cancer cure

John Cumbers | 
Could the body, in fighting against a pathogen, also be battling a tumor? After injecting bacteria into a patient who ...
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Impossible Foods says plant-based meat can ‘disrupt’ animal agriculture without displacing farmers

Jeff McMahon | 
The plant-based meat industry will need the millions of workers now employed in animal agriculture, the founder of Impossible Foods ...
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Can we prevent another pandemic with lab-grown, plant-based meat?

John Cumbers | 
In September 2019—two months before the first reported case of the coronavirus—the World Health Organization published a report that said, ...
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‘A lot of secrets’ in coronavirus genomes: Why are some strains so deadly, while others remain more mild?

Alex Knapp | 
[In 1965, a] group of researchers in England, led by Dr. David Tyrrell, was learning more about the common cold ...
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Puff piece: Lab-made ‘Incredible Cotton’ may grow 10 times faster and cut environmental impact of the traditional crop

Jeff Kart | 
You might call this a puff piece, because it’s about cotton that’s just as fluffy but more sustainable than the ...
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Hydroxychloroquine proves ineffective against coronavirus in small Chinese trial

William Haseltine | 
Results from a controlled clinical trial from China on the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19 have shown ...
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‘RIPE’ computer model that boosts photosynthesis could help increase food production by 20% per acre

Jeff Kart | 
There’s an international research project called RIPE, short for Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency. The effort .... most recently has developed ...
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Gene-edited, salt-tolerant rice grown at sea could help feed 3.5 billion people sustainably

Ariella Simke | 
Growing rice in the ocean sounds a little whacky, but ocean agriculture is an emerging form of food production that ...
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We have 4 ways to search for alien life. Where should we focus our resources?

Ethan Siegel | 
There are, right now, four ways to search for alien life, ranging from the most passive to the most active ...
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Non-GMO, high-protein ‘smart peas’ slated for 2021 debut, with other ‘super trait’ crop varieties to follow

Lana Bandoim | 
Equinom, an Israeli startup, raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding from BASF Venture Capital, Roquette, Trendlines ...
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Fungi-based ‘faux bacon’ sold out on Valentine’s Day—now it’s headed for a San Francisco butcher shop

Jeff Kart | 
This bacon is elusive. It doesn’t come from a pig. You can’t even buy it anymore. Maybe that’s because people ...
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Gene editing ‘rice revolution’: CRISPR could be used to grow one of the world’s most important crops in salt water

Arielle Simke | 
Traditional agriculture requires many inputs; fertilizer, specific chemicals, manual labor and water. Most of the water used in agriculture is ...
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‘What’s in my weed?’ Organic certification for cannabis coming soon

Katie Shapiro | 
Do you know what’s in your weed? For the majority of cannabis consumers, the answer is a resounding no—despite claims ...