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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 ...
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Viewpoint: Universe started with a bang, will end with a frigid ‘slow, gradual death’

Ethan Siegel | 
When will our universe reach the point of maximum entropy? And what other possibilities exist for our universe in the ...
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Artificial intelligence poised to revolutionize farming

Bernard Marr | 
Computer vision specialist Blue River Technology has developed a solution for [pesticide risk], using advanced machine learning algorithms to enable ...
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Wading through California’s coffee-cancer controversy

Steven Salzberg | 
California might soon start requiring Starbucks to warn its customers that coffee causes cancer. Has California gone nuts, or is ...
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Viewpoint: Why environmentalists should support GMO crops

Omri Ben-Shahar | 
[G]enetic modification increases corn yields, by a lot. This is not surprising: pests account for a loss of almost one-third ...
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Viewpoint: From coffee to BPA to glyphosate, California activists misrepresent cancer risks

Geoffrey Kabat | 
Coffee is only the latest example of a trend that has become all too common. Activists who profess concern for ...
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Farmer exposes Non-GMO Project’s Twitter crop patent misinformation campaign

Kavin Senapathy | 
The Non-GMO Project spreads misleading and inaccurate information about food, agriculture and health on its website and social media. This ...
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Cancer treatment without chemotherapy? CAR T-cells could become the new standard

Victoria Forster | 
Although rare, it is not unheard-of for new treatments to achieve substantial early successes in one or two patients only ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers fear GMOs because ‘Big Food’ companies bombard them with misinformation

Omri Ben-Shahar | 
[Editor's note: Omri Ben-Shahar is a law professor at the University of Chicago and the author of the book More ...
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Top 5 most ridiculous types of Non-GMO Project labeled products

Kavin Senapathy | 
The stuff with no G to M It would stand to reason that any Non-GMO Project certified item would have ...
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Exorbitant costs of gene therapy raise payment concerns for patients and government

Arlene Weintraub | 
[Editor's note: Executives from several companies developing gene therapies gathered for a panel discussion at the recent Forbes Healthcare Summit, ...
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