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I’m a geneticist. A DNA test uncovered a half-sister and sparked painful questions

Ricki Lewis | 
My own discovery is so overwhelming that I can’t talk about it much, even though my new half-sister has possibly ...
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Viewpoint: We should stop blaming cows for climate change

Frank Mitloehner | 
The claim that meat production generates more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector is demonstrably false, says Frank Mitloehner ...
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What’s going to happen in farm biotech in 2019? Gene-edited foods; lab-grown meat surges; CRISPR regulation clarity

Marc Brazeau | 
These are the trends I expect to define biotech in agriculture during 2019.  ...
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Autism and depression: Study shows why ‘gold standard treatment’ sometimes fails

Kristen Hovet | 
The 'gold standard' therapy does not always work and can lead to a worsening of symptoms ...
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Young Ugandan biotech advocates push back against scare tactics of European and American-funded anti-GMO African environmental activists

Isaac Ongu | 
While many of his classmates worried, Jonan decided to work in defense of biotechnology ...
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Genetics pioneer James Watson stripped of final honorary titles over race views

Ricki Lewis | 
It's the latest chapter of the dark side of Dr. Watson ...
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Talking Biotech: Genetic engineering could protect at-risk forests—but regulation blocks progress

Kevin Folta, Steve Strauss | 
Changing climates and pathogens threaten forests. Biotechnology could help, if regulators get out of the way ...
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Can we reduce schizophrenia risk with prenatal supplements?

Ben Locwin | 
Schizophrenia has a clear genetic basis, but genes don't tell the whole story. The other factors that determine whether or ...
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Saving our seeds and why we could do more to protect genetic diversity

Colin Khoury | 
Nations of the world are working to preserve seed diversity through the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food ...
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Searching through diets, medications and supplements for the Holy Grail of weight loss. Hint: There is no panacea

Ben Locwin | 
A quick review of some of the most effective and ineffective approaches to weight loss ...
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With the ‘bee crisis’ fading and European farmers fearing an insect invasion, EU’s neonicotinoid ban fiasco stumbles into the New Year

Jon Entine | 
The future of a controversial agricultural pesticide remains in limbo, thanks to scientific uncertainty and political malfeasance ...
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Selling yourself: There’s a growing market for your DNA data

Ricki Lewis | 
Citizen scientists are supplying the data stream to drive precision medicine ...
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2018 biotech review: Second generation of GMOs arrives as US anti-GMO movement falters

Marc Brazeau | 
A prediction that the anti-GMO movement would become increasingly irrelevant in 2018 comes to pass ...
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Male or female? ‘Our bodies are more complicated than that’

Alexandra Kralick | 
Society increasingly accepts gender identity as existing along a spectrum. The study of people, and their remains, shows that sex ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat isn’t as ‘clean’ as you might think

Alison Van Eenennaam | 
There are many polarizing false dichotomies around this emerging technology ...
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Talking Biotech: Turning GMO plants into carcinogen-catching air filters

Kevin Folta, Stuart Strand | 
Could GMO houseplants purify the air in our homes? ...
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10 GMO memes backed up by science

Stephan Neidenbach | 
Anti-GMO activists have churned out memes critical of GM crops and food. Now science enthusiasts are fighting back with fact-based ...
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Absence of a ‘smoking gun’ pathogen has stymied efforts to solve AFM mystery illness paralyzing children

Ben Locwin | 
What some are calling an "unprecedented mystery respiratory illness" is being reported in the Rockies and across the Midwest. Contributing ...
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Are science and religion destined to be at ‘war’?

David Livingstone, John Hedley Brooke | 
Religion and science are incorrectly pictured as warring belief systems ...
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Can we meet a growing need for food without destroying our environment?

Paul McDivitt | 
'Sustainable intensification' takes the best ideas from conventional and organic farming ...
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Examining the EU’s contradictory treatment of glyphosate and copper sulfate pesticides

Andrew Porterfield | 
Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift ...
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How anti-Semitism shaped the genes of Jewish people

Ricki Lewis | 
Evidence of past outrages is not only in the history books. It's also written in our genomes ...
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US regulators grapple with oversight of New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

Marc Brazeau | 
In the first installment of this series, we looked at the regulatory framework in the US for the products of ...
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Can consumer genetic tests actually make us healthier?

Kristen Hovet | 
“I believe genetic testing saved my life,” says Kim Horner, author of “Probably Someday Cancer." ...
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CRISPR represents potential for huge change. But will the public trust it?

Anna Everette | 
The charged language around the recent gene-editing controversy is driving an inaccurate assessment of risks ...
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New biotech crop-breeding technologies struggle for traction across much of Africa

Lominda Afedraru | 
"Multinational companies from the developed world don’t want any scientific progress going on in Africa," says Ugandan researcher ...