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Space astronaut twin’s DNA ‘changed’? How some reports botched the story, and what we really know

Ricki Lewis | 
When the Today Show reported on March 15 that the DNA of Scott Kelly, who spent a year on the ...

Far more toxic than glyphosate: Copper sulfate, used by organic and conventional farmers, cruises to European reauthorization

Andrew Porterfield | 
Over the past months, the European Union and several member nations have vigorously debated re-authorizing glyphosate, the herbicide maligned by ...
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Fertility quest: How technology has fueled quantum leaps

Carol Lynn Curchoe | 
Nanotech, artificial intelligence, wearables and biological engineering are among the new high tech ways to knock you up, stop your ...
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Viewpoint: Unlikely alliance between environmentalists, farmers and big ag companies aims to improve soil health

Brad Fabbri | 
Here are three startling facts about the planet Earth: It currently hosts seven and a half billion people. Its carrying ...
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Here’s what potential Mars colonists really need from Earth: A large gene pool

David Warmflash | 
Establishment of a Mars colony will depend on genetic diversity, meaning we must send tens of thousands of colonists ...
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Should we worry about trace pesticides on fruits and vegetables?

Steve Savage | 
An anti-GMO funded study promoted by Vani Hari--Food Babe--that found parts per billion trace residues of the herbicide glyphosate in ...
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Waaa! How do babies experience pain?

Laura Jones | 
Researchers continue to look for ways to assess the pain experienced by babies. One recent study suggests that babies are ...
Disease-resistant GMO crops can reduce pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them

Disease-resistant GMO crops can reduce pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them

Cameron English | 
Anti-GMO activists should take a step back and look closely at some of the benefits that new genetically modified crops ...
Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What's going to happen with gene editing?

Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What’s going to happen with gene editing?

Nigel Halford | 
As a plant geneticist in Europe, I must carefully pick my way through some of the most onerous constraints to ...
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Viewpoint: Devastating flu season reminds us about the danger of vaccine skepticism

Geoffrey Kabat, Andrew Flescher | 
The 2017-2018 flu season is being called the worst since 2009 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and ...
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Viewpoint: Gene editing poised to revolutionize agriculture—if we can fix biotech regulations

Nina Fedoroff, Alison Van Eenennaam | 
In his speech at the recent American Farm Bureau convention, President Trump said his administration was "streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge ...
Good and potentially bad about FDA's greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

Good and potentially bad about FDA’s greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

Ricki Lewis | 
News that consumers will soon be able to purchase a genetic test for three BRCA mutations may seem like déjà ...
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Uganda’s researchers ready to taste test their GMO vitamin A-enriched banana

Lominda Afedraru | 
The East African cooking banana is one of the major food crops eaten by the people living in central Uganda ...
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Supercharged brains and the quest to think better and faster

David Warmflash | 
For those seeking to enhance cognitive function based on hard evidence, the starting point is worked aimed at improving mental ...
From GMO hater to biotechnology advocate: One person's Facebook journey

From GMO hater to biotechnology advocate: One person’s Facebook journey

Julie Mellor-Trupp | 
An anti-GMO, pro-organic mom became a staunch defender of modern agriculture following a social media encounter that prompted her to ...
Are humans genetically loaded for extinction?

Are humans genetically loaded for extinction?

Andrew Porterfield | 
Genetic load--the idea that we've had too many mutations to thrive--is making a comeback. A debate's brewing over whether it's ...
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Digitizing DNA: Real reasons to worry about cyberbiosecurity

Jenna Gallegos, Jean Peccoud | 
The intersection between biology and digital technology opens the door for incredible discoveries, but also creates opportunities for dangerous events, ...
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Current biotech regulations create animal and crop approval blocks and bottlenecks but gene editing may open new doors

Joe Scott | 
The cost of current biotech industry regulations might not be obvious to consumers, but it’s clear to researchers. “We’ve got ...
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Meat wars: Sourcing from animals may not be what distinguishes meat from ‘meat alternatives’

Marc Brazeau | 
The US Cattlemen's Association is making a pre-emptive strike against potentially misleading marketing for the next wave of meat alternatives ...
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How the genetics revolution is upending our concept of disease—and how that could improve healthcare

Arthur Caplan | 
What is a disease? This seemingly abstract and theoretical question is actually among the most practical questions in all of ...
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How Russia tried to turn America against GMOs and agricultural biotechnology and sow ideological discord

Andrew Porterfield | 
How serious was secret Russian interventionism when it comes to creating public discord over US farming and agricultural trade policy? ...
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Exploring the alternate reality of Natural News’ Mike Adams’ online ’empire of misinformation’

Jonathan Jarry | 
If there is a Wonderland filled with health scares, monsters, and miraculous concoctions, Mike Adams is building it. And its ...
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Transforming modern medicine doesn’t have to be high tech or expensive

Henry Miller | 
While intricate high-tech breakthroughs are incredible, it's important to realize the value of low-cost and low-tech ingenuity ...
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Viewpoint: Regulatory overreach looms as obstacle for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) in agriculture

Steven Cerier | 
The fast-moving world of plant breeding — fueled by advances in CRISPR and other techniques — has tossed a wrench ...
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GMO coffee is on the horizon—but will we drink it?

Ross Pomeroy | 
Remember the Gros Michel banana? If you're under the age of seventy, you probably don't. That's because in the 1950s ...
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Getting to the roots of insomnia and what you can do about it

Ben Locwin | 
Ever struggle with sleep? Almost all of us will at some point our lifetime. Several factors are at play--including travel ...
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Viewpoint: Bans on neonicotinoid insecticides may not actually help bees

Caroline Hauxwell | 
Public pressure is growing in Australia to ban the sale of pesticides called neonicotinoids because of their harmful effects on bees. The ...
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Biodiversity is more than just beauty: ‘It is the very apparatus that holds us steady’

Elizabeth Boakes | 
Biodiversity is integral to life, but is more than just a huge number of species: It also represents the variations ...