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Breaking the body’s ‘sugar code’ could refine our ability to predict, treat diseases

Key elements of arthritis, cancer, food allergies and aging are trapped within glycans, types of sugar in the human body ...
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After successful demonization campaign against herbicide glyphosate, anti-GMO activists and environmental groups take aim at atrazine

Andrew Porterfield | 
In July, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued an extensive report that reviewed decades of science and declared that a ...
Synthetic biology mosquitoes: Pioneering solution emerges to counter fears over using 'gene drives' to control Zika

Synthetic biology mosquitoes: Pioneering solution emerges to counter fears over using ‘gene drives’ to control Zika

Cameron English | 
In fall 2015, scientists planned to release genetically engineered mosquitoes throughout the Florida Keys. These lab-bread insects are capable of ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to replace our fear-based genetic engineering regulations

Henry Miller, John Cohrssen | 
In the early 1970s a group of scientists -- none involved in agriculture or food -- raised concerns about the ...
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Costs and benefits need to be assessed in weighing bans on glyphosate and neonicotinoids

Andrew Porterfield | 
The continuing debates over whether the herbicide glyphosate or the insecticide class of neonicotinoids (neonics) could—or should—remain available for farmers ...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren controversy follow: Almost every American has a sliver of Native American ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren controversy follow: Almost every American has a sliver of Native American ancestry

Arvind Suresh | 
The reporting on the largest genetic study of American ancestry—claims that Americans are a genetic melting pot of white, black ...
Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Kevin Folta, Samantha Arroyo | 
Join Kevin Folta as he tackles recent concerns that LaCroix sparkling water contains cockroach-killing insecticides ...
Viewpoint: How anti-GMO activist-journalist Carey Gillam primes the glyphosate litigation pump

Viewpoint: How anti-GMO activist-journalist Carey Gillam primes the glyphosate litigation pump

Geoffrey Kabat | 
The Guardian published an article by Sam Levin and Carey Gillam [on October 7] about the “new era of cancer lawsuits ...
How DNA health screening of pets can lead to tragic consequences

How DNA health screening of pets can lead to tragic consequences

Jessica Hekman | 
A lack of regulatory scrutiny has left pet owners and their companions vulnerable to misleading marketing and immature science ...
Are we ready for the artificial womb?

Are we ready for the artificial womb?

David Warmflash | 
In the coming years, the obstacles to ectogenesis --development outside of a mother from fertilization to full-term infancy-- will be ...
'Gold standard' assessing neonicotinoids: Field bee hive studies find pesticides not major source of health issues

‘Gold standard’ assessing neonicotinoids: Field bee hive studies find pesticides not major source of health issues

Jon Entine | 
Some lab studies but almost no field ones suggest neonicotinoid pesticides are harming bee health. Why is there such a ...
CAR-T cell therapy and the promise of immune cells engineered to fight cancer

CAR-T cell therapy and the promise of immune cells engineered to fight cancer

David Haas | 
The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. To cope ...
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Viewpoint: Link between bee death and glyphosate still a ‘far-fetched’ story

Iida Ruishalme | 
Glyphosate is a herbicide, in other words, it is toxic to plants. Its target enzyme is not found in insects ...
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Using your body’s internal clock to offset those bad eating habits

Satchin Panda | 
When we eat late at night, it disrupts our circadian rhythm. Eating within an 8-12 hour time period could reset ...
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Why Ugandan banana breeders say it’s critical to add genetic engineering to their toolbox

Lominda Afedraru | 
Ugandan researchers have been successful at developing robust hybrid bananas through conventional breeding techniques. Yet they see a strong need ...
Viewpoint: Europe's anti-GMO activists copy smear tactics of extremist US organic lobbyists

Viewpoint: Europe’s anti-GMO activists copy smear tactics of extremist US organic lobbyists

Henry Miller | 
Some bad ideas have originated in America. Reality television, spray-on cheese, pineapple pizza, and deep-fried Hostess Twinkies come to mind. But the ...
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Crime, violence and DNA: The many faces of MAOA, the so-called ‘warrior gene’

Patrick Whittle | 
A near certainty whenever monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) rears its ugly head in popular science writing is that an ugly ...
Viewpoint: Activists promotion of 'fog of misinformation' about GMOs challenges science communicators

Viewpoint: Activists promotion of ‘fog of misinformation’ about GMOs challenges science communicators

Mary Mangan | 
Activists spend all day peddling nonsense. If they spent that kind of time on constructive issues…sigh. [A] local radio station ...
Beyond pesticides: Engineered crops that fertilize themselves from air

Beyond pesticides: Engineered crops that fertilize themselves from air

Kevin Folta, Alan Bennett | 
Plants are surrounded by nitrogen, but it's unusable as found in the atmosphere. Scientists may be able to change that ...
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Defining life: If it’s created in a lab, is it really alive?

Rebecca Wilbanks | 
Describing life is difficult and evasive. Will we fully understand life if we can create it through synthetic biology? ...
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Gender and the brain: Are there hardwired differences between men and women?

David Warmflash | 
The idea that genders are different in a neurological sense is picking up considerable momentum in the hard sciences. It could have ...
'Chemical free' organic industry's unacknowledged 'pesticide problem'

‘Chemical free’ organic industry’s unacknowledged ‘pesticide problem’

Andrew Porterfield | 
The organic label is often touted as meaning "pesticide free" and has become a rallying cry for anti-GMO activists. But ...
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Viewpoint: Frankenstein’s legacy is a ‘distrust of science’—and GMOs

Devang Mehta | 
The novel ushered in a concept that actively harms the Global South two centuries later ...
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Is it time to rethink evolutionary timeline for Earth’s animals?

Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill | 
New research suggests that animal origins happened much earlier than previously thought ...
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Viewpoint: Why consumer DNA tests are more dangerous than you might think

John Terrell | 
Commercial DNA testing isn’t just harmless entertainment. It’s keeping alive ideas that deserve to die ...
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Canada’s suspect move to phase out neonicotinoids to ‘protect bees’ sets stage for US regulatory battle

Jon Entine | 
Canada’s PMRA—its environmental regulatory agency, part of HealthCanada—rolled out for public comment its tentative decision to phase out almost all ...
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Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Ricki Lewis | 
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing quickly decimated two caged populations of malaria-bearing mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) in a recent study, introducing a new ...
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Who should we thank for all those wonderful fruits and vegetables? ‘Not Mother Nature’

Amanda Maxham | 
Half of the vegetables grown in the United States are from California. “California is famous for three things: “Hollywood, Silicon ...