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Viewpoint: UN should reject a proposed ban on gene drives

Ronald Bailey | 
A draft resolution would revise the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity to call on governments to "refrain from" releasing organisms containing engineered ...
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Can genetic engineering deliver a natural microbial fertilizer for crops?

Andrew Porterfield | 
At the turn of the previous century, German scientists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch got all the credit for finding ...
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As arguments rage over the sources of transgender identity, science weighs in

Ross Pomeroy | 
Discussing gender dysphoria and brain differences in transgender populations ...
Emotions and memory: How your genes impact the way you see and feel the world

Emotions and memory: How your genes impact the way you see and feel the world

Ben Locwin | 
How much of our emotion is conjured up by an experience seems to be partly related to our genes. Could it ...
Organic fungicide copper sulfate poses dangers to humans, animals, insects—how does it compare to conventional pesticides?

Organic fungicide copper sulfate poses dangers to humans, animals, insects—how does it compare to conventional pesticides?

Andrew Porterfield | 
Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...
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How scientists are using CRISPR to create non-GMO crops

Yi Li | 
To feed the burgeoning human population, it is vital that the world figures out ways to boost food production. Increasing ...
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Let’s say we can force the mosquito into extinction — should we do it?

Andrew Porterfield | 
Not many people like mosquitoes. So why not eliminate them? Newer techniques like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing may make this possible ...
Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Marc Brazeau | 
Here’s a somewhat boring fact you might already know about cotton: It doesn't make a good food, for humans or ...
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How Freddie Mercury got his voice: It wasn’t his teeth

Ricki Lewis | 
Shortly into the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury attributes his magnificent voice to four extra incisors: “extra teeth equals extra ...
Viewpoint: As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for 'bird-pocalypse' that's not happening

Viewpoint: As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening

Jon Entine | 
Are we in the midst of another bout of unfounded environmentalist-fueled exaggerations—this time about birds becoming extinct because of pesticide ...
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Should parents be allowed to use gene editing to determine the sexual orientation of their children?

Wael Taji | 
Where do our sexual preferences come from? Most of us don’t stop to ponder, simply because there’s no need to ...
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Talking Biotech: Meet the liquor store owner boycotting Smirnoff’s ‘non-GMO’ vodka

Kevin Folta, Allison Nondorf | 
Meet Allison Nondorf, a farmer and co-owner of A&C Liquid Assets in Kansas. The liquor store refuses to sell Smirnoff's ...
FDA reaffirms much-criticized plan to regulate genetically engineered animals as if they were a drug

FDA reaffirms much-criticized plan to regulate genetically engineered animals as if they were a drug

Henry Miller, John Cohrssen | 
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has doubled down on his agency’s failed policy for regulating an entire sector of biotechnology — the ...
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Why marijuana might not be such a great weapon to fight opioid addiction

Roger Chriss | 
The opioid crisis is an ongoing national tragedy. One commonly suggested response is cannabis. But emerging state and national statistics ...
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Why monocultures might be the most sustainable option when choosing cover crops

Andrew McGuire | 
It's long been believed, without much empirical evidence, that biodiversity in crop cover mixtures increases crop productivity, improves soil ecosystems ...
How religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

How religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

David Warmflash | 
Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam react to new technologies and concepts in their own way – though there is ...
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Are GMO critics more open to gene editing that targets plant and human diseases?

Andrew Porterfield | 
The early generations of transgenic plants focused primarily on increasing productivity, either by reducing pest damage or increasing yields by ...
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BRCA mutations can be deadly or harmless. Now CRISPR can tell the difference

Jay Shendure, Greg Findlay, Lea Starita | 
CRISPR has many emerging applications, one of which is identifying dangerous breast cancer mutations ...
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13 nations say it’s time to end ‘political posturing’ and embrace crop gene editing

Cameron English | 
 Agricultural scientists have been excited about gene editing since it debuted several years ago. The technology dramatically cuts the time ...
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Blasting rodents with cell phone radiation increased cancer risk. Here’s why that means nothing for humans

Geoffrey Kabat | 
Last week the National Toxicology Program (NTP) issued an update on the results of the largest animal experiment to assess ...
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Genetics and Type 2 diabetes: Why weight loss alone may not be enough for some people

Kristen Hovet | 
People who develop Type 2 diabetes fall into one of two categories — those whose blood sugar can be controlled ...
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Absolut failure: Kansas farm family takes stand against fear-based non-GMO vodka marketing

Kevin Folta | 
I don’t throw the word hero around very often, but in this case the cape fits. Out on the vast ...
Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Kevin Folta, Matt Ward | 
Technology is revolutionizing health care and food production. But excessive regulation slows these important developments. What does this mean for ...
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Viewpoint: Why a jury verdict against Monsanto doesn’t change anything regarding the safety of Roundup herbicide

Ian Musgrave | 
The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man’s terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin ...
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Why you need to know about RNA therapy and its potential to revolutionize disease treatment

Josh Peters | 
After a decade of painstaking progress​, the underdog is on the brink of treating a broad range of diseases ...
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Quick FDA approval of GMO human insulin 36 years ago contrasts with today’s biotechnology regulatory sclerosis

Henry Miller | 
This week marked the 36th anniversary of one of biotechnology’s most significant milestones—the approval by the FDA of human insulin ...
Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love, but don't want to label

Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love, but don’t want to label

Jon Entine, XiaoZhi Lim | 
In cheese production, the need to use traditional rennet obtained from calf stomachs has largely been removed because of a ...
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Who benefits most from FDA’s ‘accelerated’ drug approvals? Patients or drugmakers?

Mark Kaufman, Abigail Fagan | 
Increasing reliance on this and other means of moving drugs quickly to market have many critics worried, given that drugmakers ...