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Malpractice on Dr. Oz: Pop health expert hosts anti-GM foods rant; Scientists respond

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a popular television celebrity, is a living example of why talk show health and science should never ...

Wild West of stem cells?

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Stem cell therapy remains a brave new world with a spotty ethical and medical track record. Is that starting to ...
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Genoeconomics: Is our financial future in our chromosomes?

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The GLP carried a provocative article this week outlining the latest twist in the emerging debate over genoeconomics—the nexus of ...
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Scientists challenge organic backer Benbrook claims that GM crops increase pesticide spraying

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The ongoing hullabaloo over the controversial Seralini study and questions about the safety of foods made from genetic modified crops ...

Disturbing trend: Journalists hype fears when discussing human genetics

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Genetics is scary. That’s the popular and entirely regrettable meme that dominates the narrative pushed by “progressive” and hard right ...
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Séralini scandal week 3

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The European Food Safety Authority has weighed in with its assessment of the maize studyby Gilles-Eric Séralini and his research ...

Race in medicine

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Biopolitical Times, an online publication of the Center for Genetics and Society, rekindled the debate over race with a recent ...

Turning point from the botched French maize study: GM opponents look like climate deniers

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The highly controversial study by French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini, who as we noted in last week’s update has a long ...

Genetic screens—what’s the prognosis?

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Sequencing the whole genome could provide a medical early warning on a previously unknown scale – but could it also ...
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Health and safety of GM foods

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The battle lines are firming in the debate between the mainstream science community and anti-GM activists about the safety and ...

Wal-Mart resists protesters, will sell GM corn

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The protest over Walmart’s decision to sell genetically modified sweet corn is building. Opponents of GM foods are alarmed and ...

Organic myth: No evidence that expensive ‘natural’ foods are healthier or better for the environment

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
There is remarkably little difference in nutritional value or risk for bacterial contamination between more expensive organic and conventional foods ...
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US court upholds federal funding for stem cell research

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
A federal appeals court has ruled that because no human embryos are destroyed in human embryonic stem cell research studies ...
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Golden Rice, set for debut, will be great source of Vitamin A, study shows

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
A new study found that Golden Rice is just as good, and even better than supplements and other foods at ...
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Genetic patent stunner: Myriad wins appeal, retains patent to BRCA tests

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Snubbing a recommendation by the Supreme Court, a federal appeals court in Washington, in a 2:1 decision, upheld patents issued ...

Controversy heats up over whether or not modern humans may have mated with Neanderthals

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Over the years, there have been many studies regarding the possibility of whether or not humans and Neanderthals really interbred- ...

23andMe seeks FDA approval for personalized genetic tests

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
23andMe, a pioneer genetic testing company, is asking the FDA to approve a personalized DNA test- setting off familiar protests ...

High hopes for drought-resistant corn

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The United States is having one of the worst droughts recorded in over 50 years. More than three-quarters of U.S ...
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To label or not to label? The California GMO labeling initiative gears up for the big vote

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The anticipation builds as voters prepare to head to the polls for November’s election. And for those voters in California, ...
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The future is now: Gene therapy to take flight in Europe

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
After many years of crushed expectations, gene therapy could be close to a victory: a regulatory approval ...
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Florida could gain a new resident: The genetically engineered mosquito

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The British biotechnology firm Oxitec has applied to the FDA to release a genetically modified mosquito in Florida to prevent ...

“Agent Orange Corn”: NGOs skirt science, liken Dow’s new seed to Vietnam era pesticide

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Researchers have developed a new variety of biotech corn that carries a natural resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D. Some NGOs ...
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Genetic breakthrough could spell end to supermarket tomatoes that taste like mush

A new discovery from partners at UC Davis and Cornell University reveals that the same genes that account for the ...
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Can GMOs save us from climate change?

Malnutrition and starvation are problems that occur all over the world, primarily in developing countries. In coming years, as climate ...

First farmers: 7,000 year old caveman bones found

Spanish researchers have discovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of an individual that lived 7000 years ago. This discovery is the ...
australia farming

Australian farmer: Don’t let the biotech revolution leave us behind

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
In southern Australia, the soil there is some of the driest in all of the world. To cope with drought ...
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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

Katy Davis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...
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Personal Genomics: DNA helps Michelle Obama discover white ancestral roots, provides window into history of slavery

Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | 
One of the remarkable innovations brought on by the DNA revolution is the ability to trace our personal and family ...
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