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Re-energized anti-vaccine activism is growing on the right and winning the social media battle to discredit coming coronavirus treatments

Jonathan Jarry | 
What does an antivaxxer and a far-right activist have in common? If the thought of someone who opposes vaccines brings ...
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Viewpoint: Are synthetic food additives dangerous? Here’s the science anti-chemical activists ignore

Josh Bloom | 
Always take chemical advice from EWG with a grain of (inorganic) salt ...

Have any of Earth’s creatures stopped evolving?

David Warmflash | 
Some of the planet's more bizarre creatures have prompted some observers to suggest that evolution, on occasion, is stopped in ...
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Who is most vulnerable by age and race to die from COVID-19?

Alex Berezow | 
While coronavirus is obviously concerning and a very real threat to some people (namely, the elderly and immunocompromised), these data ...

Podcast: Doctors have to think about sex; AI text generators spread ‘fake news’? Coffee can indeed make you poop

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
An ER physician says doctors have to consider biological sex to properly care for their patients. Coffee can send some ...
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Viewpoint: How biotech crops, lab-grown meat and other food innovations could jump start post-COVID economic recovery

Dan Rejto | 
COVID-19 threatens to slow or halt agricultural innovation in the US by exacerbating the decline in public R&D and threatening ...

Rare genetic disorder homocystinuria can cause strokes, seizures and death. A ‘genetic glitch’ in blind cavefish offers hope for a treatment

Ricki Lewis | 
The discovery of a gene behind the absence of eyes in Mexican cavefish may suggest a new way to treat ...
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Viewpoint: Fish farming has a sustainability problem and genetic engineering might be the solution

Rupesh Paudyal | 
As the world endures the impacts of a rapidly changing climate—sea level rise, extreme weather events, warming and acidifying oceans ...
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Blame human evolution for corporate jargon and thick academic prose

Patrick Whittle | 
For anyone who’s ever worked in a large organization, this kind of message will be depressingly familiar: “Do you have ...
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Viewpoint: Activist opposition to GMOs fueled by an ‘extremist’ vision of nature

Jean-Paul Oury | 
We would like to take the opportunity on #Worldenvironmentday to come back to a problem we have been thinking about ...
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Self medication: Blocked from drugs by the medical establishment, many transgender people resort to black-market hormones

Tara Santora | 
For the first 10 months of Christine’s gender transition, a progressive LGBT health clinic in Boston made getting on hormones ...
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Viewpoint: Should autism be treated as an illness that should be cured?

Kristen Hovet | 
“Many of the greatest artists, actors, musicians, scientists, and entrepreneurs of all time were and are autistic. We all serve ...
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Does our perception of the world reflect reality? Solving the problem of consciousness

Philip Goff | 
When I see red, it’s the most religious experience. Seeing red just results from photons of a certain frequency hitting ...
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Viewpoint: Plant-based meats promote veganism in ways animal rights activists never could

Ari Blaff | 
Author and animal-rights activist Jonathan Safran Foer [author of the book Eating Animals] recently argued in a New York Times ...

Humans vs. apes: Women are the secret factor explaining how we evolved to populate the world

Karen Kramer | 
The populations of the great apes were once nearly equal. Now, one great ape species—Homo sapiens—outnumbers the rest by almost ...
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Podcast: Beepocalypse debunked; Ban CRISPR babies? Anti-science views slow COVID-19 herd immunity

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Some experts are calling for a ban on embryo gene editing after a "disaster" experiment resulted in potentially dangerous and ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups push ‘natural’ COVID cures, deny pandemic-fighting biotech solutions

Steven Cerier | 
One of the primary arguments hurled at proponents of genetic engineering is that the crops, medicines and vaccines produced using ...
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Video: Is there an upside to soaring COVID-19 cases?

Wessam Atif | 
Most countries and models that have attempted to control COVID-19 situation have had one ultimate goal; trying to bring the ...
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Viewpoint: Without modern, industrial farming, pandemic would have claimed many more lives

Hank Campbell | 
In November of 2019 The Atlantic asked "experts" what they would change if they could go back in time. The ...
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The Three Stooges illustrate why coronavirus-fighting ‘antibody cocktails’ could help contain the virus well before a vaccine

Ricki Lewis | 
“You imbecile!” bellowed Moe Howard as he stuck a finger up the nose of Curly. Moe the bully would often ...
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Viewpoint: Conservation isn’t enough. We need technology to blunt the impacts of climate change

Lauren Anderson, Zeke Hausfather | 
We need direct, technology-driven intervention for conservation ...

Podcast: Let the light shine—Tackling eye disease with gene therapy

Researchers are bringing discoveries about the underlying genetic faults that cause eye diseases all the way through to game-changing gene ...
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Podcast: Getting from one generation to the next – the life and work of pioneering embryologist Dame Anne McLaren

Kat Arney | 
Geneticist Dr Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of ...

Podcast: Bayer’s $10.9 billion glyphosate settlement a mistake? Vaccines from mosquito spit; CRISPR cures sickle cell disease?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Chemical giant Bayer just settled roughly 95,000 lawsuits alleging its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. Has the company given its anti-GMO ...
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What’s a life worth in dollars and cents? Should that influence who gets treated for expensive disease treatments?

Lola Butcher | 
Austin was three years old and Max was a newborn when their mother, Jenn McNary, learned they had a rare ...

Searching for Parkinson’s game changer: No cure in sight but stem cells, other advances hold promise

Sam Moxon | 
A flurry of recent advances offer the promise of new avenues for treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, one of our ...
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Facing disease crisis, Ugandan farmers say they’ll illegally grow GMO cassava to feed their families, increase yields

Lominda Afedraru | 
Cassava is one of the most important food crops in the Africa, a primary component of the rural economy. It ...
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