Viewpoint: Why organic farming activists oppose New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

Viewpoint: Why organic farming activists oppose New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

David Zaruk | 
There was a brief moment in 2015 where organic farming researchers were having an open discussion on adopting certain innovative ...
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Why we find ourselves at the limits of human lifespan

Ross Pomeroy | 
The 20th century was a period of unprecedented biological growth for our species. The average human lifespan increased from 31 years in ...
Is monoculture a bad thing? It's time to revise simplistic ideological narrative

Is monoculture a bad thing? It’s time to revise simplistic ideological narrative

Andrew Porterfield | 
Biotech critics frequently claim that conventional agriculture and GMOs promote monoculture farming, which is harmful to biodiversity. A closer look ...
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Earth’s weirdest and most exotic creatures: Research bonanza for genetics and science

Josh Peters | 
From the axolotl’s regenerating limbs to naked mole rat cancer resistance, new sequencing is uncovering new possibilities ...
How scientists use meta-analysis to try to make sense of contradictory findings on neonicotinoids and bees

How scientists use meta-analysis to try to make sense of contradictory findings on neonicotinoids and bees

Julia Koricheva | 
The EU has announced a near-total ban on three insecticides that we now know are harmful to bees and other pollinators. And yet for ...
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Agricultural biotechnologies that improved safety, yields, food security in developing nations

Marc Brazeau | 
This is the third in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Kevin MacDonald responds to criticism of his theory of Jewish ethnocentrism and influence

Kevin MacDonald | 
Nathan Cofnas’s GLP article summarizes some of his points from his previous two comments on my work, and, although he ...
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Talking Biotech: Can biofortified GMO soybeans help tackle vitamin A deficiency?

Plant scientist Monica Schmidt: By modifying only one gene, a new variety of soybeans has higher levels of beta-carotene than ...
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Genetic privacy and the case of the Golden State Killer—diving into the science

Ricki Lewis | 
Consumer DNA testing companies are rushing to reassure customers about the security of their genetic information following news that DNA ...
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Delving into the GMO traits that cut back pesticide impacts globally

Marc Brazeau | 
This is the second in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Let’s recognize Roundup Ready and Bt crops as major contributions to sustainable farming

Marc Brazeau | 
This is the first in a three-part series making the case that the development of biotech traits for insect resistance ...
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Boosting brain research by growing ‘mini-brains’ to model human disease

Yewande Pearse | 
'Mini-brains' grown in petri dishes could offer new possibilities for studying disease ...
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What we know about brain aneurysms like the one that struck MLB pitcher Danny Farquhar

Brian Hoh | 
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar, 31, suffered a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout after throwing 15 ...
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Ugandan legislator on why his nation needs to ‘wake up’ on GMOs

Robert Kafeero Sekitoleko is an engineer, legislator and chairperson of the Sectoral Committee on Science and Technology in Uganda’s Parliament ...
Global consensus finds neonicotinoids not driving honeybee health problems—Why is Europe so determined to ban them?

Global consensus finds neonicotinoids not driving honeybee health problems—Why is Europe so determined to ban them?

Jon Entine | 
One of the more intriguing subplots in the melodramatic debate over neonicotinoids and the ‘future of bees’ is the apparent ...
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Protein therapy in the womb overrides genetic glitch hampering teeth development, ability to sweat

Ricki Lewis | 
Imagine a fetus gulping in amniotic fluid and drinking a drug that restores the ability to form teeth, sweat glands ...
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Talking Biotech: Using plants as ‘biofactories’ for vaccines, biofuels and more

Kevin Folta, Beth Hood | 
Plant biologist Beth Hood: Scientists are genetically modifying plants to produce ingredients for a variety of important industrial and therapeutic ...
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Tale of two families: Exome sequencing and faster diagnosis of rare disorders

Ricki Lewis | 
Sailing from New York City to London a century ago took days; today the trip takes hours by air. Similarly, ...
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Viewpoint: Examining the science denial behind IFOAM—Organics International

Henry Miller, Drew Kershen | 
The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as ...
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‘Superweeds’: How the pigweed Palmer amaranth developed resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, and why the news isn’t all bad

Marc Brazeau | 
Earlier this spring, researchers at Kansas State University released new findings on the evolution of glyphosate resistance in Palmer amaranth ...
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Biohackers navigating a world of wonder and potential peril

Sean Hall | 
A person doesn’t need a deep understanding of gene editing and CRISPR to realize we are in the midst of ...
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ETC Group: ‘Extreme’ biotechnology critic campaigns against synthetic biology and other forms of ‘extreme genetic engineering’

The ETC Group is an international environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Canada whose stated purpose is to monitor "the ...
Managed well, cattle feedlots can be the environmental and ethical smart choice

Managed well, cattle feedlots can be the environmental and ethical smart choice

Linus Blomqvist, Emma Brush | 
Although grass-fed is touted as the environmentally and ethically best choice for beef eaters, feedlots often outperform on both fronts ...
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About the musician who played the flute — during her brain surgery

Jamie Wells | 
A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those ...
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Why does a drug work for you, but not for your sibling or friend? It’s in the genes

Ben Locwin | 
If you think you're not getting the same benefit from an over-the-counter medicine you've taken that others are getting, your ...
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Public health breakthrough: US and Indian scientists work together on genetic solutions to food toxins

Steve Savage | 
Genetically engineered peanuts that are immune to aflatoxin contamination, which is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer, would ...
Transhumanism could push human evolution into hyperdrive. Should we embrace it?

Transhumanism could push human evolution into hyperdrive. Should we embrace it?

David Trippett | 
Some people believe that we can enhance human life through embracing biotechnology and genetic engineering, but should we? ...
Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists

Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists

Richard Roberts | 
One of the main sources of nutrition for poor Ugandans, bananas, is on the verge of being wiped out by ...