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Viewpoint: Gene editing poised to revolutionize agriculture—if we can fix biotech regulations

Nina Fedoroff, Alison Van Eenennaam | 
In his speech at the recent American Farm Bureau convention, President Trump said his administration was "streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge ...
Good and potentially bad about FDA's greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

Good and potentially bad about FDA’s greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

Ricki Lewis | 
News that consumers will soon be able to purchase a genetic test for three BRCA mutations may seem like déjà ...
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Uganda’s researchers ready to taste test their GMO vitamin A-enriched banana

Lominda Afedraru | 
The East African cooking banana is one of the major food crops eaten by the people living in central Uganda ...
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Supercharged brains and the quest to think better and faster

David Warmflash | 
For those seeking to enhance cognitive function based on hard evidence, the starting point is worked aimed at improving mental ...
From GMO hater to biotechnology advocate: One person's Facebook journey

From GMO hater to biotechnology advocate: One person’s Facebook journey

Julie Mellor-Trupp | 
An anti-GMO, pro-organic mom became a staunch defender of modern agriculture following a social media encounter that prompted her to ...
Are humans genetically loaded for extinction?

Are humans genetically loaded for extinction?

Andrew Porterfield | 
Genetic load--the idea that we've had too many mutations to thrive--is making a comeback. A debate's brewing over whether it's ...
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Digitizing DNA: Real reasons to worry about cyberbiosecurity

Jenna Gallegos, Jean Peccoud | 
The intersection between biology and digital technology opens the door for incredible discoveries, but also creates opportunities for dangerous events, ...
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Current biotech regulations create animal and crop approval blocks and bottlenecks but gene editing may open new doors

Joe Scott | 
The cost of current biotech industry regulations might not be obvious to consumers, but it’s clear to researchers. “We’ve got ...
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Meat wars: Sourcing from animals may not be what distinguishes meat from ‘meat alternatives’

Marc Brazeau | 
The US Cattlemen's Association is making a pre-emptive strike against potentially misleading marketing for the next wave of meat alternatives ...
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How the genetics revolution is upending our concept of disease—and how that could improve healthcare

Arthur Caplan | 
What is a disease? This seemingly abstract and theoretical question is actually among the most practical questions in all of ...
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How Russia tried to turn America against GMOs and agricultural biotechnology and sow ideological discord

Andrew Porterfield | 
How serious was secret Russian interventionism when it comes to creating public discord over US farming and agricultural trade policy? ...
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Exploring the alternate reality of Natural News’ Mike Adams’ online ’empire of misinformation’

Jonathan Jarry | 
If there is a Wonderland filled with health scares, monsters, and miraculous concoctions, Mike Adams is building it. And its ...
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Transforming modern medicine doesn’t have to be high tech or expensive

Henry Miller | 
While intricate high-tech breakthroughs are incredible, it's important to realize the value of low-cost and low-tech ingenuity ...
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Viewpoint: Regulatory overreach looms as obstacle for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) in agriculture

Steven Cerier | 
The fast-moving world of plant breeding — fueled by advances in CRISPR and other techniques — has tossed a wrench ...
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GMO coffee is on the horizon—but will we drink it?

Ross Pomeroy | 
Remember the Gros Michel banana? If you're under the age of seventy, you probably don't. That's because in the 1950s ...
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Getting to the roots of insomnia and what you can do about it

Ben Locwin | 
Ever struggle with sleep? Almost all of us will at some point our lifetime. Several factors are at play--including travel ...
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Viewpoint: Bans on neonicotinoid insecticides may not actually help bees

Caroline Hauxwell | 
Public pressure is growing in Australia to ban the sale of pesticides called neonicotinoids because of their harmful effects on bees. The ...
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Biodiversity is more than just beauty: ‘It is the very apparatus that holds us steady’

Elizabeth Boakes | 
Biodiversity is integral to life, but is more than just a huge number of species: It also represents the variations ...
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15 surprising GMO and gene-edited crop advances underway in South and Central America

Daniel Norero | 
Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked ...
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Are consumer genetic tests misused by doctors and alternative health providers?

David Warmflash | 
Health practitioners with little or no training or perspective in genetics are dabbling in this rapidly advancing field. Utilizing results ...
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Talking Biotech: ‘Farm Babe’ Michelle Miller takes on critics of GMOs, modern farming

Kevin Folta, Michelle Miller | 
Writer Michelle Miller: The 'Food Babe' is critical of those who marginalize farmers and farming, and a powerful voice for ...
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Engineering more digestible grass could reduce livestock pastures and give us cheaper biofuels

Rebecca Nesbit | 
The problem with grass is that it has tough cellular walls that make it difficult to digest. But researchers say ...
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How the vampire bat came to feed on blood, and what we can learn from its droppings

Ricki Lewis | 
Why do the three species of vampire bats eat only blood, compared to the 1,240 other species that are perfectly ...
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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

Steven Cerier | 
For years, critics of GMOs have focused on the idea that modern technologies have allowed plant breeders to take genetic ...
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Understanding the genetics of height—and why it matters in the fight against many human disorders

Jennifer Cable | 
Hoping to help researchers find links between diseases and mutations, the UK Biobank opened its vault last summer, allowing access ...
Do vaccines contain glyphosate? Examining the anti-GMO claim

Do vaccines contain glyphosate? Examining the anti-GMO claim

Andrew Porterfield | 
Many GMO critics believe that vaccines are contaminated with glyphosate. A look at how vaccines are made and how glyphosate ...
Reinforcing the human heart: Integrating human cells, electronics and nanomaterials

Reinforcing the human heart: Integrating human cells, electronics and nanomaterials

David Warmflash | 
Future of heart care: Cardiac patch that doesn't merely beat, but also provides monitoring and, if needed, electrical stimulation and ...
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Africa could become a world agricultural leader in CRISPR and other new breeding techniques (NBTs)

Lominda Afedraru | 
It is 8:30 East African Standard Time.  I disembark from a van filled with science journalists from Kampala, Uganda and ...