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New guidelines for patients who opt-out of DNA screens too limiting

New guidelines for patients who opt-out of DNA screens too limiting

Meredith Knight | 
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics updated their policies to let patients decide if they want to participate ...
Ancient viral DNA may play key role in how human stem cells work

Ancient viral DNA may play key role in how human stem cells work

Kenrick Vezina | 
A significant portion of our genetic material is comprised of holdovers from viral infections long ago. Now it seems like ...
Epigenomic boom over hyped?

Epigenomic boom over hyped?

Meredith Knight | 
Epigenetics promises to explain the relationships between our genes and environments, but some scientists argue it may be going too ...
Breakthrough STAP stem cell researchers officially guilty of misconduct

Breakthrough STAP stem cell researchers officially guilty of misconduct

Kenrick Vezina | 
Earlier this year researchers at Japan's RIKEN institute announced a remarkably easy way to produce stem cells -- the holy ...
Another step towards designer babies?

Another step towards designer babies?

Tabitha M. Powledge | 
A non-invasive test that is much more accurate than current methods to detect abnormalities in a fetus's genome is now ...
Most ‘dangerous’ anti-science GMO critic? Meet Mike Adams–Conspiracy junkie runs alternative ‘health’ empire

Most ‘dangerous’ anti-science GMO critic? Meet Mike Adams–Conspiracy junkie runs alternative ‘health’ empire

Jon Entine | 
He just may be the most influential—and scientists say the most irresponsible—voice in the crusade to demonize GMOs and undermine ...
French fries and skinny genes: Are we programmed to be obese?

French fries and skinny genes: Are we programmed to be obese?

Meredith Knight | 
Genes and diet interact to pack on pounds, but not as much as the media thinks. Even as we learn ...
MIT researchers use MRI to study genetic activity in brains

MIT researchers use MRI to study genetic activity in brains

Kenrick Vezina | 
MIT researchers have used genetic engineering and a bit of chemistry to make it possible, for the first time, to ...
CNN's irresponsible article on '10 ways to avoid GMOs'--No, GMOs are not unsafe

CNN’s irresponsible article on ’10 ways to avoid GMOs’–No, GMOs are not unsafe

XiaoZhi Lim | 
CNN's article about 10 ways to avoid GMOs was not grounded in fact and misled many readers, a clear example ...
Gene studies suggest 'races' may exist but sociologists push back, fearing stereotypes

Gene studies suggest ‘races’ may exist but sociologists push back, fearing stereotypes

Meredith Knight | 
Sociologists worry that research into population differences will create a new kind of racism while geneticists believe that social scientists ...
Breakthrough biology: First synthetic chromosome for yeast created, capping month of biotech innovations

Breakthrough biology: First synthetic chromosome for yeast created, capping month of biotech innovations

Kenrick Vezina | 
Scientists have created the first man-made chromosome for yeast, a landmark for synthetic biology that promises to push the boundaries ...
Can grapefruits be dangerous with drugs? The answer is in our genes

Can grapefruits be dangerous with drugs? The answer is in our genes

Ben Locwin | 
Many people believe that just because a food is unprocessed that it's safe. But many foods can interact with drugs, ...
Birth of ‘living materials’ at MIT combines synthetic biology, materials engineering

Birth of ‘living materials’ at MIT combines synthetic biology, materials engineering

Kenrick Vezina | 
Hot on the heels of the creation of bionic plants, MIT has announced the development of "living materials" using bacteria, ...
Non-GMO beer? Label makes no sense

Non-GMO beer? Label makes no sense

XiaoZhi Lim | 
Beer's usual ingredients - water, barley or wheat, hops and yeast - are not available as genetically modified crops, yet ...
Largest genome ever sequenced: Loblolly pine

Largest genome ever sequenced: Loblolly pine

Kenrick Vezina | 
A new record: scientists successfully sequenced the genome of the loblolly pine, a 100-foot-tall tree with 23 billion base pairs ...
Organic farmer call to action: We can work with GMO farmers to feed the world

Organic farmer call to action: We can work with GMO farmers to feed the world

Rob Wallbridge | 
The debate should not be whether organics or GMOs are best suited to meet global food challenges. That's a false ...
Revisiting the "gay gene" controversy: Homosexuality is only a disorder if society makes it one

Revisiting the “gay gene” controversy: Homosexuality is only a disorder if society makes it one

Kenrick Vezina | 
Earlier this year, findings shared at the annual AAAS meeting triggered a firestorm of "gay gene" headlines and reactionary op-eds ...
Honoring of Green Revolution's Norman Borlaug ignites ideological skirmishes

Honoring of Green Revolution’s Norman Borlaug ignites ideological skirmishes

Kenrick Vezina | 
Today would have been Norman Borlaug's 100th birthday. As the father of the Green Revolution he is credited with saving ...
Whole-genome sequencing in your doctor’s office? A reality check, but sooner than later

Whole-genome sequencing in your doctor’s office? A reality check, but sooner than later

Tabitha M. Powledge | 
The cost of genome sequencing hasn't really plummeted, but it's still dramatically cheaper than it used to be. Does that ...
Bill Nye isn't really an anti-GMO guy

Bill Nye isn’t really an anti-GMO guy

Kenrick Vezina | 
The Physics Police blog uncovered an episode of Bill Nye's "Eye of Nye" from 2005 in which Nye might be ...
Your genes give you a unique world of smells--1.7 trillion scents

Your genes give you a unique world of smells–1.7 trillion scents

Kenrick Vezina | 
Humans can distinguish between 1.7 trillion smells on average. Ed Yong blogs about it at National Geographic, revealing in the ...
Transhumanism in the crosshairs: The dark side of radical longevity

Transhumanism in the crosshairs: The dark side of radical longevity

Kenrick Vezina | 
Will the radical longevity promised by futurists like J. Craig Venter allow us to create hell on earth, intentionally or ...
New York Times flunks genetic literacy challenge: No, mutations don’t kill-off genes

New York Times flunks genetic literacy challenge: No, mutations don’t kill-off genes

Ben Locwin | 
The New York Times failed a recent genetic literacy 'test' in a story on the genetic roots of diabetes ...
GMO war of words: On "contamination"

GMO war of words: On “contamination”

Gloria Dawson | 
The use of the word "contamination", as used by organic farmers worried about GM crops invading their fields from neighboring ...
Chicken genomes and human history: What can the DNA of our animal associates can reveal about our past?

Chicken genomes and human history: What can the DNA of our animal associates can reveal about our past?

Kenrick Vezina | 
A new study uses chicken genetics to poke holes in the theory that Polynesians reached South America before Europeans. It ...
Cornell Prof Davies dismantles claims in Hawaii that GMO crops are a "pesticide centered technology"

Cornell Prof Davies dismantles claims in Hawaii that GMO crops are a “pesticide centered technology”

Peter J Davies | 
A subtle shift has occurred in the tactics of anti-GMO campaigners in Hawaii. As they began losing the science argument ...
Rootworm are evolving to resist GM Bt corn developed to kill it

Rootworm are evolving to resist GM Bt corn developed to kill it

Gloria Dawson | 
Crop mismanagement may lead to rapid rootworm resistance to Bt corn, according to a study published in the Proceedings of ...
Milk genes: Why only some of us can drink milk

Milk genes: Why only some of us can drink milk

Tabitha M. Powledge | 
The Class Mammalia is, after all, defined by the gland that produces milk. But while most of us have lost ...

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