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 ...
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Why biodiversity might not always be such a good thing for our health

Christie Wilcox | 
While some think of the "dilution effect" as settled science, some ecologists argue that claiming conservation will broadly reduce disease ...
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Review of Whitewash (or Hogwash?): Carey Gillam’s glyphosate book betrays science, undermines our understanding of cancer

Mary Mangan | 
Last fall a new book hit the shelves, timed to coincide with public hearings on the European Union’s re-authorization of ...
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With imaging advances, brain researchers no longer rely on cadavers and freak accidents

David Warmflash | 
The increased use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a research tool could lead to better understanding of a wide ...
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Chasing the ‘warrior gene’ and why it looks like a dud so far

Kristen Hovet | 
The year is 2025. The US has gone to war. Young Americans are being conscripted in droves, and those with ...
Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

Bill Wirtz | 
In January, the European Parliament announced that it will set up a Special Committee on the Union’s authorization procedure for ...
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Does GMO corn increase crop yields? 21 years of data confirm it does—and provides substantial health benefits

Paul McDivitt | 
While many studies show that genetically modified crops contribute to yield gains, GMO critics say that they don’t. Such claims, ...
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Cancer quest: Moonshot initiative melds genetic data with supercomputers, but keep expectations in check

Rachel Lynch | 
It’s been two years since the Cancer Moonshot Initiative was unveiled during President Obama’s final State of the Union speech ...
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Piecing together the complex puzzle of the brain’s decision-making functions

Anne Churchland | 
A group of 21 neuroscientists are joining forces in an effort to better understand how different parts of the brain ...
USDA data confirm organic yields significantly lower than with conventional farming

USDA data confirm organic yields significantly lower than with conventional farming

Steve Savage | 
Government data comparing yields of organic vs. conventional farms finds a sharp yield edge for conventional on more than 84 ...
Why a global decline in genetic crop variety matters for the future of food

Why a global decline in genetic crop variety matters for the future of food

Karl Zimmerer | 
Preserving the genetic diversity of edible plants could help us develop new crop varieties, with useful traits such as drought ...
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Extraterrestrial life may have different chemistry, but evolutionary forces will be Earth-like

David Warmflash | 
If the forces of natural selection have shaped the development of life on Earth, there's no reason to believe those ...
Genetic engineering promises cornucopia of future products—but biotechnology critics take lethal aim

Genetic engineering promises cornucopia of future products—but biotechnology critics take lethal aim

Steven E. Cerier | 
Genetic engineering may soon be giving us products that appear to be pulled from the realm of science fiction. Researchers ...
Do cell phones cause cancer? Unlikely, but activists are skeptical of journalists who present the facts

Do cell phones cause cancer? Unlikely, but activists are skeptical of journalists who present the facts

Michael Schulson | 
While it has been theorized that radiation from cellphone usage has the ability to cause cancer, there is no evidence ...
Golden Rice: The GMO crop Greenpeace hates and humanitarians love

Golden Rice: The GMO crop Greenpeace hates and humanitarians love

Paul McDivitt | 
Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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Olympic gene doping: How WADA is managing new performance-enhancing technologies

Sean Hall | 
The start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has once again brought questions of unethical athletic performance-enhancement, or doping, to ...
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Talking Biotech: Can Oxitec’s genetically engineered insects combat fall armyworm crop damage and famine in Africa?

Kevin Folta, Simon Warner | 
Oxitec's Simon Warner: Engineered male fall armyworms contain a gene that prevents female offspring from reaching adulthood, reducing wild pest ...
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Viewpoint: Self-diagnosed celiac disease is just the latest diet obsession of wealthy white people

Hank Campbell | 
There are people who are allergic to gluten. But the recent surge in self-diagnosed Celiac sufferers is little more than ...
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GMO labeling emerges as hot-button issue in organic and conventional food industry fights

Marc Brazeau | 
Editor's note: This article is part three of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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GMO farming grows to record 457 million acres in 26 countries worldwide

Joan Conrow | 
The cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO) crops hit record levels in 2016, with 18 million farmers planting 185.1 million hectares ...
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The quest for youth, and what our genes have to say about it

Andrew Porterfield | 
Why do some people seem to age faster than others? The answer may lie in our epigenetics ...
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Viewpoint: Netflix’s ‘Okja’ perpetuates stereotypes about food, farming and scientists

Alison Van Eenennaam | 
The popular Netflix movie is a disservice to important agricultural research aimed at producing more food with fewer resources, writes ...
Viewpoint: Public enthusiasm for genetics tempered by distrust, privacy concerns

Viewpoint: Public enthusiasm for genetics tempered by distrust, privacy concerns

Jim Kozubek | 
Cheaper genome sequencing is expanding our ability to understand risks associated with genetic mutations. But not everyone embraces these advances, ...
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Gene-editing advances put us at the dawn of a revolution in medicine

Steven E. Cerier | 
So much of the public's attention is focused on the use of genetic engineering in the crops that our farmers ...
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Incurable arthritic knees? Gene therapy offers new hope

Ricki Lewis | 
Imagine a single injection into the knee vanquishing painful arthritis — forever. Gene therapies aimed at two molecular targets could ...
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How consumer-friendly GMO foods could change minds about biotech crops and animals

Marc Brazeau | 
Editor's note: This article is part two of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...