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Talking Biotech: Should milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GMO crops be labeled?

Alison Van Eenennaam, Paul Vincelli | 
Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Data shows that products from animals fed genetically engineered crops are no different than those fed ...
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Could 2018 mark the end of the anti-GMO movement?

Marc Brazeau | 
Editor's note: This article is part one of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t even close to being able to engineer superhumans

Jim Kozubek | 
We know there are genes that contribute to intelligence. But the relationship between those genes and our intelligence is so ...
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Viewpoint: California’s looming coffee cancer warning shows how judges and lawyers can subvert science

Alex Berezow | 
A judge in California is going to determine whether or not coffee causes cancer. Think about that. We live in ...
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State of mind: Will computers learn to act and think like we do?

Subhash Kak | 
The technology that drives artificial intelligence is constantly moving forward. But will machines every gain the human equivalent of a ...
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Ugandan farmers now wonder if they will ever get access to GMO crops

Isaac Ongu | 
Disease-resistant bananas, drought-resistant corn and other GMO crops developed by Ugandan scientists could help farmers increase yields, reduce pesticide use ...
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‘Brain banks’: Why these scientists want your brain

Rae Ellen Bichell | 
Researchers are striving to build collections of brains free of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. A stronger base of ...
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NBC News’ Richard Engel’s son diagnosed with Rett syndrome. Why that’s such a rarity

Ricki Lewis | 
The Today Show recently reported the sad story of Henry Engel—the toddler son of correspondent Richard Engel and his wife Mary Forrest who ...
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Animal breeders are blocked worldwide from using genetic engineering. Here’s why.

Steven E. Cerier | 
Stringent regulations have made it almost impossible for GE animals to be approved for sale in the US. It took ...
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Could modern influenza outbreaks escalate into devastating pandemics like the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’?

David Warmflash | 
It is unlikely that we will ever experience anything like the 1918 outbreak, but researchers say we could see outbreaks ...
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CRISPR gene-edited food in Europe? Questions remain on crop breeding regulations

Gregory Jaffe | 
The European Court of Justice recommended new techniques be exempt from GMO regulations, but left key questions unanswered, writes Gregory ...
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Talking Biotech: Know Ideas Media gives scientists platform to discuss future of food and farming

Kevin Folta, Nick Saik | 
Canadian filmmaker Nick Saik is taking the 100+ hours of footage he recorded for his Know GMO documentary and turning ...
Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Andrew Porterfield | 
Usually, a video with kids talking is cute, funny, perhaps poignant. However, scientists’ and farmers’ reactions to a promotional video ...
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Waging war against the mosquito: Split-gene drive could hinder spread of Zika

Caroline Seydel | 
The use of split-gene drives could alleviate the concerns of critics who worry about unexpected effects of releasing gene-edited mosquitos ...
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Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 29, 2018

Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free | Paul McDivitt Genetic engineering, CRISPR and ...
Marrying close relatives offers genetic risks and benefits for offspring

Marrying close relatives offers genetic risks and benefits for offspring

Andrew Porterfield | 
Endogamy is a powerful but controversial cultural tool. It also can play surprising roles in health and disease ...
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Shill gambit: Are geneticists who work for corporations less ethical than university researchers?

Layla Katiraee | 
Scientists who work for corporations, particularly in the agricultural or pharmaceutical industries, often face accusations that they are "shills," and ...
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Human muscles from stem cells: Advance could aid research into muscular dystrophy, other diseases

Ricki Lewis | 
Muscle created with stem cells is not quite as strong as the researchers would like. But they think these new ...
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Lessons learned from the 2017 Monsanto dicamba herbicide fiasco

Kevin Folta, Cameron English | 
Farmers, university scientists, the EPA and ag companies are working together to figure out what went wrong and how to ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s how activists manipulate cell phone cancer risk statistics to fool regulators

Geoffrey Kabat | 
Although some people argue that cell phone usage contributes to rising brain cancer rates, analysis of the data shows no ...
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Genetic engineering, CRISPR and food: What the ‘revolution’ will bring in the near future

Steven Cerier | 
Genetic engineering and gene editing have the potential to radically transform our lives if they can overcome the objections of ...
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Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free

Paul McDivitt | 
US government funding and royalty-free Bt technology from Monsanto will enable West African countries to provide farmers with free cowpea ...
Battling depression with pharmacogenetics: Genetic screening could eliminate trial-and-error approach to medications

Battling depression with pharmacogenetics: Genetic screening could eliminate trial-and-error approach to medications

Ricki Lewis | 
A new report suggests that antidepressants may soon be added to the growing list of medications that can be genetically ...
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Viewpoint: Headline-grabbing attempt to edit living human’s DNA needs reality check

Annie Keller | 
For the first time, doctors have attempted to edit faulty genes inside the body of a human patient — a ...
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Viewpoint: 6 ways IARC Director Christopher Wild lied to Congress about cancer agency’s glyphosate debacle

David Zaruk | 
While the outgoing head of the embattled agency refused to testify before the US House Science Committee, he did send ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 22, 2018

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 22, 2018

Viewpoint: It’s unreasonable to think Big Ag controls pro-GMO scientists | Cameron English I was diagnosed with breast cancer. How genetic ...
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Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

Steve Savage | 
One common belief about modern farming is that farmers use pesticides in excess on their crops. A plant scientist explains ...
Finding meaning in the music of our genes

Finding meaning in the music of our genes

Andrew Porterfield | 
There is a musical pattern to our DNA, and it may help us understand how genes work and pinpoint diseases ...