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Viewpoint: It’s unreasonable to think Big Ag controls pro-GMO scientists

Cameron English | 
Scientists are generally inclined to dislike big companies--but they know that biotechnology has made our food supply safer and more ...
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Learning what Alzheimer’s does to the brain could lead to personalized treatments

Anna Cranston | 
Researchers are learning more about the causes and progression of the disease. This leads them to suggest that new treatment ...
IARC cancer agency mounts PR effort as probe of possible corruption grows

IARC cancer agency mounts PR effort as probe of possible corruption grows

Andrew Porterfield | 
The agency was heavily criticized for the methodology used in declaring the herbicide glyphosate a "probable carcinogen." Now IARC is ...
Sex and genetics: We're looking for someone who isn't an exact match of ourselves

Sex and genetics: We’re looking for someone who isn’t an exact match of ourselves

David Warmflash | 
We know that both men and woman are attracted to each other's shapes. But human sexual desire, and partner preference, ...
Tackling bees' greatest threat: Lithium chloride could kill Varroa destructor mites without harming bees

Tackling bees’ greatest threat: Lithium chloride could kill Varroa destructor mites without harming bees

Ross Pomeroy | 
A new study suggests that tiny doses of lithium chloride could be an easy and effective treatment for Varroa mites, ...
Deepening the nature v. nurture debate: How hormones impact development in the womb is often most key

Deepening the nature v. nurture debate: How hormones impact development in the womb is often most key

Cherrie Newman | 
Hormones released into an expectant mother's bloodstream may affect the child's intelligence, mental health and susceptibility to stress, among other ...
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer. How genetic testing guided what to do next.

Ricki Lewis | 
Genetics counselor and writer Ricki Lewis explains how a breast cancer diagnosis led her to genetic testing—and why she decided ...
In Uganda, anti-GMO scare tactics even taint conventional hybrid crops

In Uganda, anti-GMO scare tactics even taint conventional hybrid crops

Lominda Afedraru | 
Uganda is moving closer to allowing cultivation of GMO crops. But there is considerable confusion among the Ugandan public over ...
Talking Biotech: 91-year-old geneticist Maxine Thompson aims to expand fruit diversity with new berry breeds

Talking Biotech: 91-year-old geneticist Maxine Thompson aims to expand fruit diversity with new berry breeds

Kevin Folta, Maxine Thompson | 
Oregon State fruit breeder Maxine Thompson: A trailblazer in plant science, now retired from academia, she continues to work on ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 15, 2018

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 15, 2018

Rethinking the pesticides–neonicotinoids–bee health crisis narrative: Why the media get it wrong | Jon Entine Viewpoint: Oprah for president? Junk science ...
Talking Biotech: Bayer geneticist Ray Shillito on communicating with the public about agricultural biotechnology, and more

Talking Biotech: Bayer geneticist Ray Shillito on communicating with the public about agricultural biotechnology, and more

Kevin Folta, Ray Shillito, Angie Adkin | 
Bayer plant scientist Ray Shillito: Educating the next generation of scientists about how to communicate with the public will help ...
We produce enough food on this planet to feed everyone: So why do we need GMOs?

We produce enough food on this planet to feed everyone: So why do we need GMOs?

Andrew Porterfield | 
A new "planetary boundaries" study says agriculture can be more sustainable to save the planet. Others say the numbers don't ...
Does the shape of your face affect your odds of success or failure in life?

Does the shape of your face affect your odds of success or failure in life?

David Warmflash | 
The science of facial structures has advanced tremendously in recent years, leading to a number of applications and a deeper ...
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Viewpoint: African farmers blocked from using life-saving GMO bananas by European activists

Kevin Folta | 
Anti-biotech groups funded by Western activists campaign against the commercialization of GMO crops in Africa, such as a new disease-resistant ...
Viewpoint: Oprah for president? Junk science enabler?

Viewpoint: Oprah for president? Junk science enabler?

Stephan Neidenbach | 
Oprah Winfrey’s recent speech at the Golden Globes captured the imagination of countless people with rumors spreading that it could ...
Talking Biotech's best biotechnology science stories from 2017—and what to expect in 2018

Talking Biotech’s best biotechnology science stories from 2017—and what to expect in 2018

Kevin Folta, Paul Vincelli | 
Talking Biotech hosts Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli talk about their favorite stories from 2017, and what to look for ...
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Artificial intelligence: How can we regulate without stifling innovation?

Jeremy Straub | 
There is disagreement among some of the top minds in technology when it comes to the subject of regulating artificial ...
Viewpoint: Misguided activism imperils potential of golden rice

Viewpoint: Misguided activism imperils potential of golden rice

Henry Miller | 
Golden rice has the potential to solve a significant health problem in developing nations, where hundreds of thousands of children ...
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Treating the concussion epidemic: Could spit tests identify those most likely to recover slowly?

Ricki Lewis | 
A study found that microRNA in the saliva may offer early warning signs about a person's likelihood of recovering quickly ...
Rethinking the pesticides–neonicotinoids–bee health crisis narrative: Why the media get it wrong

Rethinking the pesticides–neonicotinoids–bee health crisis narrative: Why the media get it wrong

Jon Entine | 
Are bees endangered because of the use of insecticides, and in particular the class of chemicals known as neonicotinoids, which ...
Talking Biotech: How genetic engineering can reduce cancer-causing contaminants in peanuts

Talking Biotech: How genetic engineering can reduce cancer-causing contaminants in peanuts

Kevin Folta, Dilip Shah | 
Plant pathologist Dilip Shah: GMO peanuts could help eliminate a potent threat to human health in the developing world ...
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‘Junk DNA’: Mining our genome’s dark matter for new disease treatments

Eshna Gogia | 
The term junk DNA was used to describe sequences that that do not code for proteins. Largely ignored by researchers, ...
Can online gamers help developing nations solve aflatoxin crop contamination?

Can online gamers help developing nations solve aflatoxin crop contamination?

Robin Lloyd | 
Puzzle solvers at the website Fold.it, a crowdsourcing project, are being asked to look for new and efficient ways to ...
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Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Jan. 8, 2018

Should it matter if the public is wary of gene editing and human enhancement? | Grant Jacobs Global glyphosate herbicide ban ...
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Male pregnancy may be closer than you think

David Warmflash | 
As women begin to receive uterine transplants, the question is being asked of when they will be available for men ...
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Are seed patent protections abused by Monsanto and other agro-corporations?

Andrew Porterfield | 
Anti-GMO critics often claim major agricultural companies use seed patents to control farmers rights, which they say also limits innovation ...
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Banning glyphosate: France may replace well-tested herbicide with pelargonic and other more toxic ‘natural’ chemicals

Josh Bloom | 
Activists say glyphosate can be replaced with natural herbicides—but "natural" doesn't necessarily mean that they're safer or better for the ...
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Even if you don’t believe in God, religion may shape your subconscious thinking

Brittany Cardwell, Jamin Halberstadt | 
Although non-believers reject religion, Christian beliefs still shape much of Western thought. Both believers and non-believers have similar subconscious attitudes ...