Neurologic disorders may be linked to brain's immune system

Neurologic disorders may be linked to brain’s immune system

New research suggests there could be a link between certain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, and the brain's inability to clear ...
USDA scraps overhaul of GMO and gene edited crop regulations that biotech advocates viewed as 'unscientific'

USDA scraps overhaul of GMO and gene edited crop regulations that biotech advocates viewed as ‘unscientific’

The Trump administration withdrew a proposed USDA rule change made by the Obama administration that would have been the first ...
Viewpoint: Will Europe botch regulation of gene editing as it has GMOs?

Viewpoint: Will Europe botch regulation of gene editing as it has GMOs?

Plant biologist: Europe's precautionary stance toward agricultural biotechnology has all but blocked the introduction of GM crops and could provide ...
Talking Biotech: A former skeptic's struggle to bring GMO crops to Bolivia

Talking Biotech: A former skeptic’s struggle to bring GMO crops to Bolivia

Educator Cecilia Gonzalez: Bolivia has had to import GMO corn from Argentina due to crop failures. Insect-resistant Bt crops could ...
Two of a kind? Twins offer unique glimpse into human development

Two of a kind? Twins offer unique glimpse into human development

In the world of genetics, identical twins offer a valuable source for study. And they've shown that our genetic makeup ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 6, 2017

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 6, 2017

Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet’s best ecological choice | Eshna Gogia When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE ...
View from the farm: Why there is no advantage in saving seeds

View from the farm: Why there is no advantage in saving seeds

A common criticism of GMOs is that corporations force farmers to buy new seeds every year. But do farmers actually ...
There's a reason you have trouble thinking and remembering when hunger sets in

There’s a reason you have trouble thinking and remembering when hunger sets in

Why is it so hard to think while you're hungry? Researchers now believe it may come down to one protein ...
South African saga: Anti-GMO activist groups' disinformation campaign against new disease-resistant corn

South African saga: Anti-GMO activist groups’ disinformation campaign against new disease-resistant corn

South Africa's corn is already more than 90 percent GMO. An application to introduce an improved, disease-fighting variety has revved ...
Argument for rolling our clocks back: Your brain needs the morning boost

Argument for rolling our clocks back: Your brain needs the morning boost

Shifting the clock back one hour means more people won't have to wake up before sunrise. When you wake to ...
Controversy walks hand-in-hand with the artificial womb, but is it warranted?

Controversy walks hand-in-hand with the artificial womb, but is it warranted?

Research into the development of an artificial womb has sparked a wide range of conjecture from bioethicists who worry about ...
GMO acceptance resistant to education, political and religious beliefs

GMO acceptance resistant to education, political and religious beliefs

A study examining the public's 2006 views on GMOs offers a glimpse into the evolution of the ongoing debate over ...
Viewpoint: European anti-tech groups threaten to derail CRISPR gene editing in agriculture

Viewpoint: European anti-tech groups threaten to derail CRISPR gene editing in agriculture

The political decision of how to regulate gene editing and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) will determine whether Europe becomes ...
How our brain perceives time

How our brain perceives time

Internal time perception is complex, involving disperse areas of the brain. But a new field of research called neurorelativity, using ...
Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet's best ecological choice

Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet’s best ecological choice

Future crops will need to withstand conditions like climate change, low water availability, rising soil salinity, and attacks by pathogens ...
Talking Biotech: Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas on how resistance to crop biotechnology hurts small African farms

Talking Biotech: Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas on how resistance to crop biotechnology hurts small African farms

Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science: "Moral injustice" of NGOs preventing Africans from adopting GMO crops driven by "green ideology" ...
When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE insulin—approved 35 years ago

When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE insulin—approved 35 years ago

It has been 35 years since genetically engineered insulin was approved by the FDA in a process that was quick ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Oct. 30, 2017

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Oct. 30, 2017

Glyphosate-gate: Policy and science implications of IARC’s ‘predetermined’ cancer finding | Geoffrey Kabat If you lose any of these 7 organs, ...
Is organic farming sustainable? 5 carbon footprint challenges

Is organic farming sustainable? 5 carbon footprint challenges

Along with unsubstantiated claims of better nutrition and safety, supporters of organic farming often cite its lower carbon footprint as ...
Protecting against cancer: What can we learn from animals who live for centuries

Protecting against cancer: What can we learn from animals who live for centuries

There are an increasing number of genetic clues from animals that could provide hints to treating aging and age related ...
Viewpoint: Former US journalist Carey Gillam should stay out of Europe's glyphosate debate

Viewpoint: Former US journalist Carey Gillam should stay out of Europe’s glyphosate debate

A former agricultural reporter at Reuters, Gillam now presents herself as "the Rachel Carson of the GMO debate." Belgian-based risk ...
Genetics brought to bear in fight against modern cholera outbreaks

Genetics brought to bear in fight against modern cholera outbreaks

Although cholera is a disease that is thought of as mostly extinct, it still persists today in underdeveloped areas. The ...
Jon Entine podcast: Corruption and secrecy behind IARC's glyphosate cancer designation?

Jon Entine podcast: Corruption and secrecy behind IARC’s glyphosate cancer designation?

Glyphosate has been in the headlines for two weeks. Here's a background interview with the GLP's executive director explaining the ...
Back from the dead: Rebooting the brain and our battle against mortality

Back from the dead: Rebooting the brain and our battle against mortality

We may be on the verge of redefining "brain death" following the partial revival of a man in France 15 ...
Time to stop treating men and women the same when it comes to drug treatments

Time to stop treating men and women the same when it comes to drug treatments

Studies have shown that males and females metabolize drugs differently, suggesting we should be spending more time studying those differences ...
Glyphosate-gate: Policy and science implications of IARC's 'predetermined' cancer finding

Glyphosate-gate: Policy and science implications of IARC’s ‘predetermined’ cancer finding

Where high-stakes issues involve powerful beliefs, financial reward and opportunities for advancement, neither individuals nor agencies can be assumed to ...
If you lose any of these 7 organs, you'll probably be OK

If you lose any of these 7 organs, you’ll probably be OK

The human body has dozens of organs, with some clearly more critical than others. But there are several you can ...
Talking Biotech: Uganda farmer-scientist on benefits of GMO disease resistant bananas

Talking Biotech: Uganda farmer-scientist on benefits of GMO disease resistant bananas

Kevin Folta in Uganda interviews scientists and farmers about bananas resistant to crop disease and the likelihood of commercialization ...