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Chasing the genetic origins of ‘burning man syndrome’

Roger Chriss | 
Imagine a scorching pain in your hand or foot, as if from a hot coal. Imagine just a light touch ...
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Searching for biotech solutions to problems plaguing livestock in Africa

Lominda Afedraru | 
In Africa, scientific research involving biotechnology innovations in agriculture has largely focused on finding ways to produce better crops. But, ...
Viewpoint: US EPA rebuffs activist lobbying, finds neonicotinoids not key driver of bee health problems

Viewpoint: US EPA rebuffs activist lobbying, finds neonicotinoids not key driver of bee health problems

Henry Miller | 
In The Neonic Ban: A Scientific Fraud Becomes Enshrined In EU Regulatory Law, I described the many elements of corruption that ...
Helpless at birth: Why human babies are different than other animals

Helpless at birth: Why human babies are different than other animals

Meredith Knight | 
Big brains and narrow hips were long blamed for the relative helplessness of human babies at birth. But the energy ...
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If DNA can predict facial construction, how can we ever have genetic privacy?

Caitlin Curtis, James Hereward | 
DNA can now predict your facial structure. What does that mean for personal privacy? ...
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Viewpoint: EU’s neonicotinoid ban is a ‘scientific fraud’ and won’t protect bees

Henry Miller | 
Five years after the European Union imposed a temporary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, an “experts committee” of the member states ...
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Viewpoint: Questioning Nature’s publication of anti-glyphosate letter

André Heitz | 
On March 21, 2018, Nature published a letter by French journalists Stéphane Foucart and Stéphane Horel, “Risks associated with glyphosate ...
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Using CRISPR to block production of HIV in infected cells

Kristen Hovet | 
Contracting HIV is no longer the death sentence that it was in the 1980s and early 90s. The first cases ...
What's in the CRISPR drawer for farming and food?

What’s in the CRISPR drawer for farming and food?

Marc Brazeau | 
Most of us have heard of the gene edited non-browning mushroom that passed through USDA review without the regulatory hurdles ...
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Talking Biotech: Mexico’s complicated relationship with GMO corn

Paul Vincelli, Sol Ortiz Garcia | 
Mexico is the center of origin for maize, and there is a substantial interest in protecting the genetic integrity of ...
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Viewpoint: Why we aren’t yet on the verge of a preemie prediction test

Ricki Lewis | 
Earlier this month, I saw an interesting juxtaposition of newly-published papers making headlines. One was about predicting breast cancer recurrence ...
Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren't threats to bees

Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren’t threats to bees

Iida Ruishalme | 
Glyphosate is a herbicide, in other words, it is toxic to plants. Its target enzyme is not found in insects ...
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Can we eat our way to better sleep? Why probiotics might help

Hannah Thomasy | 
Our gut microbiome controls much more than we know - it even helps regulate the sleep cycle. Stressed medical students ...
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A view from CRISPRcon: Hope, promise and ‘an unmistakable sense of urgency’

Anna Everette | 
The title of this article is partially borrowed from a fascinating Lightning Presentation delivered by John Doench of Broad Institute ...
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Can new IARC director bridge gap between controversial cancer agency and rest of scientific community?

Geoffrey Kabat | 
A look at IARC’s recent record suggests that skepticism is in order ...
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Viewpoint: Expansion of BRCA screening creates need to know more about breast cancer, treatments

Katherine Drabiak | 
Consumer DNA tests can now check for breast-cancer-causing BRCA mutations, however, cancer risk is highly misunderstood ...
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Wheat and celiac disease: Modern breeding not to blame for gluten—but gene editing could help

Kevin Folta | 
New research shows that the immune-reactive agents of modern wheat have been around a long time, and are not necessarily ...
Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Jon Entine | 
Jon Entine, Executive Director of the Genetic Literacy Project | June 13, 2018 Highlights: Anti-GMO activists, aided by Russian propaganda, ...
We need transplantable organs. How far should we go to get them?

We need transplantable organs. How far should we go to get them?

Ingfei Chen | 
Human organs are vital to saving human lives, but how far should we go to create them? ...
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US Food Sovereignty Alliance: Coalition of NGOs campaigns against GMOs and promotes ‘agroecology’

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA), founded in 2010, is a US-based alliance of “food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based ...
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Talking Biotech: Is modern wheat breeding to blame for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Kevin Folta, Senay Simsek | 
Food scientist Senay Simsek: Gluten sensitivity is not caused by the genetic improvement of wheat varieties ...
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How dreams may help us declutter our brains and solve problems

Ben Locwin | 
Do you remember your dreams from last night? In how much detail? Were they related to anything you experienced during ...
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Anti-GMO groups draw FDA rebuke over misrepresentation of Golden Rice nutrition

Andrew Porterfield | 
Finally, the FDA weighed in on Golden Rice, with its May 24 announcement approving it for use in the United ...
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How do you know ‘pseudoscience’ when you see it?

Jonathan Jarry | 
Ontario Correactology Health Care Centres offer 'natural' ways to manage pain, but they're not scientifically proven ...
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The future of meat: Can science replace animals?

Nazimi Açıkgöz | 
All economic activities related to research, development, production, trade and consumption of plants, animals and all other living things are ...
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Looking for a memory boost? Forget crossword puzzles and get more sleep

Ben Locwin | 
People try numerous methods to stave off the memory decline associated with old age, but how many of them actually ...
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Who should pay for million-dollar life-saving gene therapies?

Sterghios Moschos | 
While life-changing and life-saving gene therapies are going on the market, they have price tags that many cannot pay for ...
Viewpoint: The faulty logic behind popular anti-GMO meme 'it just feels right'

Viewpoint: The faulty logic behind popular anti-GMO meme ‘it just feels right’

Curtis Hannah | 
I don’t know about you, but I have never liked the sound the letters TO, TWO, and TOO makes. Maybe ...

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