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plant 9 27 18

Trust issues: Scientific credibility suffers when industries sponsor research

John Besley et al. | 
Industry plays a central role in scientific research and development. But research shows that when companies fund science, credibility suffers ...
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Understanding the brain’s record-keeping system

Kelsey Tyssowski | 
The brain has a temporary way to keep track of memories ...
What CRISPR gene editing has taught us about the GMO debate

What CRISPR gene editing has taught us about the GMO debate

Val Giddings | 
After decades of special interest groups raising unwarranted fears and misrepresenting every aspect of so-called “GMOs”, opponents of innovation in ...
uganda 8 30 18

Opportunity lost: Has Uganda paid a price for not embracing GMOs, biotechnology?

Lominda Afedraru | 
It has been more than two decades since the commercial introduction of GMO crops. They have delivered a range of ...
smell 9 21 18 1

When the nose never knows: Exploring the genetics behind a missing sense of smell

Roger Chriss | 
Imagine life without odors. Food tastes the same regardless of how congested your nasal passages are or how damaged your ...
cancer 9 21 18 1

Can big data fight cancer by identifying those genetically predisposed to disease?

Kristen Hovet | 
Present-day cancer care is reactive. When an individual begins to have symptoms of cancer, a tumor has typically already formed ...
cheerios 9 25 18

Video: How the Environmental Working Group manipulated the math on glyphosate safety levels to create ‘Roundup in Cheerios’ scare

Nick Saik | 
The weed killer glyphosate (aka Roundup in patented form) is lauded by farmers as a safe, effective herbicide. However, there ...
Why are humans so much smarter than other primates?

Why are humans so much smarter than other primates?

Douglas Fox | 
By counting the number of neurons in brains, one scientist revolutionized our view of why Homo sapiens and nonhuman primates ...
Gmo 7 24 18

How anti-GMO research is manufactured: Challenging two Séralini-lab studies that fueled renewed safety concerns over GMOs and glyphosate

Marcel Kuntz | 
In the wake of the decision by a California federal court concluding that Monsanto’s Roundup, whose active ingredient is glyphosate, ...
Talking Biotech: There's a worldwide vanilla shortage. Can science save our favorite food flavoring?

Talking Biotech: There’s a worldwide vanilla shortage. Can science save our favorite food flavoring?

Kevin Folta, Alan Chambers | 
Vanilla is the world's favorite food flavoring—but there's not enough to go around. Thankfully, scientists are developing new ways to ...
wine 9 20 18

GMO wine: Are we ready for it?

Andrew Porterfield | 
Genetic modification of grapes could help wine growers deal with a range of challenges -- if they can be convinced ...
Sexual reproduction may not be the best evolutionary strategy. So why do we do it?

Sexual reproduction may not be the best evolutionary strategy. So why do we do it?

Meredith Knight | 
In many ways asexual reproduction is a better evolutionary strategy: only one parent is needed, and all of their genes ...
Alzheimer Disease 8 13 18 1

Things to consider before taking a genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk

Troy Rohn | 
Genetic testing is available to people who want to know if they carry a variant of a gene that confers ...
Viewpoint: UC-San Francisco is the 'academic home of the anti-GMO movement'

Viewpoint: UC-San Francisco is the ‘academic home of the anti-GMO movement’

Alex Berezow | 
Being anti-GMO is the biotech equivalent of being anti-vaccine. The scientific literature overwhelmingly and definitively has concluded that GMOs are safe ...
right 8 13 18 1

Do children have a right to know about a parent’s serious hereditary disease?

Shaun Raviv | 
Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know? Shaun ...
glyphosate 8 20 18 1

Ontario study: Some good news about glyphosate

Christopher Dufault, Robert Saik | 
These days we are exposed to a great deal of negative, one-sided and inaccurate information in the media and online ...
wild bee 9 11 18 1

Viewpoint: No, wild bees haven’t been decimated by neonicotinoids, glyphosate

Andrew Porterfield | 
Bees and pesticides (and not just insecticides) have been the focus of activists and scientists alike, particularly since a 2006-2008 ...

‘Voluntary euthanasia’: Are we ready to harvest organs while donors are still alive?

Ricki Lewis | 
In the dystopian society of Nobel prizewinner Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, cloned people are raised to provide organs for ...
Talking Biotech: Using psychology to disarm anti-GMO activists

Talking Biotech: Using psychology to disarm anti-GMO activists

Kevin Folta, Itamar Schatz | 
Activists use fear to spread doubt about GMO safety. How can scientists counter this powerful debate tactic? ...
coffee 9 11 18

Viewpoint: Coffee cancer warning illustrates failure of California’s Prop 65 law

Breanne Kincaid | 
On August 29, the FDA threw its hat into California’s eternal does-or-doesn’t-coffee-cause-cancer fight. “Requiring a cancer warning on coffee, based ...
earth 8 13 18 1

Earth’s carrying capacity and why the status quo ‘could be collectively suicidal’

Richard Heinberg | 
The co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute has a cheery vision of the future. If only that vision were plausible ...
synbio 9 11 18 1

Using engineered gut bacteria to fight genetic disease

Kostas Vavitsas | 
A Boston-based synthetic biology company is taking a novel approach to treating the rare genetic metabolic disorder Phenylketonuria. Synlogic uses ...
gmo 9 12 18

Predictability: Why there’s no reason to be looking for ‘unexpected surprises’ in GMO breeding

Andrew Porterfield | 
There's a big difference between "unintended" and "unexpected" effects from genetics and breeding, and regulators are looking for the wrong ...
corn 9 12 18

Viewpoint: EU’s new gene-editing rules show failure of scientific leadership

David Zaruk | 
On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that plants bred via recent mutagenesis techniques would fall ...
personalized 9 13 18 1

Why the promise of personalized medicine could fall short for minorities

Daniel Weinberger | 
African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies ...
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Food myth busting: Is tilapia a toxic ‘frankenfish’?

Ricki Lewis | 
Posts were appearing on my Facebook feed warning against the dangers of eating tilapia. So I decided to do a ...
sleep 8 13 18

Why those sleepless nights could increase your Alzheimer’s risk

Hannah Thomasy | 
New research suggests bad sleep causes a build-up of plaque associated with Alzheimer’s ...
aboriginal 9 10 18 12

National identity and what the genes of Aboriginal Australians tell us about ‘what it is to be human’

Patrick Whittle | 
Recent genetic research suggests that Aboriginal Australians have lived on their island continent for at least 50,000 years (with some ...