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Biotech regulation: Are democracy and science in conflict?

Kenrick Vezina | 
Why do GMOs fester in regulatory limbo for so long? Any regulatory agency attempting to address both science and people’s ...

Defeated anti-GMO coalition resurrected as GMO Inside

Jon Entine, Sarah Fecht | 
Defeated at the polls in California, anti-GM forces behind Proposition 37 have resurrected their campaign under the moniker GMO Inside ...

Disease tracking direct-to-consumer genome sequencing breaks $1000 barrier ($695)

Jon Entine | 
Whole genome sequencing, (also known as full genome sequencing, complete genome sequencing, or entire genome sequencing), is a laboratory process ...
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Myriad BRCA patents under review by SCOTUS

Are human genes patentable? Myriad genetics, which holds patents on two genes that can signal if a woman faces a ...
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Kenya issues blanket GMO ban

Sarah Fecht | 
Kenya, one of the first African countries to legalize GM technology, used to be recognized as a leader in that ...
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Gattaca alert: Personal genomics meets neo-eugenics

Jon Entine, Sarah Fecht | 
Eugenics is back into the headlines, thanks to rapid advances in personal genomics. Naturally, not everyone is inclined to greet ...
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Can organics and biotech crops coexist peacefully? Organic lobbyists hope not

Jon Entine | 
Big Organics is accelerating its attacks on the just released USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century report, “Enchancing ...
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USDA urges consideration of GMO crop insurance; Organic farmers howl

Jon Entine | 
The USDA's new report, “Enchancing Coexistence,” advocates a crop insurance pilot program for farmers harmed by cross-pollination from GM crops ...
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New eugenics and the question of personal choice

Sarah Fecht | 
Eugenics is back in the headlines. Our ability to examine and manipulate our genes is more advanced than ever. But ...
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Anti-GM corn study reconsidered: Séralini finally responds to torrent of criticism

Jon Entine | 
We are now two months into L'affaire Séralini—the publication of a maize rodent study by French scientist Gilles-Eric Séralini and ...

Human enhancement: Resistance is futile?

Kenrick Vezina | 
In the next few decades we may well see see technology currently used to aid the sick and disabled -- ...

Is gene therapy finally emerging from the shadows?

Jon Entine | 
The prospect of using gene therapy to treat diseases—particularly inherited diseases, such as sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis that ...

What’s next for the anti-GM food movement?

Jon Entine, Kenrick Vezina | 
The reflections and recriminations over the rejection of California’s Proposition 37 is in full swing. The measure was soundly defeated, ...
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Prop 37 defeated: a retrospective

Kenrick Vezina | 
California's Proposition 37 -- which would have required labeling of genetically modified foods -- failed to pass last night. While ...
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Trial lawyer heaven/natural food hell: The real-life consequences of Prop 37

Jon Entine | 
The proponents of California Proposition 37 like to frame the vote as “right to know” issue. If only that were ...
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Political correctness alert: Science literacy collapses when male/female genetics are debated

Jon Entine | 
The difficulty in discussing what everyone intuitively knows—males and females are genetically programmed to respond differently, emotionally and intellectually, to ...
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Human brains: Could we transfer the mind to other devices?

Katy Davis | 
There is no reason why the complex information processing at the core of human experience -- consciousness, the mind -- ...

As California Prop 37 vote nears, media anti-Prop 37 bias emerges

Jon Entine | 
The latest polls suggest a neck and neck race in the final days of the vote over the California genetically ...
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Genetic ethics cops shout “designer babies” to abort life saving therapy

Jon Entine | 
As we highlighted this week in Gene-ius, a dramatic, life-improving breakthrough is on the horizon in gene therapy. Researchers from ...
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Follow the money: Roots of the anti-genetic engineering movement

Henry Miller, Jay Byrne | 
Like much that transpires in politics, most of the anti-genetic engineering campaigns we’ve seen over the past 30 years are ...
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Supreme Court to hear farmer’s challenge Monsanto’s intellectual property restrictions

Dan Charles | 
Monsanto claims its genetically modified seeds — and all offspring of those seeds — as its intellectual property. If farmers ...
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Europe lags Uruguay, Pakistan, Philippines in biotech crop cultivation

Drew Kershen, Henry Miller | 
For more than 20 years, bucking a worldwide scientific consensus, the European Union (EU) has fallen behind much of the ...
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Malpractice on Dr. Oz: Pop health expert hosts anti-GM foods rant; Scientists respond

Jon Entine | 
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a popular television celebrity, is a living example of why talk show health and science should never ...

Wild West of stem cells?

Jon Entine | 
Stem cell therapy remains a brave new world with a spotty ethical and medical track record. Is that starting to ...
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Genoeconomics: Is our financial future in our chromosomes?

Jon Entine | 
The GLP carried a provocative article this week outlining the latest twist in the emerging debate over genoeconomics—the nexus of ...
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Scientists challenge organic backer Benbrook claims that GM crops increase pesticide spraying

Jon Entine | 
The ongoing hullabaloo over the controversial Seralini study and questions about the safety of foods made from genetic modified crops ...

Disturbing trend: Journalists hype fears when discussing human genetics

Jon Entine | 
Genetics is scary. That’s the popular and entirely regrettable meme that dominates the narrative pushed by “progressive” and hard right ...
Séralini scandal week 3

Séralini scandal week 3

Jon Entine | 
The European Food Safety Authority has weighed in with its assessment of the maize studyby Gilles-Eric Séralini and his research ...