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President’s Science Commitment, FDA Face Scrutiny in Wake of GMO Salmon Fiasco

The Genetic Literacy Project’s investigation of White House interference in the approval process for genetically modified salmon continues to boil ...
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Genetic testing of Newtown shooter will provide few answers

Kenrick Vezina | 
It’s difficult to contemplate what could drive a young man to kill 20 schoolchildren, six teachers, his own mother, and ...

The curious genetics of “werewolves”

Kenrick Vezina | 
Forgive my lapse in political correctness, but I recalled those cards when I saw the word “hypertrichosis” in a recent ...

Genetics’ effect on intelligence and society

Kenrick Vezina | 
Fewer subjects are more controversial than the study of genetics and its relation to just about every facet of human ...

Identifying genetic markers will not stop crime

Kenrick Vezina | 
Discussion turned, in the wake of the Newtown killings, to better mental health services. If we could simply identify homicidal ...

Anti-GMO movement should follow the money instead of wasting its time on labels

Kenrick Vezina | 
Over the past several years I have spent a great deal of time in high-security, limited-access genetic modification laboratories. While ...
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Evolution may contradict ‘dumb jock’ notion

Kenrick Vezina | 
According to a popular stereotype, intellectual achievement and athleticism are inversely linked. Now a controversial view of evolution suggests that ...
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Cadaver stem cells offer new hope of life after death

Kenrick Vezina | 
Medical DailyRadical New Technique Extracts Stem Cells From CadaversMedical DailyHuman bone marrow holds mesenchymal stem cells, which can be converted ...

Patents and trademarks: My plants broke the law

Kenrick Vezina | 
Patents and trademarks: My plants broke the lawThe Idaho StatesmanDistinctiveness has always been a potential bone of contention, especially since ...
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DNA tests target Native Americans

Kenrick Vezina | 
The Center for Genetics and Society, which takes an ultra-conservative view of genetic screening and genetic technology, takes a one-sided ...
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The global transgenic menagerie

Kenrick Vezina | 
Both sides of the debate over genetic modification in animals -- AquaBounty's “Frankenfish” salmon included -- tend to make it ...
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FDA AquaBounty Draft Environmental Assessment Summary

Here are the four leaked pages of the April 19, 2012 FDA AquaBounty Draft Environmental Assessment Summary ...
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New class of GM mosquito rattles anti-GMO campaigns

Sarah Fecht | 
The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide whether or not to allow the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to ...
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Indian scientists found guilty of marketing contaminated GM cotton seeds

Kenrick Vezina | 
India TodayIndian scientists found guilty of marketing contaminated GM cotton seedsIndia TodayCertain tests conducted in 2004 at the National Research ...
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Greenpeace’s disinformation campaign against Golden Rice, and science, prevails in China

Jon Entine | 
In late summer, the Asian arm of Greenpeace issued an alarming press release headlined: “24 children used as guinea pigs ...
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Genetic pre-natal test opens window to improved diagnoses, stirs concerns

Jon Entine | 
New fetal screening tests using gene chips instead of conventional chromosomal evaluation to identify congenital diseases may ignite a turf ...
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Geneticists and physicists collaborate on a DNA dark matter detector

Sarah Fecht | 
DNA may help out in the hunt for dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 25 percent of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 -- ...