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Podcast: GMO insects loose in the wild? Inside scoop on controversial Oxitec mosquito in Brazil

Kelly Matsen, Kevin Folta | 
The tiny mosquito is a nuisance in the industrialized world, yet in developing countries it is a ruthless killer, spreading ...
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Podcast: What Doctor Who can teach us about protecting California’s grape industry from ‘alien’ bugs

Steve Savage | 
Are you a fan of the long-term sci-fi comedy Doctor Who? It's the bizarre but entertaining story of an extraterrestrial ...
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Sustainable dyes and fabrics created through synthetic biology promise to revolutionize fashion industry

Kostas Vavitsas | 
The fashion industry is responsible for 10 percent of global carbon emissions; that is more than air and sea transport ...
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Viewpoint: How organic industry opposition to CRISPR gene editing encourages pesticide use

Steven Cerier | 
The organic food movement has a bigger problem than the double standard it relies on to attack synthetic chemicals ...
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Viewpoint: ‘GMO’—the dirty three-letter word used to demonize life-saving biotechnology

Sarah Evanega | 
The demonization of this technology funds numerous NGOs and has even become a cottage industry ...
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Podcast: Recent study poses new glyphosate-cancer link. Plant geneticist Kevin Folta breaks down the data

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Despite the endless stream of dramatic headlines and warnings from environmental activist groups, an overwhelming number of studies indicate that ...
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From GMOs to BPA, why the wealthy are more likely to fall for food pseudoscience

Douglas Buhler, Sheril Kirshenbaum | 
Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food ...
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Evolution, the human diet and the meat vs. plant conundrum

Meredith Knight | 
Evidence suggests our hominin ancestors turned to meat when climate change reduced resource-rich vegetation. The signatures of these changes may ...
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If pain is subjective, how do we measure it in a meaningful way?

Jeremy Delahanty | 
You can’t exactly ask a rat to point to where it hurts ...
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Viewpoint: Activist myth-making, anti-science lobbying undermine Uganda’s path to food security

Robert Wager | 
The president's trepidation about crop biotech is science-free and largely due to the influence of Western environmental groups ...
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Tackling Stone Age stereotypes and misconceptions including this: They made tools out of more than just stone

Stephen Nash | 
Although most depictions of Stone Age hunters are male, women and children played a huge part in the creation and ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Roundup game plan’—How ‘environmental’ activists, IARC’s Chris Portier plotted attacks on Monsanto-Bayer to get glyphosate banned and cripple ag biotechnology

David Zaruk | 
The failure to retract the monograph despite overwhelming rejections from the scientific community points to a Glyphosate Gameplan at IARC ...
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Podcast: Plagiarism, data fabrication in science threaten public health. Meet one biologist who’s fighting back

Elisabeth Bik, Kevin Folta | 
Scientific misconduct is a serious problem in academia today. High-profile examples of data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism often generate lots ...
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Viewpoint: Public supports CRISPR, gene drives to battle infectious disease, plant pests—despite activist opposition

Andrew Porterfield | 
Consumers are less wary of biotechnology when they know how it's being deployed ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement hinders progress toward equity, health, sustainability

Margot Finn | 
It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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Length matters? DNA testing companies claim to assess stress, health and aging by measuring your telomeres

Elise Fouquerel, Patricia Opresko | 
By determining length of your chromosome tips - also known as telomeres - testing companies claim to offer an insight ...
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Viewpoint: GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can cut pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them

Cameron English | 
Anti-GMO activists should take a step back and look closely at some of the benefits that new genetically modified crops ...
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Artificial intelligence could revolutionize health care, but there’s no guarantee that will be a good thing

Jeremy Hsu | 
AI-driven medical tools could democratize health care, but some worry they could also worsen inequalities ...
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Viewpoint: Organic industry anti-pesticide ‘propaganda’ threatens to cripple American agriculture

Henry Miller | 
Misleading half-truths and outright misstatements offer a teaching moment about “advocacy research.” ...
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Podcast: GMO rice could yield affordable treatment to stem HIV in developing world

Evangelia Vamvaka, Kevin Folta, Michelle Wu | 
A research team developed an ingenious solution to a logistical public health problem—adding anti-HIV proteins to rice ...
Podcast: Medical scans boost your cancer risk? Recent research raises troubling questions

Podcast: Medical scans boost your cancer risk? Recent research raises troubling questions

Kat Arney, Phil Jones, Steve Elledge | 
We explore the latest findings suggesting that low doses of radiation from medical scans may enhance the growth of cancer ...
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Viewpoint: Hidden conflicts of interest cripple IARC’s biased glyphosate-cancer evaluation

David Zaruk | 
IARC has no clear understanding of what a conflict of interest is (or doesn’t care) ...
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New weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance: Tricking bacteria ‘into killing themselves’

Molly Sargen | 
Sneaky molecular biology tricks bacteria into killing themselves, in place of antibiotics ...
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NY Times’ Eric Lipton defends anti-biotech, anti-vax Moms Across America, which harasses scientists

Stephan Neidenbach | 
Journalists like Eric Lipton need to recognize where the real danger lies ...
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Using young blood to battle Alzheimer’s could be ‘an exciting new start in a frustrating field’

Ricki Lewis | 
The idea of therapeutic benefits from 'young blood' has been around a long time ...
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Podcast: This GMO probiotic helps prevent hangovers—can it ease consumer fear of biotechnology?

Cameron English, Zack Abbott | 
There's nothing quite like a hangover. After a few too many drinks and a night of restless sleep, you wake ...
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Plans to introduce GMO crops in disarray, legislators angry after Uganda’s president rejects GMO cultivation law for second time

Lominda Afedraru | 
The lawmakers could attempt to enact the legislation without the president’s signature ...