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More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with zero genetically modified ingredients contain genes—and why that matters

More than a third of Americans think that only GMO foods contain genes. Even worse--people aren't looking to scientists to ...

After another promising Alzheimer’s drug trial fails, we have to ask: Are we on the right path to a cure?

Vicky Jones | 
As trial after trial of beta-amyloid drugs fail, there's a possibility that Alzheimer's researchers have the wrong target ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait, Part 2: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat analyzes ‘flawed’ Roundup-cancer verdicts

Cameron English, Geoffrey Kabat | 
Does Bayer's weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) cause cancer? Three California juries have said yes, while a global consensus of experts ...
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‘Circular sustainability’: Beer makers turn booze into bread to combat food waste

Lucy Stitzer | 
The efforts of the beer industry point to significant progress in the battle against food waste ...
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Podcast: ‘Straight out lies’ from anti-GMO groups hinder Africa’s food security, South African biologist says

Jennifer Thomson, Kevin Folta | 
Africa has the most to gain from embracing crop biotechnology, yet the continent's farmers are still largely denied access to ...
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Why this lesser-known CRISPR sibling could be a key tool in fight against drug-resistant bacteria, viruses and parasites

Kristen Hovet | 
A “highly specific and programmable” CRISPR tool could become one of our main tools for fighting pathogens ...

Podcast: Getting back to nature—7 reasons you should start a home garden

Steve Savage | 
Our collective desire to get “back to nature” is probably one of the better instincts from the Woodstock era that ...

Scrambled DNA fragments could open doors to higher crop yields, new herbicides

Kevin Folta | 
Plants have shown a wide range of reactions after being edited with random bits of genetic material. Some grow faster ...
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Mad genius and genes: Are highly creative people more likely to suffer mental illness?

Andrew Porterfield | 
The idea of the "creative madman" (or woman) has persisted throughout history with Vincent Van Gogh as Exhibit A. Science ...

Viewpoint: Will FDA finally crack down on ‘false and misleading’ Non-GMO Project labels?

Henry Miller | 
How much will mega food companies care until FDA decides to enforce the law? ...
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Podcast: Did a legendary train ride really lead to the rediscovery of Mendel’s laws?

Kat Arney | 
A Victorian scientist's train ride to London leads to the rediscovery of Mendel's laws of inheritance, Nice story, but is ...
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Searching for genetic answers: What makes monkeys different from humans?

James Howe | 
Less than 50 of our 20,000 genes are unique to humans. What separates us from monkeys? ...
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Viewpoint: We should be careful about ‘crossing the germline’ in gene editing humans

Eleanor Feingold | 
CRISPR gene editing has the possibility to transform disease management, but we can't be scared of editing somatic cells ...
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Golden Rice, Part 2: Will nutritionally enhanced rice work and help solve malnutrition in developing countries?

Adrian Dubock | 
For more than a quarter of a century, vitamin A deficiency (VAD) has been recognized by the United Nations as ...
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Podcast: Where blackberries came from—and how genetics made them so delicious

Chad Finn, Kevin Folta | 
Blackberries are a popular, healthy fruit consumed by people all over the world. Over the last century, significant progress has ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat should replace farm animals as food

Matti Wilks | 
Why so many people resist cultured meat -- and why they shouldn't ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat on how to spot junk science in the news

Cameron English, Geoffrey Kabat | 
A Google search for "glyphosate" returns 10,300,000 results—conflicting news stories, opinion articles and videos of varying accuracy. Some of these ...
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Viewpoint: What defines a female athlete? Law professor, former runner’s case for why Caster Semenya’s testosterone levels critical in determining if she should compete with women

Doriane Lambelet Coleman | 
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that intersex athletes must reduce their testosterone to within accepted female levels ...
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Golden Rice, Part 1: The story of a GMO crop that could benefit billions of children a year

Adrian Dubock | 
For billions of people, the stakes could not be higher ...
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Podcast: Could a benign virus save Florida’s devastated orange industry from citrus greening disease?

Kevin Folta, Steve Savage | 
Huanglongbing, or HLB, is the Chinese term for the Yellow Dragon Disease–usually referred to as citrus greening.  The disease first ...
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Viewpoint: Regulators should embrace the Vatican’s decade-old endorsement of GMOs

Henry Miller | 
If only legislators and regulators would “get religion" and take the Pontifical Academy’s decade-old recommendations to heart ...
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Podcast: How science brought us ‘synthetic’ fertilizer, and why it was a game changer for farmers

Steve Savage | 
Bet you never thought fertilizer was magical but that changes today! On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant ...
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Geopolitics of gene editing

Abishur Prakash | 
For a handful of countries, gene editing is key to their future power ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO forces in Nigeria have abandoned reason and the nation’s best interests

Opuah Abeikwen | 
Protecting health and and food security is best done through dialogue and education, not threats and smear campaigns ...
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Was our brain growth kick-started by ancestors scavenging bone marrow from animal carcasses?

Richard Kemeny | 
A new theory challenges assumptions about when and how our ancestors altered their behaviors to boost brainpower ...
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Why the ‘chemical free’ organic industry has a ‘pesticide problem’

Andrew Porterfield | 
The organic label is often touted as meaning "pesticide free" and has become a rallying cry for anti-GMO activists. But ...
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Worried about low T? Treatments may be a costly placebo—and could even hurt you

Meredith Knight | 
Testosterone therapy does little to counter the effects of aging. But it does have the potential to be harmful for ...