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Podcast: Are you ready for the Zero Dollar Genome?

We've broken through the thousand dollar genome barrier and are heading towards $100. Leading geneticist George Church want to take ...
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Viewpoint: How my cancer treatment turned me into a living, breathing GMO

Steve Clark | 
Whether in cancer cells or apples, GMOs are improving lives ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate harms bees? Anti-biotech campaigners attempt to revive debunked myth blaming world’s most used herbicide

Cameron English, Jon Entine | 
"The honeybee is in no way endangered. If there’s a top ten list of what’s killing honey bee colonies, I’d ...

Genetically engineered trees could save our forests—but it won’t be an easy fix

Jason Delborne | 
A biotech tree could simultaneously increase and decrease the wildness of a forest ...

Podcast: Why do we like sweet foods? How taste and smell color our sense of the world

Kevin Folta, Linda Bartoshuk | 
University of Florida researcher Linda Bartoshuk has been recognized as an expert on interactions between smell, taste and psychology for ...

Dissecting the cannabis genome in the quest for a better bud and effective medicines

Kaylee Mueller | 
Cannabis cultivators have little firm knowledge about the genetics of the plant. Researchers hope to change that ...
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Podcast: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate—Alliance for Science managing editor Joan Conrow

Cameron English, Joan Conrow | 
For many years, the developing world has been at the center of a heated debate between mainstream scientists and anti-GMO ...
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Viewpoint: The ‘thrilling’ innovations that ushered in the biotechnology revolution may not be enough to combat the huge anti-GMO propaganda machine

Judith Heimann | 
Scientists need to promote and defend the relevance of their science, even after it has left their lab ...

How this promising gene therapy for a rare neuromuscular disease was fueled by passionate parents and a dog

Ricki Lewis | 
The gene therapy will be too late for Joshua Frase. But it will be his legacy ...
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Uganda’s anti-GMO activists blamed for stonewalling nation’s new biosafety rules

Lominda Afedraru | 
A campaign by non-governmental organizations is determined to keep Uganda free of GMOs ...
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Weak links? How partial DNA matches can muddle criminal investigations

Meredith Knight | 
Using DNA collected from a crime scene, police can identify relatives of unidentified suspects through partial, or familial, matches. Legal ...
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Does Big Ag control farmers through seeds patents? Farmers don’t think so.

Andrew Porterfield | 
Farmers have a wide range of choices for seeds, including conventional and GMO. And most, for economic and performance rather ...
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Viewpoint: Defending IARC’s designation of glyphosate as carcinogenic undermines evidence-based science

Geoffrey Kabat | 
The apologetics of the decision's defenders are becoming all too predictable ...
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Searching for genetic links to suicidal thoughts and behavior

Rona Strawbridge | 
New genetic research could help identify those most at risk of suicide ...
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Podcast: Former FDA scientist Henry Miller says misguided regulation keeps safe biotech products off the market

Cameron English, Henry Miller | 
In 1982, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first "GMO" pharmaceutical drug in the world, a new ...

Why we lose when Hollywood distorts CRISPR gene editing in the name of entertainment

Victoria Lee | 
Adding misinformation to a climate of fear and distrust plants more seeds of suspicion in the public mind ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Kevin Folta responds after anti-biotech social media attacks led to his exclusion from Florida gardening event

Kevin Folta | 
Recently, University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta was invited to present a series of lectures at a seed saving ...

‘Regenerative’ is the new buzz word in agriculture. Does the sustainability hype match reality?

Andrew Porterfield, Jon Entine | 
The goal should be sustainability, not trying to advance an ideology ...
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Viewpoint: 300 scientists say FDA’s plan to regulate CRISPR-edited animals as drugs will effectively shut down innovation

Alison Van Eenennaam | 
This proposed regulatory approach for genome editing in animals will make it cost prohibitive for both U.S. researchers and livestock ...
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‘The broken promise of anonymity’? Bioethicist’s call to guard identity of sperm and egg donors is misguided

Ricki Lewis | 
Dr. Pennings’ opinion fails to capture the complexity of donation ...
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Podcast: Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is an unscientific scam

Steve Savage | 
Scammers are having a moment. On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage tackles scams within ...
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Psychopaths are among us—and why that isn’t necessarily a bad thing

Robert Ganley | 
Can psychopathic people perform certain roles better than non-psychopaths? ...
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African farmers look to genetic engineering in fight against plant diseases and pests

Steven Cerier | 
The benefits of genetic engineering will not come to fruition in Africa if the opponents of the technology continue to ...
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Censorship of biotech researchers? Geneticist Kevin Folta excluded from gardening workshop after orchestrated anti-GMO social media attacks

Cameron English | 
Folta says this incident is typical of the harassment biotech researchers have experienced at the hands of US-RTK and other ...
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Purebred? How humans invented the modern concept of ‘dog breeds’

Michael Worboys | 
Modern purebred dog breeds were created in Victorian Britain ...
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Gene therapy’s fight against ‘bubble boy’ disease may have yielded a safe cure

Meenakshi Prabhune | 
“Cure” is a strong word, but the authors are confident that it has been achieved ...

Podcast: That weird time in history when humans had 24 pairs of chromosomes

Kat Arney | 
Everyone knows that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. But if you'd looked at a textbook in the 1940s, the ...
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Taming wild plants with CRISPR gene editing in quest to find new foods

Esperanza Shenstone, Nathan Reem | 
A pilot project with groundcherries demonstrates the huge potential in gene editing wild plants for food ...