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Dark days: Examining Europe’s history of eugenics, including forced sterilizations in Sweden

Jonathan Freedland | 
In Sweden the self-examination has already begun. A government minister has admitted that “what went on is barbaric and a ...
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Medieval crusader armies had remarkable genetic diversity

Nicola Davis | 
Crusader armies were made up of people from remarkably genetically diverse backgrounds, hailing not just from western Europe but also much further ...
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Alternative protein market gets competitive as startup Beyond Meat preps for IPO

Edward Helmore | 
Wall Street is going vegan. At some point in the next four weeks, Beyond Meat, a pioneering plant-based meat alternative ...
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People may have lived in Australia for 120,000 years—twice as long as we thought

Paul Daley | 
Extensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years ...
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3-parent baby sparks backlash after doctors use experimental procedure as a fertility treatment

Hannah Devlin | 
A baby with DNA from three people has been born in Greece following a controversial fertility treatment. The baby boy, weighing 2.9kg ...
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CRISPR-edited ‘super plants’ might be our best chance to slow climate change

Adam Popescu | 
If this were a film about humanity’s last hope before climate change wiped us out, Hollywood would be accused of ...
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Can genetic tests predict our cancer risk?

Hannah Devlin | 
The [UK] health secretary, Matt Hancock, [recently] shared his shock at discovering that he is at greater than average risk for ...
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Video: CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna explains Cas-9 gene editing

Jennifer Doudna, Jess Gormley | 
Prof Jennifer Doudna, one the pioneers of Crispr-Cas9 gene editing, explains how this revolutionary discovery enables precise changes to our ...
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EU bans popular fungicide chlorothalonil, citing ‘high risk’ to amphibians, fish and bumblebees

Damian Carrington | 
One of the world’s most common pesticides will soon be banned by the European Union after safety officials reported human health and ...

Will ‘Green New Deal’ mean the end of hamburgers?

Jan Dutkiewicz | 
Amid the various critiques of the proposed Green New Deal, few capture the alarmism of the American right quite like ...
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Roundup lawsuit: Plaintiff takes the stand against Monsanto in first federal glyphosate-cancer trial

Sam Levin | 
Edwin Hardeman, the first person to challenge Monsanto’s Roundup in a federal trial, testified [March 5] that he sprayed the ...
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Is a 10 minute cancer blood test coming soon?

Zoe Corbyn | 
About seven years ago, researchers at the US DNA sequencing company Illumina started to notice something odd. A new blood test it ...
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Monsanto lawsuit: Judge threatens to ‘shut down’ plaintiff’s attorney for presenting banned evidence in glyphosate-cancer trial

Sam Levin | 
Monsanto is facing its first federal trial over allegations that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, but a US judge has blocked ...
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Rare brain disorder—Angelman syndrome—could be treated with gene therapy in the womb

Ian Sample | 
Scientists are developing a radical form of gene therapy that could cure a devastating medical disorder by mending mutations in the brains ...
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Fears that China has used prisoners’ organs for transplants prompts call for retraction of more than 400 scientific papers

Melissa Davey | 
A world-first study has called for the mass retraction of more than 400 scientific papers on organ transplantation, amid fears ...

Intensive agriculture driving insects towards extinction, threatening “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems,” study claims

Damian Carrington | 
The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems,” according to the ...
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Peach-flavored strawberries, disease-resistant bananas? How genetic engineering is shaking up our fruit supply

Bertille Duthoit | 
New [fruit] varieties created through genetic editing and engineering promise to beat disease, and offer enticing new flavors. ... Genetically ...

‘Cheap and simple’ 10-minute blood test can detect traces of cancer

Ian Sample | 
Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap ...

Startling discovery: Ancient mixed-race girl had Neanderthal and Denisovan parents

Robin McKie | 
[T]ens of thousands of years ago, modern humans encountered Denisovans – and had sex with them. It is a startling ...

Artificial placentas could transform research into miscarriages, still births and other pregnancy disorders

Ian Sample | 
Scientists have grown “mini placentas” in a breakthrough that could transform research into the underlying causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and ...
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‘Overblown’ fear of biotech crops hinders scientific progress, Nobel laureates warn

Hannah Devlin | 
Winners of this year’s Nobel prize for chemistry say overblown fears about genetically modified foods risk preventing society benefiting from ...

Rethinking confidentiality: Does a child have the right to know if a parent has the Huntington’s disease gene?

Robin McKie | 
Lawyers are bringing a case against a London hospital trust that could trigger major changes to the rules governing patient ...
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How immunotherapy uses our immune system to attack cancer

Charles Graeber | 
Our usual defence against disease is our immune system. It does an excellent job of sorting out what doesn’t belong ...

Was life on Earth ‘just a lucky accident’? Next Mars mission will drill for answers

Robin McKie | 
American rocket engineers are being urged to push their next Mars mission to the limits of technological performance. Space scientists have ...
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Why being tall may increase your cancer risk

Nicola Davis | 
Taller people have a greater risk of cancer because they are bigger and so have more cells in their bodies ...

Robot farmers: ‘This is the revolution’

John Harris | 
In a quiet corner of rural Hampshire, a robot called Rachel is pootling around an overgrown field. With bright orange ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

Judge upholds landmark glyphosate-cancer verdict, cuts punitive damages 84% to $39 million

Sam Levin | 
A California judge has rejected Monsanto’s appeal to overturn a landmark jury verdict which found that its popular herbicide causes cancer. The ...

Stephen Hawking’s warning: Gene-edited ‘superhumans’ threaten the rest of humanity

Sarah Marsh | 
The late physicist and author Prof Stephen Hawking has caused controversy by suggesting a new race of superhumans could develop from wealthy ...