The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our just-released 2019 Annual Report.

Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.

New Yorker editor among many who stand by criticism of Vandana Shiva

Paul Raeburn | 
A profile of the anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva in The New Yorker in August by Michael Specter has drawn a blistering, 5,000-word rebuttal from Shiva, who accuses Specter ...
Screen Shot at AM

Mike Adams claims Monsanto set up “kill GMO supporters” website, as scientists, journalists face death threats

Jon Entine, Paul Raeburn | 
Knight Science Journalism's Paul Raeburn has weighed in on the increasingly sordid Mike Adams fiasco. He writes: An anti-GMO activist ...
'Designer babies': Mitochondrial misinterpretation by the media

‘Designer babies’: Mitochondrial misinterpretation by the media

Paul Raeburn | 
As the FDA took on the charge of debating the science behind three-parent IVF and mitochondrial manipulation last week, the ...
file e

New York Times recycles old news on ethics of genetic screening

Paul Raeburn | 
The NYT carried a front-page story about genetic screening techniques that have been around for two decades, raising familiar ethical ...

Questions about the 7000-year-old dark-skinned, blue-eyed hunter

Faye Flam | 
On Jan 26, a paper in Nature detailed the results of sequencing a 7000-year-old skeleton of an ancient hunter-gatherer from ...

Decoding the genome of 19th century cholera outbreak in Philadelphia

Paul Raeburn | 
A "shriveled piece of intestine" from an unfortunate, unknown victim of Philadelphia's 1849 outbreak of cholera has given researchers just ...
Hey Paul Studios

Science reporters fail to dig deep enough on male v. female brain story

Faye Flam | 
The media went nuts over the recent brain scanning study saying men and women differ when it comes to spatial ...

Uncritical “reporting” follows press release claiming earthly life came from Mars

Faye Flam | 
Last week, researcher Steve Benner announced at a conference in Florence that a new analysis of Martian meteorites and some ...

John Horgan and “The end of optogenetics”

Paul Raeburn | 
In the nearly two decades since he declared the end of science, the science writer John Horgan is still finding things to write ...

Is there something missing from the New York Times story on GE oranges?

Paul Raeburn | 
Here's what I like about Amy Harmon's New York Times story: It's very nicely written, nicely organized, and it spins ...

Deconstructing Nature’s “plant without junk DNA” story

Faye Flam | 
The following is an edited excerpt of a longer story. A paper released in Nature this week had all the elements of ...

Keith Kloor stumbles into nest of questionable studies and reporting on GMOs

Paul Raeburn | 
The following is an excerpt. This morning, the Discover blogger Keith Kloor filed a noisy objection to a Reuters story on a questionable paper alleging harmful effects from Roundup, the trade ...

Demolishing the myth that Monsanto drove Indian farmers to suicide

Paul Raeburn | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Last Friday,  Vandana Shiva, Indian feminist, activist, and thinker and "author of many books" said: ...
a d z e

Neanderthal cloning: Morally wrong and scientifically challenging

Paul Raeburn | 
Genetic imprinting limits the scientific value of cloning a Neanderthal ...
ultrasound

Prenatal diagnosis story shows challenge of genetics reporting

Paul Raeburn | 
The New England Journal of Medicine reported this week that prenatal diagnosis with gene chips is superior to conventional chromosome ...
gm foods

Media manipulation by anti-GM scientists and NGOs

Deborah Blum | 
The controversial study purportedly documenting the dangers of GM corn continues to come under fire--not from industry critics but from ...
rainbow DNA

Re-evaluating the junk DNA discovery

Faye Flam | 
Over the last few days, several interesting blog posts and pieces have cast doubt on those front-page claims that our ...
chris

Advocacy NGOs spread grass GM scare, but facts prevail

Deborah Blum | 
CBS news reporter, Alix Bryan posted a story about a herd of cattle in Elgin, Texas supposedly poisoned by cyanide ...