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California advances ban on insecticide chlorpyrifos, claims ‘politics’ prevent EPA from acting

Geoffrey Mohan | 
California regulators on [August 14] took formal legal steps to ban a widely used pesticide that had been rescued from ...
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Should we have laws to protect our genetic privacy? DNA testing companies don’t think so

David Lazarus | 
How much genetic privacy is a consumer entitled to? Congress is now pondering federal privacy rules that probably will address ...
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Why Donald Trump and other politicians shouldn’t promise a cancer cure

Shefali Luthra | 
President Trump made a new promise if voters grant him a second term: “We will come up with the cures ...
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Will complicated science, ‘rising anti-business sentiment’ cripple Bayer’s glyphosate defense?

Michael Hiltzik | 
The epic $2.055-billion jury verdict against Monsanto over accusations that its blockbuster weed killer Roundup causes cancer is just one ...
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The promise of genetic engineering in medicine could be threatened by ‘bad press’

Usha McFarling | 
Because the disorder is caused by a single mutation in a single gene, sickle cell disease has long been seen ...
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Challenging Nature’s decision to run a stem cell advertisement portrayed as research

Michael Hiltzik | 
Readers of Nature, one of the world’s most important scientific journals, might have been struck recently by an audacious claim ...
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Why teaching evolution is still difficult in many public schools

Ann Reid | 
[November 12] marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epperson vs. Arkansas, which struck down the state’s ...
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Viewpoint: Monsanto is no victim, but Roundup-cancer verdict isn’t backed by science

Michael Hiltzik | 
At the outset, let’s stipulate — as the lawyers might say — that the chemical giant Monsanto is not well ...
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3 questions to ask before buying a home DNA test

David Lazarus | 
[One] DNA test found that my family’s dog, Teddy, is part pit bull, which comes as no surprise. Many rescue ...
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‘I’m the golden guinea pig’: New immunotherapy ‘eliminated’ aggressive breast cancer

Melissa Healy | 
[S]cientists have reported a new approach that eliminated all evidence of advanced-stage breast cancer in a 49-year-old woman who had ...
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‘Ata’ was no alien: DNA analysis solves mystery of tiny mummified Chilean skeleton

Melissa Healy | 
In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile's Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch ...
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EPA reaffirms global scientific consensus that glyphosate herbicide does not cause cancer

Geoffrey Mohan | 
The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Monday [Dec. 19] said glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup and ...
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Non-GMO condoms? Label’s proliferation confuses consumers

Geoffrey Mohan | 
The National Milk Producers Federation launched a “peel back the label” campaign this summer, aimed squarely at a growing list ...
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Should cancer be treated based on what part of the body it attacks—or its genetic make-up?

Melissa Healy | 
[D]octors have organized their notions of cancer according to that fundamental principle of real estate: location, location, location. Oncologists often ...
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Biblical mystery solved: Ancient Canaanites DNA lives on in Lebanese

Mira Abed | 
The Canaanites lived at the crossroads of the ancient world. They experienced wars, conquests and occupations for millennia, and as ...
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‘Internet driven cult’ pushing patients from statin medications despite proven safety

Melissa Healy | 
Denial is not just for climate-change anymore...The newest charge of “fake news” has been lodged against those who would argue ...
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Robots replacing workers on labor-short California farms

Geoffrey Mohan | 
Driscoll’s is so secretive about its robotic strawberry picker it won’t let photographers within telephoto range of it. But if ...
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LA Times: Food Evolution GMO movie persuasive not polemical, ‘potentially revolutionary’

Kenneth Turan | 
Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the ...
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9,000-year-old ‘skull cult’: Oldest human temple discovered in Turkey

Deborah Netburn | 
More than 9,000 years ago, a mysterious group of hunter-gatherers built what might be described as the world’s first known ...
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Hazard vs risk: California’s Prop 65 relies on ‘flawed approach’ of WHO’s IARC cancer agency

Henry Miller, Julie Kelly | 
[Editor's note: Read the GLP's coverage of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer here.] [Editor's note: ...
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Should California continue its controversial use of familial DNA to catch, convict criminals?

Marisa Gerber | 
The “Roaming Rapist” is one of a handful of cases that California authorities have quietly solved in recent years using a controversial ...

Gene linked to Alzheimer’s may cause developmental disorders in children

Karen Kaplan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The gene that makes ...

Scientists suspect link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer

Melissa Healy | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. [S]cientists are beginning to ...

Newest genetic test can predict Alzheimer’s risk at very young ages

Melissa Healy | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. New research into the ...

Startups, Big Ag betting soil microbes will bring next agricultural revolution

Geoffrey Mohan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. David Perry believes the ...

Are GMO researchers resisting transparency about corporate funding?

Curt Furberg, Paul Thacker | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In science as in ...

Zika found in brain of fetus supports virus’s role in brain damage, microcephaly

Melissa Healy | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Zika virus, thought ...
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Gay men’s DNA reveals genetics and environment shape sexual orientation

Melissa Healy | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  For men, new research ...