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‘Colossal Maybes’: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine ‘largely failed’ to improve coronavirus patient survival rates in early, small studies

Melissa Healy | 
The malaria drugs touted by President Trump as potentially “the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” have received ...
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This simple technology could help prevent 72,000 tons of food waste every year

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz | 
Imagine bananas that never go bad. To Aidan Mouat, chief executive of Chicago-based Hazel Technologies, it’s not so far-fetched. His ...
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Viewpoint: Controversial red-meat review challenged ‘deeply entrenched’ nutrition advice with strong science

Nina Teicholz | 
That last food flip-flop made big headlines last week. It was a “remarkable turnabout,” “jarring,” “stunning.” How, it was asked, ...
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On verge of extinction, polio sweeps through Pakistan thanks to anti-vax movement

Shashank Bengali | 
Polio is making a troubling comeback in Pakistan, and it is being driven by some of the same forces spreading measles ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...