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‘Bigger’ issues in food production than GMOs to worry about

Karin Klein | Los Angeles Times | 
There are some ways of modifying food that haven’t been around for hundreds, much less thousands, of years and are ...
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Food industry spent $9 million lobbying against GMO labeling laws in first quarter

David Pierson | Los Angeles Times | 
The food industry spent $9 million lobbying Congress to oppose laws requiring labeling for genetically modified products in the first ...

Most of us have some mitchoandrial DNA mutations

Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times | 
The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating ...

Controversial stem cell papers finally, officially retracted

Karen Kaplan | Los Angeles Times | 
Following months of controversy, editors at the scientific journal Nature have retracted two high-profile studies that purported to demonstrate a ...

Reverse reefer madness? Schizophrenia genes predict heavy pot use

Geoffrey Mohan | Los Angeles Times | 
Does marijuana smoking cause psychosis? Or could psychosis drive pot smoking? If you believe the panned and parodied 1936 film ...

Rapid gene test identifies bacteria in battlefield wounds

Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times | 
After an American GI is wounded in combat, his or her life depends on the speed of evacuation, the degree ...

Vermont’s law requiring GMO labels could trigger nationwide rules

Evan Halper | Los Angeles Times | 
Under a law signed this month, the tiny New England state, population 626,000, will soon require that food companies tell ...

DNA of colorblindness: One woman’s take on how the genetic lottery shaped her family

Eryn Brown | Los Angeles Times | 
My 7-year-old son has fallen in love with Rainbow Loom, the wildly popular sets of pegs and rubber bands kids ...

Readers react to Los Angeles Times’ editorial pointing out flaws in California’s GMO labeling bill

Los Angeles Times | 
The Times points out many of the flaws in legislation (SB 1381) proposed in the California Senate that would require ...

Los Angeles Times editorial: California GMO labeling bill promotes “scare campaign”

Los Angeles Times | 
The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe ...

Synthetic protein halts bacterial infection

Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times | 
Between vaccine refusal, drug resistant strains of bacteria, and the growing ranks of the immuno-compromised, it sometimes seems that we ...

Three genetic parents = one healthy baby

Erez Aloni, Judith Daar | Los Angeles Times | 
Since January, a new California law allows for a child to have more than two legal parents. But children are ...

Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa

David Pierson | Los Angeles Times | 
A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that ...

FDA wins high-profile support over 23andMe dust up

Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times | 
When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related ...

NASA studies twins to see what happens to astronaut DNA in space

Deborah Netburn | Los Angeles Times | 
What happens to our DNA, RNA and proteins if we spend a long time in space? A pair of 50-year-old ...

Ben & Jerry unveils non-GMO flavors

Jenn Harris | Los Angeles Times | 
Ben & Jerry's is known for its unconventional ice cream flavors, but now it's attempting to reshape the way we ...

Can a genetic model predict next year’s flu strain?

Geoffrey Mohan | Los Angeles Times | 
The seasonal flu has met its enemy, and it’s calculus. A theoretical physicist and computational biologist analyzed the genetic code ...

When tinkering with our DNA, researchers should take it slow

Editorial Board | Los Angeles Times | 
The manipulation of human genes could lead to profound advances in our ability to cure or prevent terrible diseases. But ...

Hoping a genome test will ID daughter’s mystery disease

Eryn Brown | Los Angeles Times | 
It isn't easy being 16, social, smart — and sitting in a wheelchair. Lilly Grossman has never been completely "normal" ...

Organic labeling: Is there a place for GM foods?

For more than a decade, organic farmers, ranchers and food processors have been subject to rigorous annual inspections to ensure ...

California’s DNA collection from arrestees law goes too far

Los Angeles Times | 
The Supreme Court erred grievously this year when it permitted Maryland police to collect DNA samples from people who had ...

Want to live to be 500 years old? Worms show the way

Monte Morin | Los Angeles Times | 
Scientists have succeeded in greatly extending the lifespan of a simple worm through "genetic trickery" and hope to begin similar ...

Rejection of shipment of American GM corn in China an ‘isolated incident’

David Pierson | Los Angeles Times | 
China recently rejected a 60,000 ton shipment of genetically modified corn from the US because the particular strain was not ...

LA Times editorial: Local ban on GMOs would not be productive, useful

Los Angeles Times | 
A local ban on genetically modified crops and seeds in the city of Los Angeles doesn't make sense, writes the LA Times editorial ...

After DNA test, white supremacist charged with terrorizing town

Matt Pierce | Los Angeles Times | 
It's been a tough month for Craig Cobb. After the North Dakota white supremacist went on a TV show and ...

Dad’s cocaine use may help protect son from addiction

Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times | 
Cocaine use may not make you a better dad, but it may make your son a bit more resistant to ...

New York cops use DNA to ID mother of ‘Baby Hope’ in 22-year-old case

Michael Muskal | Los Angeles Times | 
She died without a name, so small her body barely filled a picnic cooler abandoned beside a highway. Officials called ...
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New patterns recognized in genetic profiles of 12 cancers

Eryn Brown | Los Angeles Times | 
Researchers are trying to catalog the DNA and molecular characteristic of thousands of tumors, to seek out similarities and one ...
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