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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 ...

Should there be limits on FOIA requests used to harass scientists?

Michael Hiltzik | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Both the GMO and ...
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New show ‘Becoming Us’ explores family complexities when parents transition gender

Mary McNamara | 
Anchored by an instantly likable teen, "Becoming Us" uses a screen that often subdivides into video blogs, FaceTime chats and ...

Endangered fish surprises biologists with apparent ‘virgin’ reproduction

Deborah Netburn | 
Desperate times call for desperate measures, which may explain why some critically endangered smalltooth sawfish are reproducing asexually in the wild. The smalltooth ...

Researchers genetically engineer E.coli bacteria to detect cancer and diabetes

Melissa Healy | 
In two articles published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers reported they had equipped E. coli bacteria with ...

Former doctor continues selling unproven stem cell procedures after license revoked

Alan Zarembo | 
In fall 2014, two decades after Malibu psychiatrist William Rader began selling unproven stem cell treatments to desperate patients with ...

Doctors save children’s lives with 3-D printed ‘airway splint’

Deborah Netburn | 
Doctors at the University of Michigan have created the first 3-D printed device that can grow with an infant and disintegrate ...
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Brain irony: It needs to shut down sometimes to promote thinking

Geoffrey Mohan | 
It turns out that a little bit of disconnect goes a long way in learning motor tasks, according to a ...

Tooth DNA reveals unknown origins of buried African slaves

Geoffrey Mohan | 
Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than ...

Toronto Star’s take on vaccines ignores science, spreads irrational fear

Michael Hiltzik | 
 The Toronto Star, Canada's highest-circulation daily newspaper, has built a reputation for excellent investigative reporting, including justly celebrated exposes of Toronto Mayor ...

Woman’s rapid weight gain raises questions over fecal transplant

Monte Morrin | 
The case of a normal-weight woman who rapidly became obese after receiving a fecal transplant from an overweight relative has ...

Growing privacy concerns over California DNA collection

Patrick McGreevy | 
Privacy advocates are calling for more safeguards related to a state collection of DNA samples from 16 million Californians in ...

Why is LA trying to ban GMO crops?

Even if you hate the idea of genetically modified food, you would gain nothing from a Los Angeles City Council ...
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General Mills shareholders reject proposal to dump GM foods

David Pierson | 
General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. It took genetically modified ingredients out ...

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

Karin Klein | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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 | 
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

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”

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