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Historical amnesia: Measles outbreaks remind us why it’s perilous to forget life before vaccines

Richard Conniff | 
I suffer, like most people, from a notorious Catch-22: Vaccines save us from diseases, then cause us to forget the ...
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Banana-destroying fungus hits South America. Is genetic engineering the solution?

Myles Karp | 
A fungus that has wreaked havoc on banana plantations in the Eastern Hemisphere has, despite years of preventative efforts, arrived ...
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Balance of Nature: Ecology’s enduring myth debunked

Tik Root | 
Strolling across his animated kingdom—Pride Rock in the distance—Mufasa explains to his young son Simba: “Everything you see exists together, ...
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Genetic engineering is changing our food. An expert explains everything you should know

Jennifer Ackerman | 
SCIENTISTS CONTINUE TO find new ways to insert genes for specific traits into plant and animal DNA. A field of promise—and ...
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‘The Tangled Tree’: Book explores what’s wrong with Darwin’s theory of evolution

David Quammen, Simon Worrall | 
Until recently, the central tenets of Darwin’s theory of evolution, from how heredity works to the gradual variation in species, had ...
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Two moms, no dad? Gene editing allows same-sex mice to have babies

Maya Wei-Haas | 
Using gene editing and stem cells, researchers in China have helped mice of the same sex bear pups. While this ...
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‘Zombie gene’ could explain why elephants rarely get cancer

Maya Wei-Haas | 
[B]igger animals, which have more cells, should have greater occurrences of cancer. By that reasoning, elephants, with hundreds of times ...
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The next food revolution: Brought to you by CRISPR gene editing

Eric Niiler | 
Crispr has the potential to boost yields, disease resistance, and taste, and even tackle allergens like gluten. It could radically ...
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Remnants of ancient society found in Ecuador’s cloud forest

Alejandra Borunda | 
In the 1850s, a team of botanists venturing into the cloud forest in the Quijos Valley of eastern Ecuador hacked their way ...
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Can you inherit a laugh? Book explores this and other genetics questions

Carl Zimmer, Simon Worrall | 
Why are people today often taller than their ancestors? If you have blue eyes or red hair, does that mean your children will ...
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Which of our hominid ancestors forged stone weapons used to kill rhino in the Philippines 700,000 years ago?

Michael Greshko | 
Stone tools found in the Philippines predate the arrival of modern humans to the islands by roughly 600,000 years—but researchers aren’t ...
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Life on Earth: How aliens might go about discovering us

Michael Greshko | 
[L]ight-years from our solar system, other intelligent beings on a similar planetary oasis might be gazing in our direction and ...
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Viewpoint: Green Revolution II will require GMOs and a paradigm shift toward lower-input farming

Tim Folger | 
From the 1960s through the 1990s, yields of rice and wheat in Asia doubled. Even as the continent’s population increased ...
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National Geographic confesses to history of ‘racist’ coverage in special issue

Debra Adams Simmons | 
National Geographic strives to deepen our understanding of the world and our role in it. It’s difficult to understand 21st-century America ...
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Should we create ‘genetically superior’ bee species resistant to varroa mites?

Lulu Morris | 
In Australia, the bee industry is trying to find a way to protect Aussie bees from the varroa mite before ...
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Viewpoint: How genetics challenges the ‘folk notion’ of distinct races

Simon Worrall | 
Speaking from the BBC studio in London where he hosts the weekly radio program Inside Science, [geneticist Adam] Rutherford explains how ...
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How the Netherlands became a high tech farming center

Frank Viviano | 
Almost two decades ago, the Dutch made a national commitment to sustainable agriculture under the rallying cry “Twice as much ...
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Feline friends: Cats took their time on the path to domestication

Casey Smith | 
In true feline form, cats took their time deciding whether to jump into humans’ laps. In a new comprehensive study ...
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‘Baby dragon’: Giant bird-like dinosaur preserved in egg resembled an overgrown ostrich

Zhao Chuang | 
More than 20 years after gracing the cover of National Geographic as “Baby Louie,” a tiny dinosaur found curled inside ...

What would we lose if we gave up GMOs?

April Fulton | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Greenpeace calls GMOs "genetic ...
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2016 World Food Prize goes to scientists who developed biofortified sweet potato

Tracie McMillan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A handful of scientists ...

DNA phenotyping revolutionizing forensics

Veronique Greenwood | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On the morning of ...
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National Academy of Sciences says GMOs safe for humans and environment, but no panacea

Tamar Haspel | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Genetically-engineered crops are as ...
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Instead of GMO citrus greening solution, Florida officials seek permission to spray antibiotics

Maryn McKenna | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Florida’s Department of Agriculture ...

What kinds of bacteria make their home in your mouth?

Ed Yong | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The study of the ...

Animals’ eyes pose big questions for evolution

Ed Yong | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. “If you ask people ...

Video series takes consumers inside large scale livestock, produce farms

Maryn McKenna | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As 2016 approached, two ...
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Can walk in the park improve mental health of city dwellers?

Florence Williams | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In 1865 the great ...