Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.
stock iow sneeze c adapt

Coronavirus missiles: See for yourself if 6 feet of separation is enough protection from a cough

Sarah Gibbens | 
[Lydia] Bourouiba, a fluid dynamics scientist at MIT, has spent the last few years using high-speed cameras and light to ...
e a bf f c c f

COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu

Carrie Arnold | 
Texas is just one of the states that has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases over recent weeks after relaxing ...
screenshot iceland is growing new forests for the first time in years

Video: Iceland breeds heat-tolerant trees to restore native forests amid climate change

Ewa Hermanowicz | 
The landscape of Iceland has changed a lot in a thousand years. When the Vikings first arrived in the ninth ...
Organic Farm FannyTrang

Farm workers fear coronavirus infection as they labor to keep US fed during COVID-19 pandemic

Alejandra Borunda | 
While millions of Americans shelter in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, farmworkers on California’s cool central coast move ...
xjs yua

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 ...
Bananas by Steve Hopson

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 ...
c a cf efda aa b

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, ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...
elephants lead jpg x q crop smart

‘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 ...
crispr cover cmyk

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 ...
ca fd fe a ebdac b e

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 ...

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 ...
human philippines IMG adapt

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 ...

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 ...
efa e iwate file e

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 ...
nat geo

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 ...
Honey bee

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 ...
Screen Shot at AM

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 ...
hunger solution scientist adapt

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 ...

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 ...
dino beibeilong adapt

‘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 ...
Screen Shot at PM

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 ...
Screen Shot at PM

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 ...
d c z

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 ...