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Ending hunger: Researchers are giving smallholder farmers the wrong advice, study claims

How can research help to end hunger? One way to answer this question is to assess published research on hunger, ...
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Can we use DNA to sketch the faces of criminals?

Carrie Arnold | 
Most labs studying DNA phenotyping look for relationships between changes to individual letters of a person’s genetic code, known as ...
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Asians and Blacks dramatically under-represented in medical research, distorting drug therapy effectiveness

Chief Ben-Eghan, Jose Sergio Hleap, Rosie Sun | 
A 2018 analysis of studies looking for genetic variants associated with disease found that under-representation [of minorities] persists: 78% of ...
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How animals think

Alison Abbott | 
Neuroscientists wanting to understand the brain’s coding language have conventionally studied how its networks of cells respond to sensory information ...

Why is it so difficult to battle antibiotic resistance?

Maryn McKenna | 
Before COVID-19, antibiotic resistance was estimated to kill at least 700,000 people each year worldwide. That number could now climb ...

Older coronavirus victims 350 percent likelier to experience symptoms than 10-19 year olds

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a markedly low proportion of cases among children. Age disparities in observed cases could be ...

Another pandemic coming? Expanding land use boosts exposure to diverse zoonotic diseases, study finds

Rory Gibb | 
Land use change—for example, the conversion of natural habitats to agricultural or urban ecosystems—is widely recognized to influence the risk ...

When CRISPR gene editing falls short: ‘Base editing’ might treat disorders on the maternal line in mitochondrial DNA

Heidi Ledford | 
[A] technique — which builds on a super-precise version of gene editing called base editing — could allow researchers to ...
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GMO insect-resistant Bt prevents cancer and saves farmers up to $167 million per year, study shows

David Hennessy, Felicia Wu, Jina Yu | 
Previous field studies have reached no collective consensus on whether Bt corn, the most commonly planted transgenic crop worldwide, has ...
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Infographic: Animal origins or lab leak? Tracing coronavirus back to the source

David Cyranoski | 
Since the pandemic began, the question of where the coronavirus came from has been one of the biggest puzzles. It ...
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Infographic: 8 ways we can defeat the coronavirus

Ewen Callaway | 
More than 90 vaccines are being developed against SARS-CoV-2 by research teams in companies and universities across the world. Researchers ...

Genetic analysis unravels East Asia’s history, highlighting migration of early farmers

Ewen Callaway | 
Ancient genomics is starting to unravel the history of East Asia. The first large-scale studies of ancient human genomes from ...
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Anti-vaccine online movement targeting undecided groups in social media, spreading disinformation about safety and coronavirus containment efforts, study warns

Philip Ball | 
As scientists work to create a vaccine against COVID-19, a small but fervent anti-vaccination movement is marshalling against it. Campaigners ...
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‘A radical idea’: Could a single factor be responsible for all mental illnesses?

Michael Marshall | 
What are the roots of mental illness? In the hope of finding an answer, scientists have piled up an enormous ...
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Why isn’t there an ‘accelerated pathway’ for approving treatments during a pandemic?

John Hodgson | 
Commercial biopharmaceutical discovery is a less than ideal vehicle for responding to an outbreak of a new viral pathogen spreading ...

Will genetically improved crops be enough to sustainably feed a booming global population?

A growing, increasingly affluent and urban human population is driving demand for more food grown in more-sustainable ways. ... Sustainable ...

Searching for coronavirus ‘antidote’ in the blood of former patients

Amy Maxmen | 
Hospitals in New York City are gearing up to use the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 as ...
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100 best-selling nutrition books give ‘puzzling’ advice, and few written by experts, study shows

Rebecca Marton | 
Nutritional decisions may be important for health, and yet identifying trustworthy sources of advice can be difficult to achieve. Many ...
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China will test African swine fever vaccine on 10,000–20,000 pigs to ensure it won’t spread virus

Smriti Mallapaty | 
Researchers in China have developed an experimental vaccine that can protect pigs for life from a lethal virus that has ...

Viewpoint: To protect genetic privacy, it’s ‘crucial’ that we develop an international code of conduct

Fruzsina Molnár-Gábor, Mark Phillips | 
Genomics researchers worldwide are increasingly dealing with vast data sets gathered by consortia spanning many countries. Most are unclear on ...
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‘Excitement is finally catching on’: Why RNA editing may be more promising than CRISPR

Sara Reardon | 
CRISPR editing — at least as a therapeutic technique in people — has turned out to be more difficult than ...
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GMO Golden Rice meets safety standards set by Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, assessment shows

Norman Oliva | 
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) persists as a major public health nutrition problem, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Severe ...
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We can sustainably feed 3.4 billion people. Study shows 4 eco-friendly farming practices will help produce food for 10 billion

Dieter Gerten | 
Global agriculture puts heavy pressure on planetary boundaries, posing the challenge to achieve future food security without compromising Earth system ...
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Developing a ‘kill switch’ to make CRISPR gene editing more precise—and safer

Elie Dolgin | 
[Microbiologists] stumbled onto tools now known as anti-CRISPRs. These proteins serve as the rocks to CRISPR’s molecular scissors. And soon, ...
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Quest to understand sense of touch could lead to new treatments for chronic pain

Amber Dance | 
If she wasn’t looking at her limbs, the girl didn’t seem to have any clue where they were. She lacked ...
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‘Search and destroy’: Precision stem cell treatments could be safer against blood cancers

Heidi Ledford | 
Scientists are experimenting with ways to selectively target the body’s blood-making cells for destruction. Early studies in animals and people ...
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Post-Green Revolution study: Projected crop yields unable to feed the world by 2050, we need GMOs, gene editing and other ‘genetic strategies’

Julia Bailey-Serres | 
The current trajectory for crop yields is insufficient to nourish the world’s population by 2050. Greater and more consistent crop ...

CRISPR immunizes rice, staple crop consumed by billions, against devastating bacterial infection

Genome editing has made one of the world’s most important crops resistant to a devastating bacterial infection. ... The researchers ...