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Marijuana-derived epilepsy drug might pave the way for GMO cannabis research

Amy Maxmen | 
Legal hurdles to exploring marijuana’s medicinal properties might soon fall in the wake of the US Food and Drug Administration’s ...
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Fighting disease with genetically modified bacteria

Sara Reardon | 
Several companies are testing whether engineered bacteria can treat conditions that affect the brain, liver and other organs — and ...
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Viewpoint: Golden State Killer case provokes discussion about ethics and DNA

Last week’s arrest of a suspect in the Golden State Killer case in California has highlighted how DNA samples that ...
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Are these brain-protecting cells actually contributing to Alzheimer’s?

Alison Abbott | 
[Neuroscientist Michael Heneka] and his team had eliminated a key inflammation gene from a strain of mouse that usually develops ...
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Landmark cancer tumor drug Keytruda hampered by glitches

Heidi Ledford | 
A landmark cancer drug approved last year seemed to herald a long-anticipated change in the treatment of some tumours: with ...
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Tracking the role of tau protein in Alzheimer’s

Sara Reardon | 
Jhon Kennedy’s relatives understood the illness they faced. For more than three decades, researchers there have been tracking a genetic ...
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Calling for a ‘richer’ global conversation about CRISPR, gene editing

Sheila Jasanoff, Benjamin Hurlbut | 
Over the past three years, leading scientists have called for global deliberation on the possible effects of gene editing on ...
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Popular fluoroquinolones antibiotic can go haywire in rare cases, causing irreversible nerve damage

Jo Marchant | 
Miriam van Staveren went on holiday to the Canary Islands and caught an infection. Her ear and sinuses throbbed, so ...
Viewpoint: Sweeping impact of gene editing demands better way to educate the public

Viewpoint: Sweeping impact of gene editing demands better way to educate the public

Simon Burall | 
If the history of public engagement surrounding other recent scientific innovations is a guide, efforts to explain the science behind ...
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China’s 30-year agricultural miracle: How 21 million Chinese boosted yields and cut fertilizer use

David Cyranoski | 
A landmark project to make agriculture more sustainable in China has significantly cut fertilizer use while boosting crop yields on ...
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African scientist: Europe’s ‘fear-based politics’ on GMOs hurts developing world’s ability to combat hunger

Ademola Adenle | 
The need to feed growing populations in developing countries, especially countries in Africa, must be met by increasing the yields ...
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Evolution of walking: Primitive fish shows key nerves appeared 20 million years before land animals

Giorgia Guglielmi | 
The genes and nerve cells that allow people and other mammals to walk around can also be found in a ...
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Archaeologist skeptics reject evidence humans settled Americas 130,000 years ago

Ewen Callaway | 
When researchers made the astonishing suggestion last year that early humans settled the Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought, they asked doubters ...
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Glory of plants in 3D: CRISPR gene-editing, imaging technology unlock genetic secrets

Heidi Ledford | 
Advances in imaging technology — allowing researchers to peer inside plant structures in 3D — mean that biologists are seeking ...
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Earliest human relative? Mystery and controversy surround 7-million-year-old femur

Ewen Callaway | 
When anthropologists meet in France at the end of January, one of the most provocative fossils in the study of ...
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Is glyphosate unsafe? European Food Safety Authority rejects accusations of ‘undue industry influence’ in rejecting carcinogenic designation

Bernhard Url | 
Editor's note: Bernhard Url is the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority The job of the European Food Safety Authority ...
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Solving a riddle: ‘Dark matter’ DNA shown to influence brain development

Amy Maxmen | 
A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes — long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions ...
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Figuring out what a memory looks like in the brain

Helen Shen | 
[Janice] Chen and her colleagues found something odd when they scanned viewers’ brains: as different people retold their own versions ...
Gene drives: Nature editorial board calls out green groups for 'unfair attempt to create damaging and polarizing spin'

Gene drives: Nature editorial board calls out green groups for ‘unfair attempt to create damaging and polarizing spin’

[A]lthough it might not always be obvious, both critics and advocates of the technique — called a gene drive — tend to agree on ...
How tracing the evolutionary family tree of all female lab mice will help improve medical research

How tracing the evolutionary family tree of all female lab mice will help improve medical research

Sara Reardon | 
Adam and Eve, a pair of black mice, lived for less than two years and never left their home at ...
What's next in the long, heated battle over bees and neonicotinoid insecticides?

What’s next in the long, heated battle over bees and neonicotinoid insecticides?

Daniel Cressey | 
[S]tudies showing real-world evidence of harm from pesticides in the field have been mounting — and environmental organizations have demanded ...
Could the Arctic Apple be the beginning of a new wave of consumer-oriented GMO foods?

Could the Arctic Apple be the beginning of a new wave of consumer-oriented GMO foods?

Amy Maxmen | 
This month, bags of sliced apples will hit grocery-store shelves in the midwestern United States for the first time. Shoppers ...
Bacteria-armed mosquitos approved for US release in fight against Zika, dengue and yellow fever

Bacteria-armed mosquitos approved for US release in fight against Zika, dengue and yellow fever

Emily Waltz | 
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of a common bacterium to kill wild mosquitoes that transmit ...
Combatants prepping for next skirmish in battle over CRISPR patents

Combatants prepping for next skirmish in battle over CRISPR patents

Heidi Ledford | 
The long-running battle over US patents for CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing continues. On 25 October, the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts, filed ...
Video: Exploring the possibilities offered by CRISPR gene editing

Video: Exploring the possibilities offered by CRISPR gene editing

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionised gene-editing, but cutting DNA isn’t all it can do. From turning gene expression on and ...
'Young blood' infusions may boost cognitive abilities of Alzheimer's patients

‘Young blood’ infusions may boost cognitive abilities of Alzheimer’s patients

Alison Abbott | 
The first controlled, but controversial and small, clinical trial of giving young blood to people with dementia has reported that ...
Keeping aging at bay by killing ‘zombie cells’

Keeping aging at bay by killing ‘zombie cells’

Megan Scudellari | 
[Jan] van Deursen and his colleagues at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, [had] an idea: could killing off these 'zombie' ...
CAR-T engineering of patients’ own T cells for cancer therapy gains traction

CAR-T engineering of patients’ own T cells for cancer therapy gains traction

Elie Dolgin | 
The strategy of engineering patients' own T cells for cancer therapy got two major endorsements in late August, one financial ...