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Cavendish banana could ‘disappear’ in the 2020s. Can CRISPR gene editing save it from a deadly fungus?

Cavendish banana could ‘disappear’ in the 2020s. Can CRISPR gene editing save it from a deadly fungus?

Steven Novella | 
[T]hat the Cavendish banana will disappear sometime in the 2020’s is extremely likely. It is being threatened by a fungus ...
A video claiming to show dangerous COVID vaccine side-effects has gone viral - but scientists are skeptical

A video claiming to show dangerous COVID vaccine side-effects has gone viral – but scientists are skeptical

Steven Novella | 
[W]e are now living in a post-social media world. Information, even medical or scientific information, may get to the public ...
Why the COVID death rate is dropping even as case numbers soar

Why the COVID death rate is dropping even as case numbers soar

Steven Novella | 
One recent study looking at the case fatality rate in the New York region from March to August found that the ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs don’t boost crop yields? Yes, they do. Here’s the evidence

Steven Novella | 
[A]doption of GMOs does, in fact, increase ultimate crop yield. The myth that they don’t is mostly due to the ...
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‘Spectacularly unimpressive’: Neural network AI asked to judge human personalities through photos

Steven Novella | 
[If] personality traits have a significant genetic contribution (which seems clear) then we can ask – to what extent do ...
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Are we getting closer to understanding how our brains make memories?

Steven Novella | 
How do memories work? That has been a burning question for over a century, since Richard Semon introduced the term ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Greenpeace opposition to Golden Rice approval will be ‘enduring stain’ on activist group’s reputation

Steven Novella | 
[T]he Philippines have just approved Golden Rice as safe for human and animal consumption .... The Philippines is the first ...
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Viewpoint: YouTube, Facebook and Google should do more to stop spread of dangerous cancer quackery

Steven Novella | 
Many outlets are covering the story of Mari Lopez, a YouTuber who claimed, along with her niece, Liz Johnson, that ...
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Replacing the polygraph: Brain imaging could give us a reliable lie detector

Steven Novella | 
It’s fairly common knowledge at this point that the polygraph test for detecting who is lying is not reliable enough ...
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Experts must counter ‘simplistic’ anti-GMO narrative with facts, says neurologist Steven Novella

Steven Novella | 
The Pew Research Center has recently published a large survey regarding American’s attitudes toward food, including genetic modification .... There ...

With limited arable land available around the world, is organic farming sustainable?

Steven Novella | 
This question comes up frequently in discussions of farming practices – how much arable land is there on the Earth, ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Indigenous ways of knowing’ and the rejection of science

Steven Novella | 
Science and the enlightenment are under assault from many directions, and in many incarnations, but they all tend to boil ...
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Viewpoint: Mandatory GMO labeling counterproductive and based on pseudoscience

Steven Novella | 
More and more, scientific literacy is a critical virtue we should demand of our politicians. Yet questions about important scientific ...
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Viewpoint: While wildlife habitat loss is a real problem, organic farming is not the solution

Steven Novella | 
A recent article in the Independent is, in my opinion, a good example of how ideology can overwhelm evidence and ...

Viewpoint: Alternative medicine strikes again—and why cancer treatment should be left to professionals

Steven Novella | 
Every doctor who treats cancer patients can tell you stories of patients who present with cancers too advanced to treat ...

Industry-University GMO relationship: Complicated reality exploited by activists

Steven Novella | 
Concern over ties between academia and industry is legitimate, but often overblown, and can be used to justify witch hunts.  There is the ...

Activists missing point: GMOs proxy for other concerns

Steven Novella | 
In a recent article, Beth Skwarecki writes about the fact that people who are opposed to GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are ...

Audio: Will FOIA request have ‘chilling effect’ on GMO science communication?

Steven Novella | 
On the SGU this week we interviewed Kevin Folta, who is a biotechnology scientist at the University of Florida. Kevin ...
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Debunking Creationist study criticizing similiarity between human and chimpanzee DNA

Steven Novella | 
I was recently asked to respond to an apologist page that  challenged the scientific claim that human and chimpanzee DNA ...

Vandana Shiva entitled to her own opinions, not her own facts

Steven Novella | 
A recent New Yorker article by Michael Specter does an excellent job of putting the activism of anti-GMO campaigner, Vandana Shiva, into ...
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Scientist busts persistent GMO myths, focuses on real issues

Steven Novella | 
One persistent theme in my writing about scientific topics is that, to optimally serve our own interests, public discourse and ...

Republished Seralini GM corn toxicity study now ‘infamous’ for poor quality

Steven Novella | 
The strange odyssey of the paper, Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize, by Seralini ...

Organic label creates brand perceptions of “healthier” and “safer,” even when untrue

Steven Novella | 
There are many public debates raging that are essentially dueling narratives, both sides claiming to have science, evidence, and logic ...

GMO and Indian farmer suicide backgrounder

Steven Novella | 
The claim that the introduction of GM crops in India has caused an increase in farmer suicides was not based ...

Deconstructing the GMO debate: The difference between reason and ideology

Steven Novella | 
In his blog Neurologica, Steven Novella, MD, argues that ideology is rampant in the debate over GMOs and it's important to ...
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