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What happens when DNA tests show that white nationalists aren’t as ‘pure’ as they thought?

Heather Murphy | 
On the hate site Stormfront, one of the largest online discussion forums dedicated to “white pride,” sharing DNA results with ...
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China to increase farm imports from US as two nations call for ceasefire in ‘multibillion-dollar tariff war’

Keith Bradsher, Peter Baker | 
President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China agreed on [June 29] to resume trade talks after a seven-week breakdown, ...
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Viewpoint: Wellness industry obsession with ‘thin’ preserves ‘vicious fallacy’ and hurts women’s health

Jessica Knoll | 
[Wellness is] a dangerous con that seduces smart women with pseudoscientific claims of increasing energy, reducing inflammation, lowering the risk ...
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Consumer genetic testing and how to protect your DNA data

Eric Ravenscraft | 
Consumer DNA testing kits like those from 23andMe, Ancestry.com and MyHeritage promise a road map to your genealogy and, in ...
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CRISPR, ‘speed breeding’ can help meet surging food demand on a warming planet

Knvul Sheikh | 
Farmers and plant breeders are in a race against time. The world population is growing rapidly .... but the amount ...
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As orange growers battle citrus greening disease with antibiotics, should we fear ‘super bugs’?

Andrew Jacobs | 
A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The bacterial infection, transmitted by a tiny winged insect ...
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Name recognition could be key to an early diagnosis tool for autism

Perri Klass | 
Every pediatrician knows that it’s important to diagnose autism when a child is as young as possible, because when younger ...
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Could we be designing babies from a menu of genetic options in 2045?

Jamie Metzl | 
The year is 2045. The genomes of four billion humans have been sequenced, creating a huge pool of genetic information ...
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Why a mysterious fungus could herald a dangerous era in drug-resistant infections

Andrew Jacobs, Matt Richtel | 
A fungus called Candida auris preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe ...
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We need a ‘global registry’ of all human gene-editing research, World Health Organization panel says

Pam Belluck | 
An influential committee of the World Health Organization said on [March 19] that it would be “irresponsible” to try to ...
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MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ‘fearmongering’ in Bud Light Super Bowl ad

Concepción de León | 
The king in a Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light may have “just wanted to return some corn syrup to its rightful ...
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Crime scene investigators couldn’t tell identical twins’ DNA apart. Until now

Carl Zimmer | 
One night in November 1999, a 26-year-old woman was raped in a parking lot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Police officers ...
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Cattle industry fights to preserve ‘meat’ label as plant-based meat-like products proliferate

Nathaniel Johnson | 
The cattle ranchers and farm bureaus of America are not going to give up their hold on the word meat ...
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Science and religion: Why ‘needless hostility’ could be hampering scientific discovery

David DeSteno | 
I am no apologist for religion. As a psychologist, I believe that the scientific method provides the best tools with ...
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Ancient DNA answering previously ‘unresolvable’ questions about extinct species

Gideon Lewis-Kraus | 
The idea that [the answer to ancient questions] might be preserved in [the DNA of] old specimens has been around ...
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Rethinking evolution: Animals’ attraction to beauty may have nothing to do with survival

Ferris Jabr | 
Numerous species have conspicuous, metabolically costly and physically burdensome sexual ornaments, as biologists call them. Think of the bright elastic ...
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We need to produce 56 percent more calories by 2050—can we do it sustainably?

Brad Plumer | 
 If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to ...
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Genetically modified humans? Here’s why they already exist

Carl Zimmer | 
It felt as if humanity had crossed an important line: In China, a scientist named He Jiankui announced on Monday ...
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What if you think you’re black, but your DNA test disagrees?

Ruth Padawer | 
Three years ago, when Sigrid E. Johnson was 62, she got a call from a researcher seeking volunteers for a ...
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Abuse of open records requests by activists, corporations threatens government transparency, report shows

Elizabeth Williamson | 
Dennis J. Ventry Jr., a law professor at the University of California, Davis, drew the ire of tax preparation companies ...
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White supremacists, milk and an ‘inconvenient truth’ about genetics

Amy Harmon | 
Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego...is ...
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Patenting the genes of marine life and what it means for medicine

Heather Murphy | 
[Marine animal] DNA is included among thousands of patents owned by BASF, which calls itself “the largest chemical producer in the ...
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‘Anger into activism’: One woman’s quest to raise awareness of BRCA mutations in Jewish populations

Susan Gubar | 
You don’t have to be Jewish to inherit one of the BRCA gene mutations. But these mutations, which increase the risk ...
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Can we eradicate malaria with promising new gene drive technique?

Nicholas Wade | 
Malaria is among the world’s worst scourges. In 2016 the disease, which is caused by a parasite and transmitted by ...
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When consumer genetic tests disagree on critical mutations

Laura Hercher | 
[Matt Fender] wasn’t worried last December when he clicked a button to dump all the raw data from his 23andMe ...
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Viewpoint: Precision medicine promises a lot, but has delivered little

Liz Szabo | 
Doctors and hospitals love to talk about the patients they’ve saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about ...
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‘Living medicine’: Reengineering bacteria to tackle genetic diseases

Carl Zimmer | 
In a study carried out over the summer, a group of volunteers drank a white, peppermint-ish concoction laced with billions ...
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Discovering a ‘third kingdom’: How this scientist upended Darwin’s ‘tree of life’

David Quammen | 
On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly ...