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Connecticut passes first GE labeling bill with qualifications

Stephanie Strom | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Connecticut on Monday became the first state to pass a bill that would require ...
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Food companies struggle to replace GM ingredients

Stephanie Strom | 
What exactly does it take to gain certification as "non-GMO" food? ...
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Microbiome: How the bacterial genes in our gut impact us

Michael Pollan | 
For every human cell that is intrinsic to our body, there are about 10 resident microbes ...

Unlucky family with faulty DNA yields clues to heart disease

Gina Kolata | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Early heart disease ran in Rick Del Sontro’s family, and every time he went ...
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DIY biotechnology: Glowing trees

Andrew Pollack | 
Hoping to give new meaning to the term “natural light,” a small group of biotech enthusiasts is trying to create ...
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Cancers united by common genetic patterns

Gina Kolata | 
Evidence grows that cancers are best defined by their genetic fingerprints, not their organ of origin ...

Cancer centers race to map patients’ genes

Anemona Hartocollis | 
The following is an excerpt. Major academic medical centers in New York and around the country are spending and recruiting ...

Fish’s DNA may explain how fins turned to feet

Nicholas Wade | 
The following is an excerpt. In the hope of reconstructing a pivotal step in evolution — the colonization of land ...
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Middle school experiment suggests health benefits of organic food — for fruit flies, at least

Tara Parker-Pope | 
A student's experiment, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that flies fed on organic fruits and veggies were healthier ...

Human genome, then and now

Gina Kolata | 
The following is an excerpt. Eight years of work, thousands of researchers around the world, $1 billion spent — and ...

Justices wary of bold action on gene patenting

Adam Liptak | 
The following is an excerpt. WASHINGTON — In a lively hearing Monday, the Supreme Court struggled to find a narrow ...

Report on U.S. meat sounds alarm on resistant bacteria

Stephanie Strom | 
The following is an excerpt. More than half of samples of ground turkey, pork chops and ground beef collected from ...
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Supremes debate human gene patents, but are they too late?

Andrew Pollack | 
The Supreme Court is poised to take up the highly charged question of whether human genes can be patented. But ...

Will synthetic biology benefit or threaten wild things?

Andrew Revkin | 
The following is an excerpt. Will synthetic biology help or hinder conservation efforts? This was the question asked at a ...

Food politics creates rift in panel on labeling

Stephanie Strom | 
The following is an excerpt. The politics of genetically modified food has created a rift in a policy-setting committee of ...

Why do GMO’s need protection?

Mark Bittman | 
The following is an excerpt. The override is unnecessary as well as disgraceful, because the U.S.D.A. is already overly supportive ...

Should Monsanto be allowed to bring GM crops to Vietnam?

Lien Hoang | 
The following is an excerpt. HO CHI MINH CITY — It’s 5 a.m. and the streets already are buzzing. People ...
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Henrietta Lacks and genetic privacy

Rebecca Skloot | 
The Lackses’ experiences over the last 60 years foretold nearly every major ethical issue raised by research on human tissues ...

Letters: Knowing what’s in the food we eat

Two letters to the editor about the debate over GM-labeling are excerpted below. On the pro-labeling side: Andrew Kimbrell, Executive DirectorCenter for ...

Why label genetically engineered food?

The following is an edited excerpt. Any private company has the right to require its suppliers to meet labeling standards ...

Five major mental disorders share genetic link

Gina Kolata | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The psychiatric illnesses seem very different — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, major depression and ...

Supreme court defends Monsanto’s patent on soybean

Adam Liptak | 
The following is an excerpt. WASHINGTON — A freewheeling and almost entirely one-sided argument at the Supreme Court on Tuesday indicated that ...

DNA test for rare disorders becomes more routine

Gina Kolata | 
The following is an excerpt. A new kind of testing is proving particularly helpful in diagnosing mysterious neurological illnesses in ...

Biotech companies lobby to limit competitive drugs

The following is an excerpt. Biological drugs are made from large molecules, and the processes, involving living cells, are more ...
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Can genes determine whether your kid aces the SATs?

Ashley Merryman, Po Bronson | 
More than ever, a child’s academic future depends on standardized testing scores. The pressure to perform well can be intense, ...

Pigeon DNA supports Darwin’s work

Carl Zimmer | 
The following is an excerpt. Pigeon breeding, Darwin argued, was an analogy for what happened in the wild. Nature played ...
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Wal-Mart may back GM labeling initiative

Stephanie Strom | 
The U.S.'s largest grocery store operator has been discussing lobbying for a national labeling program ...

Mishandling of DNA evidence found in over 50 cases at NYC crime lab

Joseph Goldstein | 
The following is an excerpt.   The New York City medical examiner’s office said Thursday that it had discovered more than ...
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