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California investigates pesticide safety limits for marijuana, fearing users exposed to ‘unsafe’ chemical levels

Sammy Caiola | 
Starting this January, California cannabis users can get a $20 gift card by anonymously sharing their consumption habits with a ...
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CRISPR-based cancer therapy passes first test with ‘encouraging’ results

Rob Stein | 
The powerful gene-editing technique known as CRISPR has raised a lot of hope in recent years for its potential to offer new ...
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Ben & Jerry’s faces activist lawsuit alleging false advertising of sustainable farming practices

John Dillon | 
A Vermont clean water activist has filed a lawsuit claiming Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. and Unilever, its corporate parent, ...
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Controversial DNA tests promise to match patients with correct psychiatric drugs. And now some insurers are paying for them

Graison Dangor | 
As a teenager, Katie Gruman was prescribed one mental health drug after another. None seemed to help her manage symptoms ...
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Mystery illness leads boy’s family on lengthy quest for genetic answers that ends ‘after a lucky accident’

Richard Harris | 
When Alex Yiu was born 14 years ago, he seemed like a typical healthy kid. But when he turned 2, ...

Pepsi, Target incentivize crop diversity on US farms to cut fertilizer pollution

Rachel Cernansky | 
There is a swath of the Gulf of Mexico that's virtually devoid of life because algae blooms have choked out ...
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‘Neither animal nor plant’: Smart, brainless ‘blob’ gets home at Paris zoo

Emma Bowman, Scott Simon | 
A brainless, bright-yellow organism that can solve mazes and heal itself is making its debut at a Paris zoo. … ...
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Trump Administration proposes DNA collection from immigrants crossing the border for database of asylum seekers

Bobby Allyn, Joel Rose | 
The Justice Department is proposing to begin collecting DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of immigrants crossing the border, creating ...
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Podcast: Genes from long-lost cows could introduce important diversity into US dairy cattle

Chad Dechow, Dan Charles | 
Chad Dechow, a geneticist at Pennsylvania State University who studies dairy cows, is explaining how all of America's cows ended ...

Podcast: Food companies employ climate modeling to safeguard key crops as planet warms

Dan Charles | 
Every year, the company Ingredion buys millions of tons of corn and cassava from farmers and turns them into starches ...
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CRISPR gene editing raises hopes of easing the pain associated with sickle cell disease

[Sickle cell] disease is caused by a genetic defect that turns red blood cells into hard, sticky, sickle-shaped cells that don't ...

Podcast: Orthorexia—The ‘clean eating’ disorder scientists are just beginning to study

April Fulton | 
Whether it's gluten-free, dairy-free, raw food, or all-organic, many people these days are committed to so-called "clean eating" — the ...

Honeybees, varroa mites and pesticides: Entomologist explains what you need to know

[O]n Florida Matters, we talk with Jamie Ellis, Professor of Entomology and director of honey bee research at the University ...
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Dutch farmers cause 700-mile traffic jam in tractor protest of proposed livestock emissions rules

Merrit Kennedy | 
Thousands of Dutch farmers rolled their tractors over highways to The Hague to protest a possible crackdown on nitrogen emissions ...
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Roundup on trial: Glyphosate-cancer legal battle threatens US farm exports

Rachel Cramer | 
Earlier [in September], a second Wyoming man filed a federal lawsuit against the agribusiness giant, Monsanto. It’s one of more ...
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New device mass-produces ‘primitive’ human embryos for research

Rob Stein | 
Scientists have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos ...
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Podcast: Wasps from China could help combat spotted lanternflies threatening US vineyards

Dan Charles | 
The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, first showed up in the United States five years ago, right here in Berks County, ...
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Controversial CRISPR-edited sperm experiment seeks to reduce risk for breast, ovarian, prostate cancers

Rob Stein | 
Reproductive biologists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City are attempting to use the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR ...
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Podcast: Animal-free, GMO ice cream could start a food revolution. But how does it taste?

Maria Godoy | 
The realm of plant-based meat substitutes has gotten a lot of buzz lately. Think the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat ...
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Stronger diversity among genetic counselors could help bridge health gap with minority groups

Erika Stallings | 
As genetics' role in medicine expands, diversity among providers is crucial, say people working in the field. "It is well ...
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Sickle cell patient first to receive experimental CRISPR treatment in the US for a genetic disorder

Rob Stein | 
For the first time, doctors in the U.S. have used the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to treat a ...
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Precision medicine dampened by lack of diversity in gene research pool

Pien Huang, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee. | 
[Anthropologist and bioethicist Sandra Soo-Jin Lee] recently wrote about ethics in personalized medicine research for Science magazine, and we spoke ...
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‘Talking To Robots’: Book takes ‘funny and broad’ look at a fully automated future

Adam Frank | 
In the decade or so since Siri and her compatriots first appeared, we've all gotten pretty used to having conversations ...
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Why do we act so weird on airplanes? There may be a scientific explanation for rampant emotions

Josh Axelrod | 
Lady Gaga fills the tiny back-of-seat airplane screen. Then, (spoiler alert) A Star Is Born's tragic ending ensues and the ...

Controversial herbicide dicamba damaging some non-GMO soybean research plots in Midwest

Dan Charles | 
Something strange is happening to Pengyin Chen's soybean experiments at the University of Missouri's Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, ...
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Why we aren’t ready for routine genetic sequencing of newborns: It can ‘raise unsettling questions’

Richard Harris | 
Scientists have found that, so far, a complete genetic readout would be a poor substitute for the traditional blood test ...
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Artificial embryos made from stem cells could shed light on infertility, miscarriages and birth defects

Rob Stein | 
Scientists have created living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos, the most advanced example of these structures yet created ...
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Mutations have turned our bodies into a mosaic of cellular variations

Richard Harris | 
Your body has about 40 trillion cells, and they all arose from a single fertilized egg. But it turns out ...