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Will GE crops help protect Ugandan families against hunger?

Michaeleen Doucleff | 
The following is an edited excerpt. While a few states in the U.S. are debating mandatory labels for genetically modified ...

And the winner of the World Food Prize Is … the man from Monsanto

Dan Charles | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Ever heard of the ? It's sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and ...

Scientists identify gene that protects against leprosy

Anna Haensch | 
The following is an edited excerpt. By the turn of the 16th century, after the crusades had swept across Europe, ...

Insurers balk on rarer genetic tests for breast cancer

Michelle Andrews | 
The following is an edited excerpt. When it comes to inherited genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer, ...

Errors in stem cell cloning paper raise doubts

Michaeleen Doucleff | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Biologists at Oregon Health & Science University May 15 that they had cloned human ...

Could African crops be improved with private biotech data?

Eliza Barclay | 
The following is an edited excerpt.  About four years ago, plant scientist Howard Yana-Shapiro learned about stunting, a result of malnutrition ...

Cloning and stem cells long mired in legislative gridlock

Julie Rovner | 
The following is an excerpt. The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to ...

Surprise: Organic apples and pears aren’t free of antibiotics

Maria Godoy | 
The following is an excerpt. Apples and especially pears are vulnerable to a nasty bacterial infection called fire blight that, ...
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To battle blight, organic apple farmers use antibiotics

Maria Godoy | 
Organic farms' use of antibiotics to fight bacterial infections raises questions about labeling transparency and greener alternatives ...

Genetically modified rat is promising model for Alzheimer’s

Jon Hamilton | 
The following is an excerpt. A rat with some human genes could provide a better way to test Alzheimer's drugs ...

Did Congress just give GMOs a free pass?

Maria Godoy | 
The following is an excerpt. Tucked inside a short-term funding measure that Congress approved Thursday is a provision that critics ...

In a grain of Golden Rice, a world of controversy

Dan Charles | 
The following is an excerpt. There's a kind of rice growing in some test plots in the Philippines that's unlike ...

In a grain of Golden Rice, a world of controversy over GMO foods

Dan Charles | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Millions of people in Asia and Africa don't get enough vitamin A, so golden ...

FDA challenges stem cell companies as patients run out of time

The following is an excerpt. Americans seeking stem cell replacement therapy hope the process can heal them of myriad diseases, ...
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FDA challenges stem cell companies, patients run out of time

Desperately ill patients may seek out stem cell solutions, but the FDA has expressed concern over the safety of some ...

Some insurers can legally discriminate based on genes

David Schultz | 
Getting the results of a genetic test can be a bit like opening Pandora's box. You might learn something useful ...

Matching DNA with medical records to crack disease and aging

Jon Hamilton | 
A massive research project in California is beginning to show how genes, health habits and the environment can interact to ...

Synthetic biology and genetics: key components of Kurzweil’s “Singularity”

Marcelo Gleiser | 
Famed futurist Ray Kurzweil estimates that by 2045 we will reach the "Singularity," a point of no return where people ...

American Association for the Advancement of Science says ‘no’ to GM labeling

Richard Harris | 
This election season, Californians are being served up gargantuan helpings of advertising about a proposal to require food in the ...
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NPR busts anti-GM crop myths

Dan Charles | 
Activists and organic farmers resort to spreading disinformation and myths to stir public opinion against biotechnology. NPR's Dan Charles takes ...
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Scientists question new rat study, GMO debate rages on

Dan Charles | 
The headlines on the press releases that started showing up yesterday, here at The Salt certainly got our attention. Just ...

New book seeks to unravel the genetic code that makes us human

There's enough DNA in the human body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back. But don't confuse DNA ...

Drawn to sweets or fats? Blame your genes

Allison Aubrey | 
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds certain genes may predict a person's food choices ...
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California’s genetically engineered food label may confuse more than inform

A new analysis of the labeling initiative suggests that if the new California food labeling law targeted at genetically engineered ...