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Melting Greenland ice sheet could release pollution—and beneficial microbes evolved to ‘chow down’ toxins

Kendra Pierre-Louis | 
As the Greenland ice sheet melts due to climate change, a new study in journal Environmental Letters suggests, pollution trapped inside could ooze back into ...
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Independent health agencies disagree with IARC’s glyphosate cancer designation

Kendra Pierre-Louis | 
The list of [Proposition 65] labeled substances [in California] includes marijuana smoke (but eating marijuana is fine, by California standards), ...
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‘Doomsday’ arctic seed vault ‘flooded’ because of global warming? Not so fast

Mary Beth Griggs | 
A failure at a fail-safe vault. The irony is delicious, but that’s not the whole story. On its website, the ...
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Why we sleep less as we age

Claire Maldarelli | 
It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood ...
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Octopuses can manipulate their own genes, perhaps to solve problems

Rachel Feltman | 
Cephalopods...can solve a shocking number of complex puzzles, suggesting a cognition that rivals those found in the vertebrate world—even though ...
What are natural flavors and scents? Biotechnology blurs the definition

What are natural flavors and scents? Biotechnology blurs the definition

Kate Baggaley | 
A company in the United Kingdom can transform chemicals found in oranges into the coveted flavor of grapefruit. By mixing ...
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Genetically engineered killer zombie mice? Not quite

Sara Chodosh | 
Neuroscientists at Yale University published a paper  [On Jan. 12, 2017,] in the journal Cell showing how they could trigger a ...
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Human-on-a-Chip: Future clinical drug trials may stop relying on humans altogether

Shannon Palus | 
Disasters [in human drug trials] are rare. But also rare are clinical trials that go well: Ninety percent of drugs ...

CRISPR democratizes biotechnology

Jen Schwartz | 
The biggest mistake we can make... is to prematurely vilify CRISPR and the food it makes. We should instead push ...
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Nutrition company ‘Habit’ will tell you what to eat based on your DNA

Claire Maldarelli | 
Over the past few decades, there have been diets that focus on increasing protein, eliminating fats, lowering calories—you name the ...
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Genetic switch may dictate if you crave more high-fat or high-sugar foods

Knvul Sheikh | 
We all love eating junk food even though we know it's not part of a healthy diet...Now a team of ...
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CRISPR corn: Dupont’s non-transgenic drought-tolerant gene edited corn could be on sale soon

Alexandra Ossola | 
[R]esearchers at DuPont Pioneer. . . have published a study about a strain of corn engineered with CRISPR to be ...
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Video: Science and ethical wariness about CRISPR gene editing should not limit its transformative capabilities

Jason Lederman | 
Among the various technological advances in the twenty-first century, CRISPR is perhaps the scientific breakthrough with the most potential. However, ...

Machine learning helps uncover genetics of autism

Dave Gershgorn | 
Researchers at Princeton and the Simons Foundation turned the traditional approach on its head, teaching a machine learning algorithm to ...

Germs found on transit system barely pose threat, despite popular belief

Coby McDonald | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The subway is crowded--and ...
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Computer algorithm analyzes faces to identify ‘likely’ criminals: Is it racial profiling?

Dave Gershgorn | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As humans, we're taught ...

Single molecule may fight all kinds of viruses, IBM researchers hope

Claire Maldarelli | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Finding a cure for ...

Genetics changing how we define cancer

Alexandra Ossola | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Cancer is still one ...
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DIY home CRISPR kits: Does egalitarian science compromise safety?

Steph Yin | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Growing up poor on ...

Artificial sperm on horizon? Scientists reprogram human skin cells into sperm parent cells

Alexandra Ossola | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For the 10 to ...

Hormone imbalance may explain some skin conditions

Alexandra Ossola | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As far back as ...
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Do genes make a murderer?

Lois Parshley | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It was a fall ...

Artificial intelligence proves its use in cancer diagnosis

Alexandra Ossola | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Identifying cancer based on ...

Scientists search for disease resistance genes to improve treatments

Alexandra Ossola | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over the past few ...

CIA taking interest in your skin’s DNA, cosmetics company claims

Lindsey Kratochwill | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Is the CIA funding ...

New brain scanner detects neural magnetic field

Alexandra Ossola | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Measuring the activity of ...
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Why do we age? Reproduction may hold the answer

Brooke Borel | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Life is destructive. Our ...

Did modern humans drive ancient ‘hobbit’ to extinction?

Charles Choi | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The extinct human lineage ...