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Viewpoint: Research raises concerns about ‘ecosystem-wide impact’ of neonicotinoid pesticides

JF Tooker, SD Frank | 
One of the main lessons that emerged from Silent Spring is that we overuse pesticides at our own peril because ...
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Engineering rice plant roots increases crop yields in salty soil, study shows

Yuka Kitomi | 
Genetically improving the root system architectures of plants is an effective strategy for developing climate-resilient crops. In this study, we ...
New data, novel research approaches help tackle declining monarch butterfly mystery

New data, novel research approaches help tackle declining monarch butterfly mystery

Anurag Agrawal | 
Monarch butterflies are an icon of nature: spectacular in form, known for their unfathomable annual migration, and frequent visitors in ...
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How do scientists counter ‘fake news’ in the era of InfoWars?

Douglas S. Massey, Shanto Iyengar | 
Within the scientific community, much attention has focused on improving communications between scientists, policy makers, and the public. ... [W]henever ...
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40 years of data show Bt corn significantly reduces pests, spraying and crop damage, including in nearby non-GMO fields

Galen P. Dively et al. | 
University of Maryland researchers have pulled together forty years of data to quantify the effects of Bt field corn, a ...
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Organic yields lag conventional by 20% in developed countries, 43% in Africa, meta-analyses find

In most regions of the world, row-crop farming is primarily conducted in [large] fields, but knowledge of processes and management ...

Your genes may influence what microbes reside in your gut

Jyoti Madhusoodanan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Microbial communities in the ...

A case for regulating genetically engineered animals like GMO crops

E. A. Magaa, J. D. Murraya | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over the past 20 ...
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Piano-playing geneticist translates DNA into music

John Carey | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As an undergraduate at ...

Can CRISPR replace conventional methods of biological conservation?

Bruce L. Webber | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Scientists have recognized the ...

Scientist’s quest to prove genes ‘jump’ forever shook up genetics

Sandeep Ravindran | 
For much of the 20th century, genes were considered to be stable entities arranged in an orderly linear pattern on ...
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