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Viewpoint: Read the fine print to understand the weakness of consumer genetics tests

Katherine Foley | 
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests like Ancestry and 23andMe were mostly the result of innocent curiosity. Geneticists at the turn of the ...
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‘Countries have been invaded for far less’: Why the genetic arms race could start a war

Jamie Metzl | 
Imagine you are the leader of a society that has chosen to opt out of the genetic arms race by ...
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First lab-grown burger may cost $50 at anticipated 2020 restaurant debut

Chase Purdy | 
On April 15, Bruce Friedrich ascended a stage in Vancouver, Canada to give a TED Talk to a packed room ...
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Viewpoint: Marketing restrictions on lab-grown meat, cauliflower rice reveal growing ‘tension’ between food producers and consumers

Chase Purdy | 
The [Arkansas] state legislature on March 20 passed a measure banning food companies from marketing “cauliflower rice” as “rice.” The ...
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How the news of China’s gene-edited babies blew up

Akshat Rathi | 
He Jiankui didn’t wake up on Sunday [November 25]  expecting his world to change. … He knew international attention was ...
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This AI-generated cheeseburger will make your mouth water

Dave Gershgorn | 
The techniques that empower computers to make autonomous decisions have become vogue for modern tech companies in the last six years ...
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Fibromyalgia is a disease that eludes diagnosis: Can artificial intelligence change that?

Olivia Goldhill | 
There’s no tissue damage that explains the pain fibromyalgia patients experience all over their body, and contemporary medicine struggles to ...
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Less harmful sugar? More efficient sweet silica could ‘shake up’ the food industry

Chase Purdy | 
The surprising truth about cake is that it’s astonishingly inefficient. So are lollipops, pies, sticks of gum, and cookies, each ...
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Building a better brain model by harnessing the power of AI

Dave Gershgorn | 
Neuroscientists have a lot of data on the brain—we can see it, take pictures of it, study it. But for ...
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‘Soulless, metallic robot dogs’ are headed our way

Mike Murphy | 
Earlier this year, [Boston Dynamics founder Marc] Raibert said the company planned to start selling its SpotMini robot dogs in 2019, and ...
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What can we learn about ourselves from studying the way animals communicate?

Ephrat Livni | 
If you listen closely to the sound of birds chirping, you’ll hear that they’re taking turns. The same goes for ...
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Anti-GMO group: ‘Bayer is now the new Monsanto’

Zoë Schlanger | 
Bayer’s decision to drop the name means Monsanto products like Roundup will still be Roundup, but now they will be ...
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Feelings of empathy shaped in part by our genetics

Olivia Goldhill | 
Parents are used to getting the blame for their children’s emotional defects. When it comes to empathy, it turns out ...
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Vote to approve glyphosate herbicide shakes up German, EU politics

Jill Petzinger | 
European Union countries found themselves at odds on Monday [Nov. 27] over weed killer. After a long deadlock over renewing the ...
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Natural insecticide created with spider venom and genetically modified yeast

Katherine Foley | 
Scientists have noticed the powerful punch some spider venoms pack, and have started looking to them for inspiration for all kinds ...
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Video: Why organic and non-GMO labels don’t matter when it comes to eating healthy

Michael Tabb | 
[N]on-GMO labels do more than placate people concerned about scientists secretly tinkering with their food. They might persuade people to make ...
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What’s so important about sleep?

Katherine Foley | 
It’s common to try to cram more waking hours into each day. About half of people worldwide get less than ...
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Aquabounty and food activists clash over need for labels for GMO salmon

Chase Purdy | 
Four-and-a-half tons of genetically modified salmon have been released into the Canadian food market, and consumers have no way of ...
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Eugenics redux? Exploring the genetics of ‘success’ and social mobility

Aamna Modin | 
[O]ver a century after the beginning of the eugenics movement, scientists are carefully dipping back into the controversial research that ...
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Kenya could become first country to approve GMO bridal bouquet ‘baby’s breath’ flowers

Sarah Wild | 
Baby’s breath, a staple of bridal bouquets, could become Kenya’s first commercially grown genetically modified (GM) flower. By introducing genes ...
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Organic crop farming in US slides even as demand for organic food increases

Chase Purdy | 
The time is ripe for Jeff Bezos to work his business acumen on an area of the US food system ...
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Unsustainable farming: Why your organic T-shirt might be bad for the environment

Marc Bain | 
The word “organic” is a powerful marketing tool. In clothing—just as in food—brands love to tout their use of organic ...
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Intelligence definitively linked to genetics: Does this open doors to racism?

Olivia Goldhill | 
Your intelligence is partly due to hard work, nutrition, and education. But you can also thank (or blame) your genes ...
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Why did the female orgasm evolve? ‘Because it feels good’

Leah Fessler | 
In [Richard Prum's] new book, The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And ...
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What a DNA test could tell you about likelihood of your children getting genetic diseases

Claire Cameron | 
My dad died of cancer when I was 11 years old. I have my father’s hooded eyelids, quick temper, and ...
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Legal wrangle puts brakes on new strawberry that’s ‘bigger, brighter and stays sweeter longer’

Chase Purdy | 
Two retired food scientists are locked in an epicurean feud with the University of California over the fate of the ...
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Are 3-parent babies products of eugenics or the desire to save lives?

Jill Neimark | 
The most astonishing gene therapy news this year has been the crafting of three-parent babies. The in-vitro fertilization practice, known ...
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Ear to the ground: Crops’ roots use sound to find water

Ephrat Livni | 
A new study from the University of Western Australia’s Center for Evolutionary Biology, published in Oecologia on April 5, [2017] ...