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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 ...
Vote to approve glyphosate herbicide shakes up German, EU politics

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 ...
Natural insecticide created with spider venom and genetically modified yeast

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 ...
Video: Why organic and non-GMO labels don't matter when it comes to eating healthy

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 ...
What's so important about sleep?

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 ...
Aquabounty and food activists clash over need for labels for GMO salmon

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 ...
Eugenics redux? Exploring the genetics of 'success' and social mobility

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 ...
Kenya could become first country to approve GMO bridal bouquet 'baby's breath' flowers

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 ...
Organic crop farming in US slides even as demand for organic food increases

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 ...
Unsustainable farming: Why your organic T-shirt might be bad for the environment

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 ...
Intelligence definitively linked to genetics: Does this open doors to racism?

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 ...
Why did the female orgasm evolve? 'Because it feels good'

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 ...
What a DNA test could tell you about likelihood of your children getting genetic diseases

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 ...
Legal wrangle puts brakes on new strawberry that's 'bigger, brighter and stays sweeter longer'

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 ...
Are 3-parent babies products of eugenics or the desire to save lives?

Are 3-parent babies products of eugenics or the desire to save lives?

Jill Neimark | 
These days, using the tiniest surgical and biological scissors, we can snip away bad genes and insert good ones.thanks ...
Ear to the ground: Crops' roots use sound to find water

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] ...
Sequencing entire genome of any species just cracked the $10,000 barrier

Sequencing entire genome of any species just cracked the $10,000 barrier

Katherine Ellen Foley | 
In 2003, the US Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health announced that—13 years and $2.7 billion later—they ...
Unique in our own unique way: Human genomics reveal wider range of variations than we imagined

Unique in our own unique way: Human genomics reveal wider range of variations than we imagined

Sharon Briggs | 
It’s often said that humans are 99.9% identical. and what makes us unique is a measly 0.1% of our genome ...
Tracking Zika: New genetic tool maps how viruses spread around the world

Tracking Zika: New genetic tool maps how viruses spread around the world

Akshat Rathi | 
We remain utterly unprepared to deal with epidemics at a global scale...The good news is that new inventions are continually ...
Viruses ‘talk’ with each other to plan attacks on cells

Viruses ‘talk’ with each other to plan attacks on cells

Akshat Rathi | 
[Israeli scientists have accidentally] discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses. ... Viruses ...
Nestlé moves towards high tech, genetically tailored nutrition

Nestlé moves towards high tech, genetically tailored nutrition

Chase Purdy | 
The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say ...
'Organic' label on non-food products is meaningless

‘Organic’ label on non-food products is meaningless

Chase Purdy | 
...The Organic Trade Association has asked the government to start regulating non-food products that boast organic marketing claims with the same rigor ...
Lack of data from people of color marring ancestry reports from 23andMe

Lack of data from people of color marring ancestry reports from 23andMe

Euny Hong | 
I did a 23andMe genetic test...[but] I doubt that most 23andMe users realize how paltry the company’s data is for ...
Years of genomic research botched with errors thanks to Excel quirk

Years of genomic research botched with errors thanks to Excel quirk

Jason Karaian | 
A new paper has revealed the vast extent of errors in published genomics research,...[thanks to] an unfortunate quirk of Microsoft ...

Genes major influence on academic achievement–and that makes leftists uncomfortable

Olivia Goldhill | 
A massive and fast growing field in science—behavioral genetics—has a huge body of conclusive evidence that, at first reading, seems at ...

Is growing GMO crops only way to feed India’s booming population?

Madhura Karnik | 
There’s a food crisis looming over India. Farmers in the country currently lose some . . . ($5 billion) every year to pests ...
Bernie Sanders attacks Senate backers of GMO labeling bill on Twitter

Bernie Sanders attacks Senate backers of GMO labeling bill on Twitter

Chase Purdy | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The fight is over ...

Genomic research must shift focus onto Africa to fight diseases

Nicholas Ngomi | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Genomic research has proven ...