FDA lightens up on 'outrageous' direct-to-consumer genetic information ban

FDA lightens up on ‘outrageous’ direct-to-consumer genetic information ban

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) head Scott Gottlieb is reeling in his agency's outrageous four-year ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Under the ...
Viewpoint: Confirmation bias, conflicts of interest plague 'science' behind glyphosate cancer claims

Viewpoint: Confirmation bias, conflicts of interest plague ‘science’ behind glyphosate cancer claims

Anti-biotech activists hate the herbicide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto under the brand name Roundup. Those activists won a victory in ...
How 'pollinator entrepreneurs' helped stave off 'beepocalypse'

How ‘pollinator entrepreneurs’ helped stave off ‘beepocalypse’

[Editor's note: Shawn Regan is a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana.] Despite ...
FDA's proposal to regulate gene edited animals is 'bad science'

FDA’s proposal to regulate gene edited animals is ‘bad science’

Editor’s Note: This article discusses the US Food and Drug Administration guidance on “Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomics DNA in ...
Proposed release of bacteria infected mosquitoes not as controversial as GM mosquitoes

Proposed release of bacteria infected mosquitoes not as controversial as GM mosquitoes

Every Wednesday and Friday, members of the Clovis Mosquito Abatement team pick up a box from the post office, shipped ...
Are predictions climate change will reduce crop yields wrong?

Are predictions climate change will reduce crop yields wrong?

Those of us who try to monitor the torrent of climate change studies frequently come across various projections that just ...
Swedish scientist edits DNA of healthy embryos—Should the public worry?

Swedish scientist edits DNA of healthy embryos—Should the public worry?

[On Sept. 22,] an NPR report, "Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientists Seeks To Edit DNA of Healthy Human Embryos," stokes the ...
Senate GMO labeling bill too late to halt VT law, should federal court intervene?

Senate GMO labeling bill too late to halt VT law, should federal court intervene?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Federal courts have just ...

Ronald Bailey: Legal vultures use activist claims about glyphosate for ‘bogus’ Quaker Oats lawsuit

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Activists are now using ...

CRISPR’s gene-edited crops might provide an opportunity to revamp biotech regulations

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Thanks to entirely specious fears about ...
Nassim Taleb calls Reason's Ronald Bailey an 'idiot' after backing out of GMO debate

Nassim Taleb calls Reason’s Ronald Bailey an ‘idiot’ after backing out of GMO debate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . [A]nti-GMO alarmist ...
Nassim Taleb ducks out of debate on GMO safety

Nassim Taleb ducks out of debate on GMO safety

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Nassim Taleb. . . NYU ...
CATO GMO debate: Should we regulate based on ‘responsible research’ or health and safety criteria?

CATO GMO debate: Should we regulate based on ‘responsible research’ or health and safety criteria?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Cato Institute's Marion ...
Chipotle loses integrity hyping non-GMO menu, as growth and traffic sour

Chipotle loses integrity hyping non-GMO menu, as growth and traffic sour

In April, the high-class Mexican food chain Chipotle announced that it was going GMO-free. That is, the company would no ...
Paranoia about GMOs more harmful than rejecting evolution

Paranoia about GMOs more harmful than rejecting evolution

This year is the tenth anniversary of a book called The Republican War on Science. I could just as easily write ...

LA drops GMO ban plan provoking cries of lobbyist interference

The Los Angeles City Council was seriously considering a ban on growing genetically modified crops (GMOs) within the city limits ...

‘Gene drives’ could circumvent anti-GMO hysteria but present unique risks

Wouldn't it be great if scientists could genetically engineer mosquitoes to be immune to the malaria parasite, thus protecting people ...

Tennesse law criminalizing drug use in pregnancy doesn’t consider risk and genetics

Given the link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and birth defects, should expectant mothers who drink be arrested for assault? ...

Challenge highlights flaws in Hawaii’s anti-GMO law

Last week a Hawaii state judge issued an injunction halting enforcement of a key component of a new anti-GMO law. The judge ...

General exonerations in the US increasing, DNA-based exonerations dropping

Eighty-seven — It seems like such a small number compared to the more than two million adults currently incarcerated in ...

Video: Is Hawaii’s Anti-GMO Movement Really Just Anti-Science?

Hawaii is at the center of the fight over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) - and the food people are eating ...

Petition to lift 23andMe FDA ban reaches 10k signatures

Back in November, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the genotype-screening company, 23andMe, basically ordering it to ...

The fable of Hawaiian ‘Frankencorn’

Hawaii is the epicenter of a furious campaign to shut down production farms that yield genetically modified seed. It was ...

Different DNA testing companies deliver different results? No surprise (or problem)

The New York Times has published yet another article aiming to prove to readers that genetic testing, especially direct to ...

Will 23andMe spur a run on mastectomies? Probably not.

What are the FDA’s bureaucrats so worried about? Basically that purchasers of 23andMe’s personal genome services will do something dangerously ...
Is the Food and Drug Administration killing personalized medicine?

Is the Food and Drug Administration killing personalized medicine?

The Food and Drug Administration's outdated regulatory requirements are choking pharmaceutical innovations in personal genomics and molecular medicine ...

Hawaii anti-GMO activists influence policy by spreading fear of biotech

Reason's Ronald Bailey explores Hawaii's anti-GMO activists, who spread false information to advance their political goals. Both the Hawaii County ...

Fear over light-up plants exaggerated and unnecessary

“What if someone decides it would be cute to light up a national forest?” asked Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at ...