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Video: What makes opioids so addictive

Mike Davis | 
In the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, while actively downplaying their addictive potential. The ...
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Who will CRISPR benefit? How to prevent this life-saving technology from creating gender and geographical disparities

Geoffrey Siwo, Karen Eng | 
From cancer to malaria to HIV, CRISPR is set to open up all kinds of dramatic breakthroughs in medicine, as ...
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Video: How plants use natural chemicals and other defenses to protect against pests

Valentin Hammoudi | 
  For the most part, plants appear to be harmless and passive organisms at the lowest rung of the food ...
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CRISPR co-creator: We should have freedom to choose our ‘genetic destiny’

Jennifer Doudna, Samuel Sternberg | 
[Editor's Note: Jennifer Doudna is a professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology at the University of California Berkeley ...
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Video: Nina Fedoroff’s TED talk on how CRISPR could control the Zika virus without pesticides

Nina Fedoroff | 
How did the Zika epidemic become so widespread across the Americas? How do we stop mosquitoes from spreading the virus ...
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Racial biodiversity: Indigenous people offer opportunity to understand how genetic mutations evolve

Keolu Fox | 
[Editor's note: Keolu Fox is a biomedical researcher studying indigenous people.] Ninety-five percent of all drugs [are tested] only on ...

Video: What can scientists realistically accomplish with CRISPR?

Ellen Jorgensen | 
The genome-editing technology CRISPR has been all over the news for the past few years. However, the words that usually ...

What do we stand to gain from CRISPR gene editing?

Emily McManus | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the world of ...
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What accounts for autism’s steady rise?

Steve Silberman | 
Autism diagnosis has skyrocketed over the last several decades. In 1985, one in 2500 children were considered to be autistic; ...
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Pamela Ronald at TED: Prejudices of rich denying poor, vulnerable benefits of biotechnology

Pamela Ronald | 
Pamela Ronald is at the global TED conference to talk about her work as a plant geneticist, about her quest to ...

Colorado biochemist Rob Knight on TED: Microbes make us who we are

Microbes, more than DNA, might explain why we're so different from one another. At least that's what biochemist Rob Knight ...
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