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15-minute CRISPR-based COVID test uses smartphone camera to identify coronavirus

15-minute CRISPR-based COVID test uses smartphone camera to identify coronavirus

Kara Manke | 
Scientists at UC Berkeley and Gladstone Institutes have developed a new CRISPR-based COVID-19 diagnostic test that, with the help of a smartphone ...
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Here’s why women are overmedicated

Yasmin Anwar | 
Researchers analyzed data from several thousand medical journal articles and found clear evidence of a drug dose gender gap for ...

Manipulating plant microbiome could yield healthier crops, cut chemical use, study shows

A new study by University of California, Berkeley, microbial ecologists used experimental evolution to help identify the core microbiome of ...
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Nanotubes and CRISPR gene editing could make producing disease-resistant crops faster and cheaper

Robert Sanders | 
Inserting or tweaking genes in plants is more art than science, but a new technique developed by University of California, ...

Lou Gehrig’s disease might be treatable using CRISPR

University of California, Berkeley scientists have for the first time used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to disable a defective gene that ...

Pesticide used on organic farms may cause breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

Brett Israel | 
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily-used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use ...
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Mosquito suppression on ‘continental scale’ could be possible with CRISPR

Brett Israel | 
Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings ...
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‘Culture of confrontation’: Professor on abusive use of Freedom of Information Act in GMO debate

David Zilberman | 
[Editor's note: David Zilberman is a professor of agriculture and resource economics at UC-Berkeley.] [A] few weeks ago, I received a ...
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GMOs and Global Food Security

David Zilberman | 
The high costs and uncertainty about the regulation of GMOs have slowed the rate of innovation of new traits and ...

Poor pay for the affluent’s misplaced anxiety over GMOs

David Zilberman | 
I wrote several papers on the political economy of agricultural biotechnology that analyzes the opposition and support of GM. The ...
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