Articles written specifically for the GLP or the articles that are reposted from other sources (sometimes in modified form) with permission list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. Excerpted articles list the original media outlet as the source. Excerpts are posted under guidelines for Fair Use and Creative Commons for educational nonprofits (501c3). The GLP’s Fair Use policy for posting excerpts and using images is explained here.
Males=hunters, females=gatherers? Not so fast. Many early big-game hunters were women, research suggests

Males=hunters, females=gatherers? Not so fast. Many early big-game hunters were women, research suggests

In 2018, during archaeological excavations at a high-altitude site called Wilamaya Patjxa in what is now Peru, researchers found an ...

Video: How do you breed CRISPR cows? A crash course on animal gene editing

Alison Van Eenennaam, Joseph Owen | 
How do you breed gene-edited animals? This 30-minute video from the University of California, Davis details the making of a ...
x x e

Video: What are the risks and benefits of animal gene editing?

Alison Van Eenennaam | 
University of California – Davis’ Alison Van Eenennaam answers questions on genome editing. Van Eenennaam discusses her research on hornless ...

More meat with less environmental impact? CRISPR and one gene change could improve the sustainability of beef production

Amy Quinton | 
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an ...

New gene-editing technique eliminates GMO ‘delivery vehicle’ for CRISPR crops

Greg Watry | 
Despite evidence that demonstrates genetically-modified crops are as safe as crops produced through traditional breeding, sections of the public remain ...
Screen Shot at PM

Offspring of gene-edited, hornless dairy bull born healthy, study confirms

This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management practice performed to protect other cattle and ...
px Stem rust close up

Wheat gene discovery could fend off deadly stem rust pathogen threatening global food security

Diane Nelson | 
University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, ...
Screen Shot at AM

Gene salad: First comprehensive genome assembly of lettuce reveals ‘treasure-trove of genetic information’

Pat Bailey | 
UC Davis researchers announced in Nature Communications that they have unlocked a treasure-trove of genetic information about lettuce and related plants, releasing ...
g wea flooding crops a grid x

Facing climate change, plant breeders use genetics, robotics to develop crops ‘that can adapt to it all’

Diane Nelson | 
Variable weather is creating extreme challenges for crop breeding in California. How do you develop crops that will thrive under ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.