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Immunocompromised and wary about getting a COVID vaccine? Here’s what experts say

Karen Weintraub | 
None of the large-scale vaccine trials included people who are immunocompromised, though every indication is that vaccines are safe in ...
Do you need two vaccine shots if you’ve already been infected with COVID?

Do you need two vaccine shots if you’ve already been infected with COVID?

Karen Weintraub | 
Six recent studies suggest that people who've already come down with COVID-19 might not need to get a second vaccine ...
Why are Black Americans suspicious of COVID vaccines?

Why are Black Americans suspicious of COVID vaccines?

Karen Weintraub | 
Although the first two large clinical trials of [COVID-19] candidate vaccines have managed to include about 3,000 Black participants each, ...
CRISPR-based diagnostic tools will be able to rapidly diagnose future pandemics

CRISPR-based diagnostic tools will be able to rapidly diagnose future pandemics

Ken Alltucker | 
Although [CRISPR] gene-editing technology [COVID] tests are still being developed and won't be ready in the United States this year as the weather ...
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White House Rose Garden SCOTUS ‘super spreader’ event may have infected thousands across the US

Dinah Voyles Pulver, Josh Salman | 
From a religious summit outside Atlanta to a campaign rally at a Pennsylvania airport and a private fundraiser in Minnesota, ...

Under pressure from Trump administration, FDA ignores lack of evidence to expand use of remdesivir to all patients

Karen Weintraub | 
[August 28, the FDA] allowed the drug remdesivir to be used on all patients hospitalized with COVID-19, although no published research ...
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What does a gene edited squid look like?

N’dea Yancey-Bragg | 
Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to eliminate a gene in embryos of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii, which ...
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Conspiracy debunked: Bill Gates, Tyson Foods aren’t using COVID to boost lab-grown meat sales

Matthew Brown | 
“Do you wonder why the media wants you panicked about the food supply and why farms are slaughtering and aborting ...

USDA unveils initiative to halve US farming environmental footprint, boost production 40% by 2050

Sonny Perdue | 
The world’s population is likely to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. The global agriculture sector will not only need ...
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Former holistic nutritionist explains why she demonized GMOs—and how science changed her mind

Denby Royal | 
For years, I was deeply embedded in the wellness world in my own life. Then I decided to work in ...
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Farmers cheer EPA rulings on glyphosate, neonicotinoid pesticides, while activists pan them as concessions to industry

Mark Olalde | 
In a move heralded by farmers but panned by environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reapprove ...

Viewpoint: Eating red meat won’t harm you or destroy the environment, and it has some nutritional advantages

Will Coggin | 
We’ve all been steak-shamed before .... According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, red meat consumption has fallen more than ...
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Viewpoint: Why farm to table organic food campaigns are ‘bunk’

Christian Schneider | 
[T]here is big money in making consumers feel ecologically pure and big money to be lost if a certain brand ...
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Consumer genetic tests promise rich rewards, but can yield ‘awkward surprises’

Edward Baig | 
DNA testing is all about unlocking secrets. But sometimes surrendering your saliva may also mean surrendering a bit of privacy ...
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Organic industry-funded study finds trace levels of antibiotics, pesticides in conventional milk

Rebekah Tuchscherer | 
Results from a recent study examining what’s in organic versus conventional milk show that the majority of samples of conventional, non-organic ...
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400,000-year-old teeth suggest Neanderthals and humans split much earlier than thought

Doyle Rice | 
Our distant cousins just got a little more distant. A new study suggests that modern humans and our closest relatives, the Neanderthals, ...
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EPA reaffirms glyphosate weed killer safe, calls IARC cancer designation an ‘outlier’ inconsistent with multiple assessments

Donnelle Eller | 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on [April 30] reaffirmed its finding that glyphosate, the world's most popular herbicide, is not ...
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‘Only child’ no more: DNA test reveals woman has at least 29 brothers and sisters

Brett Molina | 
For Shauna Harrison, her journey from only child to a sister with 29 siblings started with a revisit to her 23andme ...

California towns fear arrival of citrus greening disease now threatening Florida’s orange industry

Tyler Hersko | 
It may be only a matter of time until a deadly and incurable citrus disease sweeps through Ventura County’s agricultural ...
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US Senator Todd Young eager to sample just-approved sustainable AquaBounty GMO fish

Seth Slabaugh | 
After touring a land-based fish farm that is preparing to raise genetically engineered salmon, U.S. Senator Todd Young is ready ...

Activist group finds drinking 140 glasses of wine a day could expose alcoholics to potentially harmful levels of the herbicide glyphosate

Zlati Meyer | 
A new report by the public-interest advocacy group U.S. PIRG reveals that tests of five wines and 15 beers....found traces of the controversial ...
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AI should make our lives better by 2030, though there are ‘problems to worry about’, Pew study suggests

Edward C. Baig | 
The year is 2030, and artificial intelligence has changed practically everything. Is it a change for the better or has ...
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Are pro-GMO scientists corrupted by money?

Carol Reese | 
Do you watch “crime shows? It’s intrinsically satisfying to see the facts proven and the truth revealed. Phrases such as ...

Google hopes to fix the racial bias problem in artificial intelligence through tech summer camps

Ashley Wong | 
Oakland-based nonprofit AI4All [will] expand its outreach to young underrepresented minorities and women with a $1 million grant from, the technology ...
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DNA tests could reunite migrant families. But is there a reason for concern?

Alan Gomez, Elizabeth Weise, Ryan Suppe | 
The U.S. government's plan to reunify immigrant children with their parents via DNA testing is an unusual but not unprecedented ...

Bad weather, habitat destruction and pesticides are main threats to monarch butterflies

Doyle Rice | 
The number of monarch butterflies that overwintered in forests in Mexico fell for a second straight year, experts say. Monday's ...
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Viewpoint: Green groups reject agricultural technology in embrace of ‘utopian fantasies’

Ted Nordhaus | 
[Editor’s note: Ted Nordhaus is the co-founder and executive director of the Breakthrough Institute and a co-author of the Ecomodernist ...
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‘Designer babies’ just around the corner? More scare than science

Alex Berezow, Ben Locwin | 
As CRISPR technology advances, old fears about 'designer babies' resurface. But we are a long way from being able to ...
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