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Video: How gene drives could use ‘selfish’ genes to eradicate malaria

The invention of the CRISPR gene editing tool has injected new life into a line of research called gene drive ...
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Genetically modified mosquitos could eliminate malaria, if we’re willing to take risk

Dylan Matthews | 
[Kevin] Esvelt is a biologist at MIT and the first person to formulate a technology known as a CRISPR gene ...
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Male birth control? Here are 3 methods headed our way

Julia Belluz | 
While a pill for men certainly isn’t coming to the pharmacy anytime soon, unfortunately, there is reason for (muted) hope ...
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Harvard geneticist David Reich NY Times’ op-ed ignites debate over whether ‘races’ exist

Ezra Klein | 
On Monday morning, I woke up to a tweet from Sam Harris, the bestselling author and popular podcast host, referencing ...
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Safer CRISPR? Cas13 version edits RNA, not DNA

Julia Belluz, Umair Irfan | 
CRISPR, while a major leap forward in gene editing, can still be a blunt instrument. There have been problems with ...
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Biodiversity crisis? Humans may actually be creating more species than we’re killing

Chris Thomas, Ferris Jabr | 
Chris Thomas … a professor of conservation biology at the University of York in the UK … does not deny that ...
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9 reasons why IQ really matters

Brian Resnick | 
IQ is often dismissed as antiquated, misguided, or less important than personality traits. But according to Stuart Ritchie, an intelligence researcher ...
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Perfect apple: Replicating Honeycrisp success to create new, tastier varieties

Alex Abad-Santos | 
The Honeycrisp is a millennial apple born in the 1990s, after years of careful planning. It’s also considered the first ...
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Linking genes to IQ could lead to treatment for Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative diseases

Brian Resnick | 
[Recently], researchers announced [that] they’d found 40 genes that play a role in shaping human intelligence, bringing the total number of ...
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Vaccines do not cause autism. Here’s what science says does

Julia Belluz | 
It doesn’t help that doctors have long struggled to explain what exactly causes autism if vaccines don’t — many medical ...
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Did Bill Nye err when discussing Monsanto, GMOs in new Netflix series?

Aja Romano | 
Bill Nye comes out swinging in the first season of Bill Nye Saves the World, his new Netflix series. ...
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Cancer scientists fail to replicate key study results – for good reasons

Julia Belluz | 
The general principle [of replicating studies] is that if the results repeat, then the original results were correct and reliable ...
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Did humans and Neanderthals make a love connection?

Brian Resnick | 
Neanderthal genomes recently sequenced by scientists have revealed that we humans mated with Neanderthals over thousands of years...Just about every ...
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7 ways CRISPR gene editing could transform our lives

Brad Plumer, Eliza Barclay | 
[W]e asked a variety of scientists what they think are realistically the most exciting ways that scientists might one day ...
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Guide to CRISPR gene editing revolution

Brad Plumer, Janvier Zarracina | 
In 2016 alone, researchers have shown CRISPR can do some truly astounding things, like create mushrooms that don’t brown easily ...
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Is society ready for genetically modified humans, designer babies?

Michael Bess | 
We single out the industrial revolutions of the past as major turning points in human history because they marked major ...
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Senate questions possible anti-competitive consolidation of seed and agrochemical industries

Brad Plumer | 
One of the biggest stories in agriculture right now is the jaw-dropping consolidation among companies that sell the world’s seeds, ...

Video: ‘Natural’ label is meaningless

Liz Scheltens | 
We want to buy what’s best, but there are almost too many choices. Food companies know this. So they use ...
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How will GMOs be labeled if Senate’s bill becomes law?

Brad Plumer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What does the Senate’s ...
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Embryo donation gaining popularity as affordable solution for infertility

Eliza Barclay | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Infertility now affects one ...

Oxytocin ‘love’ hormone? Scientists now doubting its supposed effects on trust

Brian Resnick | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Here's one conclusion from ...
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Video: Need more proof that evolution is real? Check out your own body

Joss Fong | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Vestigial structures are evolution's ...

What factors drive Europe’s superior tasting vegetables?

Julia Belluz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . . Why ...
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There’s a good chance your nutritional supplements are laced with deadly substances

Julia Belluz, Soo Oh | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Americans spend more than ...
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Why can’t the U.S. have clear, sensible food guidelines?

Julia Belluz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Why doesn't the United ...

Bad at planning? You might be out of touch with your future self

Susannah Locke | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Lately, scientists have come ...
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Knowing your biology may help you argue more effectively

Brian Resnick | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Evidence continues to mount ...

No, there’s no ‘human’ in your veggie dogs

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  There was a bit ...