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New horizons and future directions for epigenetics

Susannah Locke | 
Ever since the age of Darwin — and especially since the discovery of DNA — scientists have thought of biological inheritance ...

Rise of GM crops in America over past decade

Brad Plumer | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently posted new data on how genetically modified crops have taken over American farms in the past ...

GMOs not any riskier than modern traditional breeding methods

Brad Plumer | 
"Traditional breeding methods" for crops have actually changed a lot over time — they haven't just remained static for 10,000 years. And ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson shows GMOs are not liberals’ equivalent of climate denial

Ezra Klein | 
I once asked Twitter to name the liberal equivalent of conservatism's climate change denial: that is to say, an issue ...

Skepticism grows over claims that organic food is healthier

Brad Plumer | 
You've no doubt noticed that organic foods are a fair bit more expensive at the grocery store. An organic head ...
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Should TV ‘quack docs’ like Dr. Oz be regulated?

Julia Belluz | 
Dr. Mehmet Oz is a television personality with his own show, The Dr. Oz Show, focusing on medical issues and personal ...

Welcome to the strange new world of synthetic biology

Susannah Locke | 
Over the past decade, the ease of sequencing and creating DNA has improved so much that the possibilities of genetic ...

Putting the ‘sex’ in sex chromosomes overshadows their holisitic importance

Susannah Locke | 
Sarah Richardson is a historian and philosopher of science who focuses on the intersections between race and sex and the ...

Why not destroy all small pox samples? Threat of synthetic recreation one reason

Susannah Locke | 
When the world eradicated smallpox in 1980, it was the first — and still only — time that people have ...

Why make bird flu more virulent? An explainer

Susannah Locke | 
A few years ago, a researcher took the deadly bird flu, turned it into a highly contagious deadly bird flu, ...
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