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‘Will people eat it?’: The public opinion battle over CRISPR gene-edited food is just beginning

Jacob Bunge, Amy Marcus | 
Zachary Lippman, a plant biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, stood among 2 acres of his experimental crops, including some ...
US tentatively approves Bayer's $62.5 billion takeover of Monsanto

US tentatively approves Bayer’s $62.5 billion takeover of Monsanto

Jacob Bunge, Brent Kendall | 
The Justice Department has decided to allow BayerAG’s megadeal to acquire Monsanto Co., valued at more than $60 billion, after the ...
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Friendlier regulations fuel China’s lead in human gene-editing race

Preetika Rana, Amy Marcus, Wenxin Fan | 
In a hospital west of Shanghai, Wu Shixiu since March has been trying to treat cancer patients using a promising ...
Monsanto v. Arkansas: Dispute over dicamba herbicide drift damage moves to the courtroom

Monsanto v. Arkansas: Dispute over dicamba herbicide drift damage moves to the courtroom

Jacob Bunge | 
A fight over one of the most powerful new weapons against hard-to-kill weeds, developed by agricultural giant Monsanto Co., is spilling into the ...
Viewpoint: Overly strict human gene-editing regulations let patients suffer and die

Viewpoint: Overly strict human gene-editing regulations let patients suffer and die

Henry Miller | 
[Editor’s note: Henry Miller is a physician and molecular biologist, and a Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He ...
Monsanto, DowDuPont execs discuss transformative impact of gene-editing and data science on farming

Monsanto, DowDuPont execs discuss transformative impact of gene-editing and data science on farming

To find out more about the potential of [new gene-editing and data science technologies], The Wall Street Journal’s Dennis Berman ...
Viewpoint: Postmodern movement targets science 'because truth isn't always convenient'

Viewpoint: Postmodern movement targets science ‘because truth isn’t always convenient’

Heather Heying | 
[Editor's note: Heather Heying is an evolutionary biologist at Evergreen State College. She and her husband, Bret Weinstein, were targeted ...
Viewpoint: We need to change the way autism research is funded

Viewpoint: We need to change the way autism research is funded

John Rodakis | 
[Editor's note: John Rodakis is the founder and CEO of N of One: Autism Research Foundation.] Robert Naviaux, a professor ...
Bayer-Monsanto merger faces delay as European regulators hone in on antitrust concerns, impact on farmers

Bayer-Monsanto merger faces delay as European regulators hone in on antitrust concerns, impact on farmers

Jacob Bunge, Natalia Drozdiak | 
Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto Co. faces deeper scrutiny from European antitrust regulators who say they have “serious doubts” about ...
Viewpoint: Genetic data from criminals could help solve crimes and save lives

Viewpoint: Genetic data from criminals could help solve crimes and save lives

Mark Helprin | 
Three years ago in Albemarle County, Virginia, Jesse Matthew Jr. abducted and murdered promising 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah ...
Should the government have ordered the destruction of harmless and beautiful 'illegal' GMO petunias?

Should the government have ordered the destruction of harmless and beautiful ‘illegal’ GMO petunias?

Henry Miller | 
Sometimes government regulators do things that are not merely misguided but gratuitously stupid. A classic example came [May 2017], when ...
Experimental drug targets 17 cancers sharing genetic defect

Experimental drug targets 17 cancers sharing genetic defect

Peter Loftus | 
An experimental drug shrank tumors in patients with a variety of cancers sharing the same genetic defect, new studies found, ...
Has 'big data' lived up to its promise to revolutionize farming?

Has ‘big data’ lived up to its promise to revolutionize farming?

Eliot Brown | 
For farmers—and the tech companies that want them as customers—data has been a disappointment. A few years ago, the agricultural ...
CRISPR race: Gene editing's lower costs, regulations open door to more competition, improved crops

CRISPR race: Gene editing’s lower costs, regulations open door to more competition, improved crops

Jacob Bunge | 
Monsanto ... is investing in gene editing in an effort to keep an edge over rival suppliers of high-tech crop seeds ...
ChemChina's proposed takeover of Syngenta fuels GMO fears among some in China

ChemChina’s proposed takeover of Syngenta fuels GMO fears among some in China

Brian Spegele | 
The opposition to genetically altered food and grains in China has been brought to the forefront by China National Chemical’s ...
DIY home gene editing is all the rage: Here are the promises and pitfalls

DIY home gene editing is all the rage: Here are the promises and pitfalls

Amy Dockser Marcus | 
Kian Sadeghi has postponed homework assignments, sports practice and all the other demands of being a 17-year-old high-school junior...On a ...
Flood of organic imports has US farmers concerned, asking for more scrutiny of overseas growers

Flood of organic imports has US farmers concerned, asking for more scrutiny of overseas growers

Jacob Bunge | 
Organic grain is flooding into the U.S., depressing prices and drawing complaints from domestic organic farmers who fear their harvests ...
Europe appears poised to overturn neonicotinoid pesticides ban

Europe appears poised to overturn neonicotinoid pesticides ban

Matt Ridley | 
[Editor's note: Matt Ridley is a columnist for the Times (UK), a member of the House of Lords and the ...
American farm bust: Global competition, low prices, high seed costs push farmers to the edge

American farm bust: Global competition, low prices, high seed costs push farmers to the edge

Patrick McGroarty, Jesse Newman | 
Across the heartland, a multiyear slump in prices for corn, wheat and other farm commodities brought on by a glut of ...
Cheaper blue jeans that are better for the environment? Genetic engineering can make it happen

Cheaper blue jeans that are better for the environment? Genetic engineering can make it happen

Henry Miller | 
Editor's note: This piece is written by Dr. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, who was the founding director of the ...
Big Ag megamerger? Trump meets with Bayer, Monsanto CEOs

Big Ag megamerger? Trump meets with Bayer, Monsanto CEOs

Jacob Bunge | 
Top executives of Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. met with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday in New York to pitch the ...
Food company executives know GMOs safe, but cater to consumers' desire for labeling

Food company executives know GMOs safe, but cater to consumers’ desire for labeling

Jacob Bunge | 
Consumers’ desire for deeper transparency into how food is made will continue pushing food companies to label ingredients made from ...
Monsanto's Robert Fraley: Next GMO crops to focus on nutrition, climate change

Monsanto’s Robert Fraley: Next GMO crops to focus on nutrition, climate change

Robert Fraley | 
The first genetically modified row crops of any kind—herbicide-resistant soybeans and cotton protected against the bollworm and other pests—were introduced ...

Americans unearth surprises about immigrant ancestors using DNA, genealogy tests

Cameron McWhirter | 
Advances in the size and scope of vast digital databases, as well as the low cost of DNA testing, have ...

Allegations of misconduct at Chinese GMO research lab revives public’s skepticism

Chuin-Wei Yap | 
A former employee at a state laboratory that studies genetically modified foods said his superiors had him falsify reports, reviving ...
EU regulations contributing to consolidation in biotech, agrochemicals industries

EU regulations contributing to consolidation in biotech, agrochemicals industries

Christopher Alessi | 
Bayer AG’s big push into the U.S. agrochemical market with its planned acquisition of Monsanto Co. could help it offset a growing problem on its home ...
Is the GMO crop boom over?

Is the GMO crop boom over?

Jacob Bunge | 
Behind a wave of multibillion-dollar mergers in the agriculture business is a moment of change in American farming. The dominance ...

Monsanto-Bayer deal reduces players in consolidating seed, pesticide industries

Jacob Bunge, Jesse Newman | 
Monsanto Co.’s agreement to a takeover by Bayer AG... caps a whirlwind year and a half of deal making that has reshaped... seed and pesticide sector ...