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Announcing appeal of reaffirmed Roundup-cancer verdict, Bayer develops defense strategy of Monsanto's flagship product

Announcing appeal of reaffirmed Roundup-cancer verdict, Bayer develops defense strategy of Monsanto’s flagship product

Jacob Bunge, Ruth Bender, Sara Randazzo | 
Bayer AG’s $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto .... made the German drug and chemicals company the world’s biggest supplier of crop seeds and ...
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‘Body on a chip’ could revolutionize drug research, replace animal testing

Mark Ellwood | 
Bringing a new drug to market takes roughly a decade and requires expensive and arduous testing on humans and animals. But a ...
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What’s the difference between choosing healthy embryos and picking a baby’s eye color?

Amy Marcus | 
Blair and James are trying to start a family. Like many parents, they hope their future offspring will be healthy ...
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Family DNA disease connection: How my breast cancer diagnosis saved my father from pancreatic cancer

Pamela Munster | 
In April 2012, as I prepared to undergo a double mastectomy, it was [my grandma] Gertrud’s face that flashed before ...
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Can we afford gene therapy’s million-dollar price tags?

Sumathi Reddy | 
[4-year-old] Caspian was born with a rare, inherited eye disorder called Leber congenital amaurosis, which results in the progressive deterioration ...
Breast cancer is not ‘one size fits all’: Obesity, alcohol use, inactivity exacerbate risk

Breast cancer is not ‘one size fits all’: Obesity, alcohol use, inactivity exacerbate risk

Laura Landro | 
A regular mammogram isn’t enough to battle breast cancer anymore. Researchers have found that a third of breast cancer cases ...
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Video: Meet the gene-edited cows that could revolutionize beef production

Jason Bellini | 
On July 14, 2018 Genzelle, an Angus calf genetically engineered to withstand Brazil's high summer temperatures, was born. Cows like ...
Are you an expert or novice? Brain scans can tell the difference

Are you an expert or novice? Brain scans can tell the difference

Daniela Hernandez | 
To gain new insight into how highly specialized workers learn skills or react to stressful situations, researchers are leveraging advanced ...
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North American trade deal includes ‘science-based’ gene editing regulations

Jacob Bunge | 
Farmers and agribusinesses welcomed the agreement on a new North American trade pact, easing fears that the Trump administration’s tough ...
Bayer asks judge to toss 'flimsy' $289 million glyphosate-cancer verdict

Bayer asks judge to toss ‘flimsy’ $289 million glyphosate-cancer verdict

Jacob Bunge, Ruth Bender | 
Bayer on [September 18th] said it wants a California state court judge to overturn the jury’s verdict, order a new ...
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Seeking a new path for FDA regulation of revolutionary medical treatments

Kate Bachelder Odell | 
Researchers are developing therapies that could permanently alter a patient’s genes... . The early results are promising. Patients would live ...
Viewpoint: FDA gives organic food marketers a pass on deceptive labeling—at consumer expense

Viewpoint: FDA gives organic food marketers a pass on deceptive labeling—at consumer expense

Henry Miller | 
[W]hen it comes to the $47-billion-a-year organic industry, the FDA gives a complete pass to blatantly false and deceptive advertising ...
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Déjà vu all over again: Germany’s ‘regulatory stranglehold’ on New Breeding Techniques mirrors its policy on GMOs 20 years ago

Henry Miller | 
Biotechnology applied to agriculture is beginning to yield all manner of products, including fruits and vegetables that are disease-resistant, more ...
Viewpoint: The 4 Ps threaten bee health—parasites, poor nutrition, pathogens and pesticides

Viewpoint: The 4 Ps threaten bee health—parasites, poor nutrition, pathogens and pesticides

Thor Hanson | 
Experts believe that multiple factors must be at play in the bees’ plight. The main suspects are referred to as ...
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Parents of acutely ill newborns find answers through DNA sequencing

Dana Linden | 
Hope for [children with rare genetic diseases] and their families may be coming in the form of DNA sequencing, or ...
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Video: Can CRISPR gene editing help solve world’s food and farming challenges?

A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is developing higher-yielding tomato plants with a gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9. Are ...
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China seeks to dislodge US dominance in CRISPR gene-edited crops

Jacob Bunge, Lucy Craymer | 
China is seeking a lead in editing plant genes, potentially shifting the epicenter of the emerging agricultural technology toward the ...
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How does the science of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ stand up more than 50 years later?

Charles Mann | 
Carson’s detractors accuse her of misrepresenting the science. Wrong: Carson wrote that pesticides and herbicides disorder ecosystems because they kill ...
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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 ...