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Coronavirus test uncertainty: False negatives could be as high as 30 percent

Christopher Weaver | 
Health experts say they now believe nearly one in three patients who are infected are nevertheless getting a negative test ...
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Can herd immunity—and coronavirus-immunity registries—help us restart the economy?

Bill Cassidy, Christopher Mores | 
Coronavirus spreads rapidly. One person typically infects two or three other people, who then infect two or three others and ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus testing, treatment key to ending national lockdowns

Scott Gottlieb | 
First, the bad news: America’s coronavirus epidemic is only beginning, and the suffering will become more searing over the next ...
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Bayer, 6 plaintiffs firms agree on draft settlement terms in Roundup-cancer litigation, but thousands of cases could still go to trial

Jacob Bunge, Laura Kusisto | 
Bayer has agreed on draft settlement terms with half a dozen law firms representing tens of thousands of plaintiffs alleging ...
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Impossible Foods cuts prices 15% as new competitors enter plant-based meat market

Heather Haddon, Jacob Bunge | 
Makers of plant-based meat alternatives are cutting prices, as startups compete with food-industry giants for slices of the rapidly growing ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Anti-insecticide crusade’ threatens food security of 20 million people as locusts swarm across East Africa

Richard Tren | 
A plague of locusts has hit Africa. Massive swarms are devouring crops and other vegetation in their path, imperiling millions ...
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When a consumer genetics test pushes your ‘right to know’ against someone else’s ‘right to privacy’

Amy Dockser Marcus | 
Stephen Wald took a home DNA test in 2018, hoping to explore his family ancestry with his two young children ...
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Bayer and BASF hit with $265 million verdict for damages jury concludes were caused by dicamba weedkiller

Jacob Bunge | 
A jury ruled against Bayer and BASF SE in a crop-damage case, awarding $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer ...
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Bayer faces ‘almost impossible’ task of ending glyphosate-cancer litigation while its Roundup herbicide remains in stores

Jacob Bunge, Laura Kusisto, Ruth Bender | 
Bayer faces an extraordinary challenge as it tries to settle tens of thousands of claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes ...
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With Enlist, biotech firm Corteva aims to displace Roundup as top-selling herbicide as Bayer fights glyphosate litigation

Jacob Bunge | 
Before it was targeted by tens of thousands of plaintiffs in lawsuits, Roundup was the king of the field—the world’s ...
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BRCA nightmare: Genetic testing analysis changes—after preventive surgery

Amy Marcus | 
When she was in her early 30s, Katy Mathes decided to check her cancer risk. A genetic test showed a ...
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Would price controls hamper research on gene therapy and other innovative treatments?

Scott Gottlieb | 
Over the next decade, it is a near certainty that we will have gene-therapy cures for deadly inherited disorders such ...
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Viewpoint: Experimental gene therapy saved my sons’ eyesight

Kristin Papiro | 
Not long after we brought my newborn son, Anthony, home from the hospital, we noticed his eyes kept darting to ...
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US meat industry goes to ‘war’ against Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat

Heather Haddon, Jacob Bunge | 
On a rainy September morning, a pair of cattle ranchers browsed the refrigerated meat cases at a Walmart Inc. store ...
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Staving off dementia through lifestyle changes, including exercise, weight loss

Anne Tergesen | 
When it comes to battling dementia, the unfortunate news is this: Medications have proven ineffective at curing or stopping the ...
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Viewpoint: Beef industry campaign against calling plant-based burgers ‘meat’ assaults consumer choice

Jan Dutkiewicz | 
Ranchers and their political allies want to brand plant-based foods like the Impossible Burger as inferior imitations, but consumers shouldn’t ...
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Marketing stunt? Some restaurants sell Impossible, Beyond Burgers without telling customers they’re meat free

Heather Haddon, Sarah Needleman | 
How do you get die-hard meat eaters to try a plant-based burger? You trick them. The rise of meatless meat ...
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CRISPR pigs can survive deadly disease, but regulatory uncertainty slows development

Jacob Bunge | 
Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques such as Crispr-Cas9 will enable scientists to make precise genetic changes to pig physiology, they say, leading ...
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Viewpoint: Sen. Lisa Murkowski farm bill rider could keep GMO salmon off the market

Republicans claim to believe in free markets, at least until competition meets hometown interests. For a case study, witness Senator ...
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Podcast: A brief history of CRISPR gene-editing—and how it could change our food supply

Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided ...
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GMO crops and insects help stem overfishing, protect vulnerable marine ecosystems

Jon Emont | 
For the first time in history, humans are poised to harvest more fish and seafood from farms than they catch ...
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Gender nonconforming Americans can now choose neither male nor female on their licenses in many states

Janet Adamy | 
A growing number of states and companies are allowing people to designate their gender as “X” instead of male or ...
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Long-term antidepressant use linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death

Andrea Petersen | 
More Americans are taking antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft for extended periods of time: One-quarter of people on the ...
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FamilyTreeDNA shares customers’ genetic data with FBI. Founder calls it ‘the right decision’

Amy Marcus | 
Millions of consumers use genetic data to gain insight into family roots or learn about health risks. The boom has ...
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Anger, aches and pains: Anxiety manifests differently in men

Andrea Peterson | 
Anxiety problems can look different in men. When people think of anxiety, they may picture the excessive worry and avoidance ...
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This indoor farmer wants to turn rural Kentucky into America’s ‘high-tech agriculture capital’

Leigh Kamping-Carder | 
Jonathan Webb’s farm doesn’t look like much: tawny soil stretching to a line of trees, a trailer with a few ...
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Food fight: Plant-based burgers stir debate over claims of nutritional advantages versus beef

Heather Haddon, Jacob Bune | 
Plant-based burger makers say their products are better for the planet than beef. Whether they are better for consumers’ health ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save millions from malaria but ‘progressive agroecologists’ mobilize against Gates-funded project

Richard Tren | 
A child under 5 dies from malaria about every two minutes world-wide. Yet radical environmentalists are mobilizing against an important ...