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Disease-resistant GMO chestnut trees could birth ‘new agroforestry industry’

Charles Mann | 
Many Americans know the sad tale of how the American chestnut tree was driven almost to extinction in the 20th ...
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Steep prices push lab-grown meat makers to pitch products as ‘humane luxuries’

Mischa Frankl-Duval | 
[M]akers of cultured meat, such as Memphis Meats, New Age Meats and Aleph Farms, face several barriers to bringing their ...
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Can artificial intelligence improve IVF success rates?

Emily Mullin | 
In theory, an AI application would be able to pick out the single best embryo to use for IVF to ...
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A jury decided glyphosate caused cancer. Is this society’s ‘search for a scapegoat’ for the deadly disease?

Arthur Lambert | 
A San Francisco jury decided last month that a plaintiff’s case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller ...
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Podcast: How AI is boosting treatment of PTSD

Jennifer Strong | 
Only about 10% of the individuals with mental health issues in the US are getting any sort of treatment that ...
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Viewpoint: Bayer ‘open for looting’ as company battles 11,000 glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

The vagaries of American tort law were on display in San Francisco....as six jurors decided that Bayer AG is liable ...
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Many farmers endorse glyphosate as safe weed killer while Bayer battles Roundup-cancer lawsuits

Jacob Bunge | 
Farmers are standing by Bayer AG’s Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world’s most widely used weedkiller caused ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s bioengineered food rules will confuse consumers and could cost $200 million per year

Henry Miller, Drew Kershen | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created what may be the most bewildering, least cost-effective regulation ever. In July 2016, ...
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China’s approval of 5 GMO crop imports could fuel investment boom in biotech research

James Collins | 
Lost in the news of contentious U.S.-China trade disputes was a meaningful regulatory approval that will improve agriculture around the ...
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Viewpoint: Psychology association’s new guidelines ‘demonize’ masculinity, ignore biology

Erica Komisar | 
In my practice as a psychotherapist , I’ve seen an increase of depression in young men who feel emasculated in ...
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China’s decision to import next generation US-grown GMO herbicide-resistant crops will help American farmers struggling to fight hardy weeds

Jacob Bunge | 
China’s approval of new genetically engineered crops will open a new front in U.S. farmers’ long-running war against hard-to-kill weeds ...
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Gene-edited animals could improve agricultural productivity. But could there be unintended consequences?

Preetika Rana, Lucy Craymer | 
The purported birth [in November] of the world’s first gene-edited human babies .... spurred a wave of global outrage .... [T]he ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...