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Why Whole Foods decided to label genetically modified foods

Brady Dennis | 
The following is an edited excerpt. This month, Whole Foods became the first retailer in the country to announce that ...

Ireland: GM potato resists blight, not mistrust

Adrian Higgins | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Ewen Mullins is a plant scientist whose work on a genetically modified potato inherently ...

Preserving genetic privacy: A DNA test for the Constitution

The following is an excerpt. Science has broken the code of human composition and can read the genetic “fingerprint” unique to ...

DNA may help scientists find dark matter

That wonder molecule of life on Earth, DNA, is now being enlisted in the search for an exotic species zooming ...

Organic farming may be less energy intensive

Brian Palmer | 
The Rodale Institute , which promotes organic farming, has been investigating this question for more than 30 years. It grows ...

Genetically modified pet fish worries Florida environmentalists

Adrianne Appel | 
Since Yorktown Technologies first sold its genetically modified pet — the GloFish — in 2003, the fluorescent fish, an altered ...

Farmers turn to engineered corn to adapt to drought. But will it be enough?

Brad Plumer | 
Out in western Kansas, the corn looks unsalvageable. The landscape is rife with curled brown leaves, an unmistakable sign of ...

Genetic tests could explain why some children and teens die unexpectedly

Characterized by a hidden defect in certain cardiac cells, the syndrome had several bizarre variants. One type results in cardiac ...
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Human family tree gets another “mysterious” branch: Neanderthal-type species once roamed Africa, DNA shows

The human family tree just got another — mysterious — branch, an African “sister species” to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that ...

Early Africans mated with mystery species of humans

The human family tree just got another — mysterious — branch, an African “sister species” to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that ...
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Drought scorches much of US corn crop, but plant technology could still provide huge harvest

Almost a third of the nation’s corn crop has been damaged by heat and drought, and a number of farmers ...

Gene screens show Appalachian Mulungeons likely of sub-Saharan ancestry

For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents ...