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GMO nitrogen-fixing microbes could one day help plants fertilize themselves

Megan Molteni | 
Peanuts, peas, and many types of beans are climate-friendly because they basically make their own fertilizer. They play host to ...

23andMe chasing Parkinson’s clues through genomic data mining

Megan Molteni | 
In 2015, 23andMe began inking lucrative research agreements with pharma giants like Genentech and Pfizer, in addition to launching its own R&D ...
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Male scientists can help fix STEM gender biases–why don’t they?

Alison Coil | 
A vast literature of sociology research shows time after time, women in science are deemed to be inferior to men ...

We each have 3 billion base pairs in our genome. Artificial intelligence can help us sort it out.

Nick Stockton | 
Genes carry the information that make you you. So it's fitting that, when sequenced and stored in a computer, your ...
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Gene-swapping cheese microbes could provide clues to antibiotic resistance in humans

Menaka Wilhelm | 
You and your favorite cheese—whether it's cheddar, Wensleydale, or a good aged goat brie—have something in common: You’re both home to a ...

‘Mosquito factory’ churns out sterile males produced without genetic modification to fight Zika

Megan Molteni | 
100,000 live mosquitoes, all male, all incapable of producing offspring [are released daily in Fresno, California]. … Though counterintuitive, the ...
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Carnivores beware: Meat allergies skyrocketing thanks to lone star tick

Megan Molteni | 
In the last decade and a half, thousands of previously protein-loving Americans have developed a dangerous allergy to meat. And ...

CRISPR needs ‘global consensus’ in fight to ameliorate diseases

Megan Molteni | 
[A]t WIRED’s 2017 Business Conference in New York, Jennifer Doudna said it was...Crispr custom-designed human offspring that made her take ...

How genetics helps make cows more profitable and environmentally friendly

Ellen Airhart | 
[J. P.] Brouwer, along with his father and two brothers at Sunalta Farms in central Alberta, runs the first commercial dairy ...

Sensationalism or news? Was journal right to publish CRISPR ‘off-target mutations’ study?

Megan Molteni | 
[When] doctors from Columbia, Stanford, and the University of Iowa published a one-page letter to the editor of Nature Methods describing...2,000 unintended ...
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CRISPR creator Jennifer Doudna warns gene editing may be going too fast

Anna Vlasits | 
Easy genetic modification could mean cures for cancer (yay!), kitty-sized pigs (squee!), and, yes, designer babies (ack). In her new ...
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Does US need a ‘biology strategy’ to ensure gene editing research proceeds ethically?

Amy Webb | 
With the arrival of the gene-editing technology Crispr, biology will soon converge with everyday medicine, big agriculture, and artificial intelligence ...
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GMO disease fighters: Zika-destroying GM mosquitoes may soon be joined by GM moths to quash cabbage and kale pest

Eric Niler | 
A half-inch-long moth that devours kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts may not inspire the same fear as a Zika-carrying mosquito, but ...
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Backward regulations may prevent Europe from ever benefiting from easy-to-develop disease-resistant tomatoes

Adam Rogers | 
Engineering a tomato resistant to a pernicious fungal disease doesn’t seem like it’d be the easiest part of a plant pathologist’s ...

‘Functionally’ extinct northern white rhino could be saved through genetic engineering

Nicola Davison | 
The last male northern white rhino has seen better days. At the advanced age of 43, arthritic in leg and ...

Dementia, Alzheimer’s linked to soda — and why you shouldn’t worry about it

Nick Stockton | 
If you didn’t know better, you’d think Alzheimer’s disease is the plot of a bad horror movie: A creeping silent killer steals ...

Tree vaccine: ‘Weaponized’ GM virus could save Florida citrus industry from greening disease

Megan Molteni | 
Florida’s citrus growers are running out of time. Since 2005, when a deadly disease called citrus greening first showed up ...
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Autonomous robot cornfield scanner reveals how individual crops respond to climate change

Matt Simon | 
Allow me to introduce you to Vinobot, the little rover on a mission to make sure crops weather global warming ...

Rigging natural selection: Fight against Zika requires mosquito genes that resist mutations

Megan Molteni | 
Of the many great things promised by Crispr gene editing technology, the ability to eliminate disease by modifying organisms might ...

Why cells are like computers—And how ‘hacking’ them could lead to new diagnostic tools

Sophia Chen | 
Cells are basically tiny computers: They send and receive inputs and output accordingly. If you chug a Frappuccino, your blood sugar ...

Bananas and many staple crops may be doomed to disease if we cannot biodiversify

Rob Dunn | 
[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the book "Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want ...
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Human Genome Project 2: Should scientists synthesize entire human genetic code from scratch?

Emma Bryce | 
In May 2016, scientists, lawyers and government representatives converged at Harvard to discuss the Human Genome Project-Write (HGP-Write), a plan ...
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Bee crisis? How intelligent sticky drones could buzz alongside nature’s pollinators

Liat Clark | 
Tiny drones dressed in horsehair and coated with a sticky goo have been attempting to pollinate lilies in a Japanese ...
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Genetically modified humans? CRISPR edges us toward ‘revolutionizing life’

Abigail Beall | 
The [CRISPR] technique is significant because it gives genetic biologists a powerful tool for gene editing. More importantly, it's cheap ...

770,000 spit samples yield genetic map of America’s post-colonial migrations

Megan Molteni | 
Using more than 770,000 spit samples taken from their customers over the last five years, researchers [at the genealogy company ...
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Coffee renaissance: Genetics guiding breeders to make a better cup of joe

Matt Simon | 
Genes are the future of coffee. Not nitro cold brewing or beans pooped out by civets, but genes. And coffee’s ...
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Unintended consequences? Genetic engineering innovation stifled by Toxic Substances Control Act

Megan Molteni | 
[L]ast summer Congress issued reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act, a 30 year old law governing how the EPA ...
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Could DNA-tailored exercise become the future of fitness?

Jeremy White | 
Boot camps have become commonplace - but an emerging trend in this fitness space is the DNA boot camp. I signed ...