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First alien life forms we encounter could well be robots

Bob Waugh | 
[T]he first aliens we encounter are likely to be machines, and they’ll be almost unimaginably old. Susan Schneider of the ...

Couple uses IVF to have baby girl, raising questions on ethics of sex selection

Beth Greenfield | 
Ever heard of “gender disappointment”? Jayne and Jon Cornwill certainly have. It’s what drove the Australian couple to mortgage their ...

Researchers sequencing Ebola virus in hope of finding cure

Julie Steenhuysen | 
Gene sequencing equipment maker Illumina has teamed up with the U.S. government and academic researchers at the Broad Institute in ...
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Organic farming best to address world hunger

Anne Lappe | 
This op-ed was written by Anne Lappe, a writer and anti-GMO activist. Her current project, Food MythBusters is a collaborative ...

Scientist delaying own treatment to advance breast cancer research

Beth Greenfield | 
Mother, grandmother, and biomedical scientist Kimberly Koss of Ohio is battling a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, called ...

Irish celebrity chef protests new EU-US trade deal over GM foods

Órla Ryan | 
Top chef Kevin Thornton has expressed his concerns over a new EU-US trade deal that could open the door to ...
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Critics’ concerns over GM salmon unfounded, ‘don’t merit comment’

Canadian government agencies have scrupulously assessed AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon and have approved it for commercial production. But this hasn't ...

Rare genetic disorder causes constant hunger

Sophie Tighe | 
Parents of a toddler worry their son could eat himself to death after being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder ...

GM crops ban to be extended in South Australia

South Australia will extend a moratorium on genetically modified crops until at least 2019. SA is the only mainland state ...

Manila: Department of Agriculture allows field trials for GM crops

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will allow field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops even as innovative technologies may potentially ...

Monsanto protesters toss money off balcony in Congressional offices

Mike Krumboltz | 
BuzzFeed Politics reported that Capitol Police took the cash, believed to be around $500, into evidence. Three people were also "taken ...

Italian court orders new DNA test in Knox retrial

Ella Ide | 
Judges at the retrial of Amanda Knox for the murder of a British student on Monday ordered new DNA testing ...

Baby born after 19 years as an embryo

Beth Greenfield | 
Kelly Burke of Virginia is grateful to be a new mom at 45. She gave birth to son Liam James nine months ...

Combat gene may be indicator of future PTSD

Charles Simmins | 
The following is an excerpt. Study findings released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggest that a previously described ...

Shortness: Environmental factors can alter genetics

Piper Weiss | 
Pamela Surkin, an associate professor at the university, led a team of researchers in analyzing data of over 6,000 mothers ...

Eating disorders ‘may be genetic’

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on ...

Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a reliable method to restore blood cells into a primitive stem cell state from which ...

Stem cells may help prevent post-injury arthritis

Researchers may have found a promising stem cell therapy for preventing osteoarthritis after a joint injury. Injuring a joint greatly ...

Can green vegetables kill cancer genes?

In a breakthrough study, researchers have uncovered how green vegetables fight diseases. Numerous studies have found cruciferous vegetables such as ...

Your diet affects your grandchildren’s DNA, scientists say

Christopher Wanjek | 
You are what you eat, the saying goes. And, according to two new genetic studies, you are what your mother, ...

Rewiring DNA circuitry may help treat asthma

Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could potentially lead to new treatments for people ...

Tarnished medals: Will genetic engineering change the Olympics?

Stephanie Pappas | 
Will the Olympics as we know it survive genetic engineering? That seems to be the question behind a new opinion ...

World’s first patient-initiated, crowdfunded genome sequencing project uncovers young child’s unknown genetic disease

The Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), a non-profit organization that uses genome sequencing and other biotechnology to help children with rare ...

GMO in sport: Genetically Modified Olympians?

Mariette le Roux | 
As athletes get ready to smash Olympic records in London, scientists are in a high-stakes race of their own to ...

Skin cancer-promoting gene discovered

Researchers have discovered a gene that plays a central role in black skin cancer, also known as melanoma. Suppressing this ...

Cows genetically modified to produce healthier milk

Chinese scientists have developed and unveiled a genetically modified cow whose milk they claim is healthier, triggering fresh alarm over ...

‘Waking up’ hair follicles could help cure baldness

Experts have found a way of waking the hair follicles to help restore a natural growth ...

Europe tackles ethics of biobanks

Collections of human biological samples used in medical research should be governed by clear rules that safeguard ethics while advancing ...