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Five reasons to be optimistic about the future of genome editing

Though the past year delivered social, economic, health and personal difficulties that challenged people across the globe, science strutted its ...
Gene editing could help Kenya’s valuable tea crop retain its competitive edge

Gene editing could help Kenya’s valuable tea crop retain its competitive edge

Genome editing may help protect Kenya’s most important cash crop — tea grown in the country’s prime highlands — from ...
FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Joseph Mercola, an osteopath who heads a large online “alternative ...
Poverty and hunger follow Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

Poverty and hunger follow Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

Africa’s fall armyworm invasion has contributed to poverty and hunger among smallholder farmers, a pioneering study shows. Severe levels of ...
Decades-long battle over GMOs can teach scientists how to combat COVID conspiracies in Africa

Decades-long battle over GMOs can teach scientists how to combat COVID conspiracies in Africa

As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps across Africa, bringing steep increases in infections and deaths, the battle between facts and conspiracies – ...
High-yielding sweet potato that fights vitamin A deficiency could be Ghana’s first gene-edited crop

High-yielding sweet potato that fights vitamin A deficiency could be Ghana’s first gene-edited crop

Research on Ghana’s first gene-edited crop — a high-yielding sweet potato with increased beta carotone content — is under way ...
Genetic engineering gave us COVID vaccines. Here's how they work, and why you shouldn't be frightened

Genetic engineering gave us COVID vaccines. Here’s how they work, and why you shouldn’t be frightened

We’ve all heard the conspiracy theories about COVID-19. Now a whole new set is emerging around COVID vaccines — and spreading ...
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FDA aims to combat GMO misinformation with crop biotech high-school curriculum

FDA aims to combat GMO misinformation with crop biotech high-school curriculum

Though a new curriculum guide offers high school teachers helpful tools for navigating the complexities of crop biotechnology and a ...
Global crop yields projected to drop as temperatures rise, new study finds

Global crop yields projected to drop as temperatures rise, new study finds

The warmer temperatures associated with climate change are projected to significantly reduce yields of the world’s staple food crops, a ...
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Italy and Israel bet on GM microalgae to develop edible COVID vaccine

The rush to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 has extended to Italy and Israel, where scientists are using the tools ...
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Top 5 most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates

More than 100 vaccine efforts are currently underway in the global push to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ...
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African science steps up to COVID challenge

As the coronavirus spreads across Africa, launching a pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) warns could “smolder” for years, ...
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Did COVID-19 escape from a lab?

A frenzy of speculation has arisen around the idea that the novel coronavirus responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic might ...
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