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Science majors less skeptical of GMOs than other undergraduates? Yes, but not by much

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Global access to education is growing. Here’s how GMO crops might be helping

One of the consistent benefits of GM crop adoption has been a higher farm and household income. In an assessment ...
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Podcast: Can you inherit more than half your genes from one parent? Debunking genomic myths and misconceptions

Is there such a thing as a perfect genome? Kat Arney explores the myths and misconceptions about genetics, genomics and ...
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African science literacy: Ugandan teachers are being trained in agricultural biotechnology

In a bid to popularize technology in local schools, the Uganda Biosciences Information Center (UBIC) has begun training teachers and ...
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Are highly educated people more likely to get cancer? Or just more likely to get tested?

A person’s socioeconomic status plays a role in the type of cancer they might get, the Cancer Registry researchers found ...
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Viewpoint: Most Americans ‘woefully underprepared’ for bioethical decisions, including when to remove a loved one from life support

Many Americans will face some form of significant medical decision-making during their lifetimes, either for themselves or for their loved ...
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If you want consumers to embrace biotech, take their concerns about GMOs seriously, plant scientist says

As people become more conscious about the food they put on the table, farmers are having to deal with a ...
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Teaching skeptical consumers the science of biotech crops may calm their fear of GMOs

Genetically modified (GM) foods are often met with harsh public opposition, though little research has attempted to understand why this ...
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Citizen scientists are tackling agriculture’s toughest challenges

The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and ...
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Could studies on gene differences lead teachers to unfairly favor ‘more educatable’ students?

Educational paths are extremely varied, almost as unique as people themselves. They’re influenced by a complex slew of factors, and ...
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Genes play a role in educational achievement, but not as much as your parents’ education does

What's more important, genes or environment? …The advent of genomics has given us a new perspective on the role of ...
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Can genes predict our chances of educational success?

The largest-ever genetic study on human cognition has found more than 1,000 links between people’s genes and how far they ...
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New York PTA’s proposed bans on GMOs, milk from rBST-treated cows flunk science

Scientists say the NY PTA has been hijacked by anti-GMO activists who want to impose their beliefs on the food ...