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Podcast: Tackling ethical questions about CRISPR with GLP’s groundbreaking Global Gene Editing Regulation Tracker and Index

To what degree are nations deploying these revolutionary new tools? ...
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Impossible Foods touts eco-benefits of its GMO plant-based burger to win over skeptical consumers

Impossible Foods has claimed a spot on the menus of fast-food chains like Restaurant Brands International’s Burger King and White ...
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Viewpoint: President Trump should end FDA-USDA turf war over animal gene-editing regulation to foster innovation

In more than two decades, only one biotechnology food animal has been approved for production and sale in the United ...
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900 gene therapy drugs are in the pipeline. How does the FDA want to regulate them?

To date, the FDA has approved four gene therapy products, which insert new genetic material into a patient’s cells. The ...
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FDA defends CRISPR-edited animal rules likely to block most uses: Is the agency trying to avoid litigation from anti-GMO groups?

"How can the presence of one identifiable variant justify the costs and delays of mandatory FDA oversight?" ...
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Hand sanitizers can’t ‘work miracles’: Purell warned by FDA to cut back on marketing claims

The makers of Purell are pruning their marketing strategy after the Food and Drug Administration slapped the company with a ...
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US Senate coalition petitions FDA to end marketing of plant-based ‘imposter products’ as dairy

A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the labeling of plant-based ...
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Turning old drugs—for things like diabetes and alcoholism—into new cancer treatments

Drugs originally developed to treat diseases ranging from diabetes to alcoholism may have applications in cancer treatment, according to a ...
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A video game for ADHD? We’re still waiting to see what the FDA thinks

In mid-2018, the startup Akili Interactive Labs asked the Food and Drug Administration to let it do something that’s never ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Archaic’ FDA regulation hinders animal gene-editing innovation

Around the world, countries are experimenting, implementing, and – importantly – properly regulating gene editing in livestock. China has been ...
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Judge rebuffs lawsuit challenging FDA authority to regulate AquAdvantage GMO salmon as a drug

Remember the GMO salmon? It was created by a company called AquaBounty back in 1989 and approved by the Food ...
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USDA, FDA, EPA launch website to promote ‘science-based’ agriculture biotechnology rules

[I]n recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration ...
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Will 2020 see the debut of promising gene therapy for hemophilia A? It’s up to the FDA.

Hemophilia A gene therapy has been twenty years in the making ...
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Controversial treatment for dwarfism meets clinical trial goals. Is FDA approval coming?

A treatment for the most common cause of dwarfism met its goal of increasing height in a pivotal study, the ...
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FDA rejects Center for Food Safety objections to key ingredient in GMO Impossible Burger

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is responding to objections that it received from the Center for Food ...
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US revising GMO, gene editing rules to ensure health and environmental safety, protect innovation

.... More than 30 years have passed since the three federal agencies that deal with agricultural products of biotechnology — ...
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99% of tested food samples ‘well below’ EPA pesticide safety limits, new USDA report shows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) [Dec. 10] published the 2018 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual ...
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Has modern agriculture ‘tainted’ your Thanksgiving dinner?

The Environmental Working Group knows how to grab headlines with ominous claims about America's food supply. In 2018, the Washington, ...
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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb suggests regulators may crack down on ‘confusing’ non-GMO labels

If FDA ever enforces its own rules, they could stop lots of nonsense labels on food, and recent comments by ...
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Foodborne illnesses strike almost 48 million Americans annually. Do we need better food safety testing?

In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 47.8 million illnesses, more than 127,000 hospitalizations and 3,000-plus deaths attributed to ...
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Podcast: Can we ‘outsmart’ cancer with synthetic biology? Dr. Tim Lu talks customized disease treatments

On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, Tim Lu talks to Cameron English about Senti's progress toward "outsmarting complex ...
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EPA, USDA, FDA launch food-waste collaboration to help ‘build sustainable agricultural’ system

On October 30, 2019 the leaders of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and U.S. Department ...
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Cotton industry prepares to commercialize FDA-approved GMO seeds to help ‘feed 500 million people’

The cotton industry hopes to launch a new market for a genetically modified cotton plant whose seeds are edible for ...
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Viewpoint: How organic, non-GMO marketing turned food labels into ‘wild west’ of deceptive advertising

Food labels these days are like the Wild West of dishonest advertising. Plant juice can be called milk, steak can ...
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Over 99% of farmers follow EPA pesticide rules, so why is the public scared of chemicals?

[In September] the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 2017 pesticide residue sampling data results. FDA concluded: “The ...
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AI and digital health devices: FDA’s new guidelines seek to ‘strike a delicate balance’ between safety and innovation

The Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines on how it will regulate mobile health software and products that ...
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Viewpoint: Sen. Lisa Murkowski farm bill rider could keep GMO salmon off the market

Republicans claim to believe in free markets, at least until competition meets hometown interests. For a case study, witness Senator ...