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Podcast: Beyond CRISPR and gene therapy—How ‘gene writing’ is poised to transform the treatment of even the rarest diseases

In just a few short years, gene editing has launched a biomedical revolution, yielding previously unimaginable treatments for conditions ranging ...
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Podcast: Regulate all food chemicals? Gin and tonics going extinct; GMO pineapple is here!

There are thousands upon thousands of chemicals in food. Should we regulate them all, could we even do it? Gin ...
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Podcast: GM crops don’t change your DNA; Monsanto ‘owns’ global food supply? South American anti-biotech invasion

Are GM crops unnatural? Can they change your DNA? And does 'Big Ag' own the global food supply? The answer ...
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Podcast: Activism’s dark side—Earth Liberation Front bombs ‘GMO’ tree lab, destroys endangered plants instead

Law enforcement agencies keep a watchful eye on environmental groups that have engaged in eco-terrorism, notably Greenpeace and PETA, and ...
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Podcast: We need a vaccine ‘Manhattan Project’ to defeat COVID-19

The only way to truly end the novel coronavirus pandemic is to develop an effective vaccine. And while there are ...
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Podcast: The misused meta-analysis—How statistical trickery yields impressive but bogus study results

A meta-analysis allows researchers to compile data from many smaller studies and, hopefully, find more conclusive answers to critical public ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus isn’t just a bad flu; COVID-19 vaccine may be delayed; and have we cured HIV?

The novel coronavirus is not just "the flu," contrary to what you may have read on social media. There may ...
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Podcast: Fighting drug-resistant bacteria; consumers embrace CRISPR-edited food; bomb-detecting plants; and life-saving biosimilar medicines

Our inability to rapidly detect the novel coronavirus has made it difficult to properly combat COVID-19 ...
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Podcast: How ‘anti-CRISPR’ viral proteins can fine-tune gene editing in medicine and agriculture

Researchers hope to exploit this viral countermeasure to regulate gene editing and minimize unintended mutations during the editing process ...
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Podcast: How nitrogen-fixing bacteria can cut fertilizer use 30-50%

In the early 20th century, Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch revolutionized agriculture. The two German chemists developed a technique, now ...
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Podcast: How activists and politicians derailed South Australia’s attempt to embrace GMO crops

Activists in Australia are manipulating politicians with fear and doubt to restrict farmer choice ...
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Podcast: How artificial intelligence, machine learning can help us realize the value of all that genetic data we’re collecting

Everywhere we look these days, someone is talking about the potential for artificial intelligence and machines to change the face ...
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Viewpoint: Can we trust the research of scientists who work for corporations? Here’s what you should know

There is a pervasive bias in academia against scientists who work in industry. It is often said that such individuals ...
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Podcast: How food bullying spreads unjustified fears about GMOs, animal welfare and food safety

We've heard a lot in recent years about the harmful impacts of bullying, especially cyber-bullying aimed at children. But rarely ...
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Podcast: Should you eat ‘fake meat’? Geneticist Chana Davis breaks down the GMO Impossible Burger controversy

The Impossible Burger has exploded in popularity across the US, with grocery stores and popular fast-food chains like Burger King ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
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Podcast: Farm Aid concert meant to support US agriculture spreads GMO, ‘factory farming’ myths

In recent years, Farm Aid's laudable effort to support US agriculture has morphed into a promotional event for organic food ...
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Podcast: Synthetic fertilizer pollution threatens our ecosystems. Are nitrogen-fixing microbes the answer?

Farmers need nitrogen fertilizer to maximize crop yields. Without it, our food supply would be nowhere near as abundant as ...
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Podcast: Plagiarism, data fabrication in science threaten public health. Meet one biologist who’s fighting back

Scientific misconduct is a serious problem in academia today. High-profile examples of data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism often generate lots ...
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Viewpoint: GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can cut pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them

Anti-GMO activists should take a step back and look closely at some of the benefits that new genetically modified crops ...
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Plant geneticist Kevin Folta: Scientific American’s rewritten anti-GMO article a ‘lesser abomination’

The Scientific American article about "dying broccoli" and "toxic corn" drew wide criticism for its unreferenced and outright false indictment ...
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What’s the most sustainable, affordable and nutritious sugar: Boutique imported unrefined whole cane v. domestic sugar cane v. sugar beet?

A drive toward The Everglades down US 98 between Yeehaw Junction and Belle Glade, FL takes you around the east ...
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Podcast: Biologist Rob Wager takes on anti-GMO scientists at 1st International Conference on Agroecology

Economic growth fueled by market reforms has cut poverty in the developing world drastically over the last 30 years. But ...
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Podcast: Could domesticated bacteria help break our dependence on fossil fuels?

Microbes surround us and enhance our lives in almost innumerable ways. These helpful micro-machines catalyze key reactions required to produce ...
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Podcast: CRISPR immunizes pigs against PRRS—deadly viral disease that costs $600 million annually

Christine Burkard, assistant professor of infection and immunity at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, says her team has devised a ...
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Light manipulation could cut indoor farming energy use 30-50% without hindering crop growth

There is substantial interest in growing crops in closed controlled environments, yet the energy requirements are high. Energy is required ...
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Viewpoint: Does ‘doxxing’ attack on geneticist Kevin Folta represent new low in anti-GMO attacks on scientists?

In the minds of activists, it doesn't matter that Dr. Folta never acted illegally or unethically. The only thing that ...
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Podcast: How biotech, big data and robotics help farmers grow more food on less land

While technology is exploding in all areas of life, it has been slow to reach agriculture. Many old, unsustainable farming ...
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