Roundup on trial: Law firms spent $91 million in one year to recruit plaintiffs for glyphosate-cancer suits

Roundup on trial: Law firms spent $91 million in one year to recruit plaintiffs for glyphosate-cancer suits

In 2019, an estimated $91 million was spent on ads seeking clients to pursue Roundup-related claims, making it the No ...
Infographic: The evolutionary history of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Infographic: The evolutionary history of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Reuters analysed over 185,000 genome samples from the Global Initiative on Sharing All influenza Data (GISAID), the largest database of ...
CRISPR crops ‘aren’t GMOs,’ France says, challenging EU’s strict gene-editing regulations

CRISPR crops ‘aren’t GMOs,’ France says, challenging EU’s strict gene-editing regulations

France sees crops developed using gene-editing techniques as different to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and opposes a European Union court ...
China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

China last year approved three domestically designed GMO crops as safe, the first in a decade, in a fresh push ...
Will approved vaccines stop the new South African COVID strain? Doubts emerge

Will approved vaccines stop the new South African COVID strain? Doubts emerge

Both Britain and South Africa have detected new, more transmissible variants of the COVID-19-causing virus in recent weeks that have ...
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Mexico’s GM corn ban could ‘imperil’ nation’s food chain, farm groups warn

Mexico will “revoke and refrain from granting permits for the release of genetically modified corn seeds into the environment,” stated ...
Calyxt gene-edited, heart-healthy soybeans help alleviate America's biggest soy shortage in years

Calyxt gene-edited, heart-healthy soybeans help alleviate America’s biggest soy shortage in years

[Calyxt Inc has] agreed to sell all the gene-edited soybean grains it produced in 2020 to agricultural merchant Archer Daniels ...
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Although Taiwan is one of the few countries to control COVID, WHO assembly will not allow it to explain how

Fiercely democratic Taiwan, which China claims as its own, has been angered by its inability to fully access the WHO, ...
Why Moderna’s vaccine appears to be significantly superior to the Pfizer-BioNTech shot

Why Moderna’s vaccine appears to be significantly superior to the Pfizer-BioNTech shot

Unlike Pfizer’s vaccine, Moderna’s shot can be stored at normal fridge temperatures, which should make it easier to distribute, a ...
On the heels of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine announcement, Russia says their Sputnik V shot is 92% effective

On the heels of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine announcement, Russia says their Sputnik V shot is 92% effective

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country’s sovereign ...
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What’s behind mask wearing rejectionism: Individualism vs collectivism

Rule-breaking is not a new phenomenon, but behavioural scientists say it is being exacerbated in the coronavirus pandemic by cultural, ...
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Could COVID evolve into a milder version?

Researchers in Singapore have discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus that causes milder infections, according to a study ...
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Deaths in less developed countries set to surge from malaria, HIV and TB linked to COVID-19 disruptions

Over the next five years, deaths from [HIV, tuberculosis and malaria] could rise by as much as 10%, 20% and ...
Would you volunteer to get intentionally infected with COVID?

Would you volunteer to get intentionally infected with COVID?

U.S. government scientists have begun efforts to manufacture a strain of the novel coronavirus that could be used in human ...
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Star Wars inspired ‘electronic artificial skin’ can restore the sense of touch for prosthetic users

[A] device, dubbed ACES, or Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, is made up of 100 small sensors and is about 1 ...
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NBA doctors worry about long term heart damage to players who get the coronavirus

“What if a 24-year-old catches [COVID-19] in Orlando and, in 14 days, he quarantines and is fine, but then he ...
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Mosquito spit might be a universal vaccine ‘Holy Grail’ – preventing everything from malaria to Zika

Her idea revolved around mosquito spit. Building on the work of colleagues and other scientists, [Jessica] Manning, a clinical researcher ...
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Hospitals face chronic shortages of injectable opioids. The COVID-19 pandemic made things worse.

For years, hospitals chased supplies, sometimes resorting to inferior substitutes. The shortfall grew so dire in 2018 that a drugmaker ...
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New COVID-19 treatment guidelines coming after inexpensive steroid cuts death rate among hardest-hit patients in trial

Trial results announced on Tuesday [June 16] by researchers in Britain showed dexamethasone, used since the 1960s to reduce inflammation ...
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What the ‘lady in the well’ tells us about ancient population movement in the Middle East

The bones of a woman of Central Asian descent found at the bottom of a deep well after a violent ...
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COVID-19 treatment could be ready by September if Eli Lilly’s experimental antibody therapies are a success

Eli Lilly and Co could have a drug specifically designed to treat COVID-19 authorized for use as early as September ...
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US hospitals have ‘pulled way back’ on hydroxychloroquine use after studies identify safety risks

U.S. hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald ...
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Coronavirus fears spur drop in childhood vaccinations and could lead to new measles outbreaks

Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of ...
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University of California Berkeley scores win in CRISPR patent rivalry

The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, ...
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Artificial intelligence bias: Amazon shut down AI recruiter engine that ‘penalized women’

Amazon.com Inc’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been ...
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How do we persuade relatives of cancer patients to seek genetic testing?

Cancer patients’ close relatives might be willing to get tests to see if they share genetic mutations that put them ...
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French scientist calls for inquiry into IARC’s ‘misbehavior’ on glyphosate cancer study

Following revelations that IARC withheld data showing the herbicide glyphosate does not cause cancer, French molecular geneticist Marcel Kuntz calls ...
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