Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

Andrew Porterfield | 
An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what's the real story? ...
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‘Deep structural problems’: Examining the US failure to quickly develop a coronavirus test

On a Jan. 15 conference call, a leading scientist at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured local ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus testing, treatment key to ending national lockdowns

Scott Gottlieb | 
First, the bad news: America’s coronavirus epidemic is only beginning, and the suffering will become more searing over the next ...
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Infographic: US among world laggards in COVID-19 testing per capita, ranking 22

Esteban Ortiz-Ospina | 
The available data shows that South Korea has done many more tests than other countries. This suggests that the number ...
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DNA testing to reunite separated families—what we learned from the grandmothers of Argentina

Ricki Lewis | 
The idea to use DNA testing to reunite families separated at US borders due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” ...
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‘Substantial equivalence’: Are GMOs as safe as other conventional and organic foods?

Andrew Porterfield, Jon Entine | 
GMO critics claim that US regulations rely too much on the concept of “substantial equivalence” when evaluating if food is ...
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Regulating fast-moving consumer genetic testing industry is no small challenge

Michael Schulson | 
Submitting a vial of spit to a genetic testing company is easy. Understanding the implications — and regulating the burgeoning ...
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Glyphosate in wine and cereal? Why dubious detection methods undermine GMO scare claims

Andrew Porterfield | 
Two NGO commissioned studies found parts per billion concentrations of glyphosate in wine and oatmeal. Are these findings cause for ...
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‘Bad genes’ may not mean you’ll get a disease

Andrew Porterfield | 
Today, personalized medicine hinges on genetic information on risks of disease. Unfortunately, having a disease-associated mutation may bear little to ...
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Fraud or drift? USDA finds 43 percent of organic foods contain ‘prohibited’ substances

Andrew Porterfield | 
Pesticides have been found in nearly half of organic fields. Is this a case of accidental drift, or fraud? ...
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Genetics of depression: Could a test have prevented the Germanwings catastrophe?

Arvind Suresh | 
Major depression affects an estimated 10 percent of the population and often runs in families. Could a genetic test could ...
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