Viewpoint: Eric Lander is the first geneticist to direct US science policy. Here’s how he can harness the biotechnology revolution

Viewpoint: Eric Lander is the first geneticist to direct US science policy. Here’s how he can harness the biotechnology revolution

Eric Lander—geneticist, mathematician, president and founding director of the Broad Institute— took the helm on June 2 as director of the Office of Science and ...
Viewpoint: Suspending COVID vaccine patents will not solve the supply problem or hasten the end of the pandemic

Viewpoint: Suspending COVID vaccine patents will not solve the supply problem or hasten the end of the pandemic

In a recent Washington Post column, Fareed Zakaria wrote: The United States is entering a post-pandemic era. This is happening primarily ...
The mRNA vaccines battling COVID-19 are revolutionizing virus fighting strategies. Here’s how

The mRNA vaccines battling COVID-19 are revolutionizing virus fighting strategies. Here’s how

British economist Thomas Babington Macaulay challenged a thread of pessimism writing in 1830: “On what principle is it that, when ...
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Viewpoint: Expanding organic agriculture could make another pandemic more likely

Modern technology and agricultural intensification are the proven path to a safer future ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to stop ‘worrying’ whether gene-edited plants and animals are GMOs—and set aside senseless regulations

Finding the best path starts with understanding what gene editing actually is -- and isn't ...
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Getting out of the gene-editing mess created by Chinese scientist He Jiankui

There have always been rogues willing to carve their own paths no matter what the cost to others. But how ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why organic farming needs GMOs

“Civilization has been built on genetically modified plants.” — Nina V. Fedoroff, Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientists View of Genetically ...
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Viewpoint: Why the USDA decided not to over-regulate CRISPR crops—and what it means for agriculture’s future

On 28 March, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that “USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could ...
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Debate heats up: Did National Academies of Science GMO report go far enough in affirming GMO safety consensus?

The debate among scientists over whether the 2016 NAS report unnecessarily muddied the debate over GMO regulations spilled over into ...
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