The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our Annual Report.

Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.
sugar

Targeting cancer with sugar-powered immunotherapy

Scientific American | 
Over the last few decades, researchers tinkering with molecules that turn an immune cell on and off have created a ...
father with crying infant baby

How a father’s stresses alter sperm and can ‘leave his children scarred’

Scientific American | 
A stressed-out and traumatized father can leave scars in his children. New research suggests this happens because sperm “learn” paternal ...
eae a z

Can we slow cancer through the power of positive thinking?

Scientific American | 
From savoring a piece of cake to hugging a friend, many of life’s pleasures trigger a similar reaction in the ...
huntingtons disease

Hope for Huntington’s disease? New therapy shows promise in early trial

Scientific American | 
Huntington’s has no cure. Over decades biotech companies have poured billions of dollars into developing and testing pharmaceuticals for these ...
Lysosomes

Cell’s waste bins: Lysosomes’ role stretches beyond ‘trash collector’ to importance in gene activity, cancer

Quanta | 
In this loftier reckoning of lysosomes, the organelles deftly integrate metabolic information from throughout the cell and communicate it to ...

Bacteria genetically engineered to make indigo could make dying jeans ‘greener’

Student Science | 
Blue jeans get their signature color from indigo, a dye. Producing that indigo releases chemicals that can pollute water and ...