Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

Special 6-part series, Jan 22 - Feb 6

FIRST ARTICLE: Has pesticide use decreased over the last 40 years?

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.
cancer

Cancer death rate in the US has dropped 27% over 25 years

CNN | 
The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a ...
heart

Predicting the risk of heart disease using CRISPR and stem cells

CNN | 
In our human genome, there are many elusive genetic variants related to medical conditions, but the impact of these variants to ...
right to try

House ‘right to try’ law passes, sent to Senate: What it could mean for fragile patients

CNN | 
The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill [March 21], leaving many Americans wondering what the move could ...
thinkstockphotos

Blood clot risk, other health problems, may increase with height

CNN | 
Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according to ...
food label claims e

Americans pay less attention to ‘organic’ and ‘GMO’ in weighing food health benefits, survey finds

CNN | 
Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads. A new survey suggests that most Americans ...
Natera Prenatal Genetic Tests Baby

Genetic testing comes with unforeseen risks of misdiagnoses

CNN | 
After a 13-year-old boy's heart failed suddenly,...more than 20 of [the boy's] relatives underwent genetic testing for heart conditions that ...
Marijuana

Light buzz, or hallucinations? Gene predicts may how marijuana users react to high

Huffington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. We've long known that ...
race and ethnicity

Should geneticists drop ‘race’ as a biological concept?

Huffington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If a team of ...

Humans began farming sooner that scientists thought

Huffington Post | 
When did humans first begin farming? Scientists have long thought that our prehistoric ancestors didn't start raising crops until some 12,000 ...