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

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.
Pentagon DARPA program targeting crop losses could turn insects into ‘easily weaponized’ biological army, critics claim

Pentagon DARPA program targeting crop losses could turn insects into ‘easily weaponized’ biological army, critics claim

Washington Post | 
The Pentagon is studying whether insects can be enlisted to combat crop loss during agricultural emergencies. The bugs would carry ...
tequila 10 4 18

Can’t remember what happened last night? How alcohol creates blackouts

Washington Post | 
The allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh have a common element of binge drinking, and highlight the ...
8-30-2018 replication-4

Social science ‘reproducibility crisis’: Only 13 of 21 prestigious studies replicable

Washington Post | 
The “reproducibility crisis” in [social] science is erupting again. A research project attempted to replicate 21 social science experiments published between 2010 and ...
Deadly breakthrough? Scientists revive cousin of smallpox virus that killed 1 billion people

Deadly breakthrough? Scientists revive cousin of smallpox virus that killed 1 billion people

Washington Post | 
Scientists in Canada have used commercially available genetic material to piece together the extinct horsepox virus, a cousin of the ...
National Academies report draws criticism from anti-GMO groups

National Academies report draws criticism from anti-GMO groups

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The panel . ...
Gene editing's biggest challenge: Figuring out what makes us human

Gene editing’s biggest challenge: Figuring out what makes us human

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. People in pain write ...

Why people become skeptics of GMOs, vaccines and climate change

National Geographic | 
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge—from the safety of fluoride and vaccines to the reality ...

Are genomically recoded organisms needed to keep GMOs on a leash?

Washington Post | 
Let’s talk about the latest news. Last week we reported on two papers in Nature describing breakthrough techniques in modifying ...