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Infographic: Meet Asgard archaea, a simple cell that just might look like one of our oldest relatives

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The cells of all animals, plants, and fungi have an impressive complexity, with a variety of compartments specialized in various ...
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Viewpoint: Elon Musk’s Neuralink dreams are a mix of reality and ‘science fiction’

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So, how precisely is Neuralink pushing the envelope?  ... A lot of Neuralink's vision may sound difficult to believe, but ...

Does testosterone impact moral decisions? Not according to this research.

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The Trolley Problem is a staple of ethics courses and has even made its way into prime-time television. It's a ...
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A tale of two GMO crops: Why were omega-3 producing plants developed faster than golden rice?

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One of the arguments that has been advanced to promote genetically engineered crops is that .... [c]rops could be engineered ...
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Why gene editing isn’t ready for treating human disease: It’s not ‘efficient enough’

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Gene editing will likely always come with a bit of risk; when you're cutting and pasting DNA in millions of ...
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Video: Are biotech crops safe? A brief history of the GMO debate

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Recent studies show the general public and the scientific community are deeply divided on the perceived safety of GMOs. Ars ...

Using stem cells to trace autism’s development to earliest days of pregnancy

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Figuring out how autism starts is complicated. … [A] large international team obtained skin cells from eight autistic people and ...
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Ancient Italian cemeteries tell tales of barbarian migration

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We know very little of [Longobards] or any of the other barbarian tribes that roared through Western Europe other than ...
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Genes play a role in educational achievement, but not as much as your parents’ education does

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What's more important, genes or environment? …The advent of genomics has given us a new perspective on the role of ...

Using gene editing to merge an organism’s chromosomes into ‘one giant molecule’

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Complex organisms have complex genomes. While bacteria and archaea keep all of their genes on a single loop of DNA, ...
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Better than antibiotics? Bacteria-targeting viruses show potential against pneumonia

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Like other cells, bacteria often find themselves victims of viral infections, dying as new viruses burst out to infect their ...

Can we delay aging by killing off old cells with powerful drug combo?

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We have a good idea of what makes individual cells old. Things like DNA damage, shortened chromosome ends, and a ...

USDA wants your opinion on its GMO labeling proposal

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There's nothing inherently unsafe about genetically engineering crops or agricultural animals. ... But the public has been consistently uneasy about ...
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Ars Technica decision to reject reporting on latest cellphone scare study illustrates how journalists apply science literacy

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[Recently], a fellow editor emailed me a link to yet another study purporting to show that cellphone use could be ...
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Modeling human tumors in mice can be problematic—here’s why

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[A] new study [read full study] suggests that an unfortunate side effect of ... evolutionary changes is that human tumors are ...

Twist on truth: Knowledge, such as on GMOs, can lead to a rejection of the scientific consensus

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[A] new study out [August 22nd] joins a number of earlier ones in indicating that scientific knowledge makes it easier ...
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When genetics has no answer: Heart disorder patients gain knowledge, but no help

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Getting a better understanding of a disease can open all sorts of possibilities for better treatments, even ones tailored to ...
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Researchers ‘evolve’ new Bt toxin that could fight insect resistance to GMO crops

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops ...

Fear of ‘foreign’ genes in GMOs? Turns out Nature produces transgenic sweet potatoes

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One of the most frequently mentioned issues with GMO foods is a vague concern about bringing genes from distantly related ...

How to weigh enormous promise, potential danger of CRISPR/Cas9 technology

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A technique for editing genes while they reside in intact chromosomes has been a real breakthrough. Literally. In 2013, Science ...
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Are Americans ready to resurrect the once ubiquitous ‘spreading chesnut tree’?

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The relationship between the US public and genetically modified organisms is a bit ambiguous. That may change thanks to work taking ...

Newly discovered ancient human skeleton contains lost Neanderthal DNA

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Another week, another ancient human genome. We just recently covered the oldest modern human genome yet described. Now, another paper ...

Promising new diabetes treatment overcomes negative side effects

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In Type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system destroys the cells that produce insulin, leaving your body unable to make ...
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Memories of positive associations get written onto DNA

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Another study adds to the growing list of experiements in which epigenetics appears involved in the process of locking memories ...

Biological logic gate built by splitting viral gene

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The following is an edited excerpt. In recent years, researchers in the messy world of biology have been able to ...

We broke the tomato, and we’re using science to fix it

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The following is an edited excerpt. Thanks to decades of breeding, the modern agricultural tomato has a lot of properties ...

Why would a biotech company keep a secret herd of goats?

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The typical image of a modern biological research lab involves high-tech machinery and table-sized microscopes; at most, there might be ...

Complex behaviors driven by remarkably simple genetics

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Humans engage in a lot of complex behaviors, but many of them are learned. Genetics gives us a nervous system ...