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Scientists savage study purportedly showing health dangers of Monsanto’s GM corn

Forbes | 
Are GM foods harmful or nutritionally less beneficial when compared to conventional or organic foods? Scientists and regulators almost universally ...
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Food labeling: Should environmentalists be pro-GM?

Ethical Corporation | 
Half a century on from Rachel Carson’s seminal Silent Spring, debate rages over GM food labeling proposals ...
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US court upholds federal funding for stem cell research

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A federal appeals court has ruled that because no human embryos are destroyed in human embryonic stem cell research studies ...
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Dysfunction at FDA threatens medical genetics industry

Forbes | 
According to Jon Entine, after a series of stumbles and scandals, the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to oversee the ...
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Genetic patent stunner: Myriad wins appeal, retains patent to BRCA tests

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Snubbing a recommendation by the Supreme Court, a federal appeals court in Washington, in a 2:1 decision, upheld patents issued ...
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The DNA Olympics — Jamaicans win sprinting ‘genetic lottery’ — and why we should all care

Forbes | 
Jon Entine, author of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It,” takes stock ...

The DNA Olympics- Jamaicans win sprinting ‘genetic lottery’- and why we should all care

Forbes | 
Jon Entine takes stock of the DNA London Olympics–where, as usual, African-descended athletes swept the running events while whites and ...
DNA Double Helix

FDA balances costs, patient safety in the biologics and personalized medicine revolution

Forbes | 
Sometimes what you see is not all you get. Whether or not you support healthcare reform, the implementation of any ...

GM crops: Bring on the beneficial bugs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Chinese scientists have developed a new type of GM cotton engineered to make its own chemical protection against cotton pests ...
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Personal Genomics: DNA helps Michelle Obama discover white ancestral roots, provides window into history of slavery

Genetic Literacy Project | 
One of the remarkable innovations brought on by the DNA revolution is the ability to trace our personal and family ...
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Can genes accurately predict human health?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
One of the most controversial aspects of the genetic screening revolution is the proliferation of gene tests by such organizations ...
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Scientist knocks view of genes as “blueprints” for development

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The report that sequencing of a fetal genome demonstrates that we have a crude "blueprint" for adulthood has spawned the ...

Israel in all of US? Research find Jewish links in unusual places

Forbes | 
This is not a story of Lost Tribes, but of lost history–the discovery of “Jewish genes” in Hispano Christian populations ...
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DNA & ancestry: We all carry “Jewish genes”

Genetic Literacy Project | 
This is not a story of Lost Tribes, but of lost history–the discovery of “Jewish genes” in Hispano Christian populations ...

Rainbow papayas: First GM fruit to resist virus- now on sale in Japan

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A breakthrough in Japan, which has been historically precautionary about GM foods: “Rainbow” papayas–genetically modified to withstand the deadly ringspot ...
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Free trade and GM crops: Price sensitive European consumers, blocked from buying most GM products, are willing to buy innovative foods

Genetic Literacy Project | 
While the political opposition to biotech crops in the European Union is well entrenched, consumers are willing to take a ...
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Personalized medicine: Blood tests combined with genome sequencing yield breakthrough therapy

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In a remarkable new story, one professor, who sequenced his own genome, found that he was a high risk for ...
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AquaBounty GM salmon on the ropes? How anti-biotech campaigners strangle innovation through regulation overkill

Genetic Literacy Project | 
With a final decision by the FDA approving for commercial sales Aqua Bounty Technologies genetically modified salmon, the biotechnology company ...
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The biology of political narcissism: Donkey brains vs. Elephant grey matter

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Anti-Republican science writer Chris Mooney stirred a hornets nest of controversy with the publication of his recent book, The Republican ...

Genes & obesity

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The latest Genomics & Health Impact Update has a primer on genetic links to obesity—a must read. It also links ...

Genetics of homosexuality: “Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t publish”?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Critics of homosexuals portray it as a “deviant” lifestyle choice and a violation of God’s will. Some religious conservatives argue ...
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Jews are an ancient Middle Eastern ‘tribe’, genes reveal

Jewish Daily Forward | 
In his new book, “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People,” Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and professor at ...