Articles written specifically for the GLP or the articles that are reposted from other sources (sometimes in modified form) with permission list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. Excerpted articles list the original media outlet as the source. Excerpts are posted under guidelines for Fair Use and Creative Commons for educational nonprofits (501c3). The GLP’s Fair Use policy for posting excerpts and using images is explained here.
remdesivir approved fda corona e d ba fill x c

With studies showing questionable efficacy, why did Gilead’s remdesivir become the first FDA-approved COVID treatment?

Science | 
On 8 October, [Gilead] inked an agreement to supply the European Union with its drug remdesivir as a treatment for ...

‘Breakthrough’ treatment for PTSD? FDA approves ecstasy drug trial

Science | 
One of the main targets in the war on drugs could well become a drug to treat the scars of ...
NID Liberia Online

Not Ebola: Mystery Liberian disease identified as virulent meningitis, but no vaccine in sight

Science | 
When several people died suddenly late last month in Liberia after attending a funeral in the southern county of Sinoe, ...

Bacteria that resides in our nose produces MRSA killing antibiotic

Science | 
A new antibiotic that has, quite literally, emerged from the human nose. The compound is produced by one species of ...

Researchers track cell development using CRISPR

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Alexander Schier simply wanted ...

Computer-modeled rat brain reignites Human Brain Project debate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  An international group of ...

Trials halted for Ebola drug after no results seen in human patients

One of the highly anticipated trials of an Ebola drug that showed promising results in monkeys has been stopped early ...
GMO label

German scientists lobby for GM labeling of all products—saying there’s nothing to fear

Science | 
When it comes to labeling genetically modified (GM) food, the battle lines are usually clear: Those who oppose genetic engineering ...

Proposed Ebola vaccine trials will use volunteer health care workers as subjects

When Ripley Ballou came to a Geneva, Switzerland, meeting about Ebola vaccines last week, he had a tough message to ...

MERS papers are duplicates, point to dysfunction is Saudi scientific community

Science | 
A great story can be told again and again. But scientists working on the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) ...

Independent scientists dismember new Seralini pesticide scare study

Science | 
Controversial French biologist Gilles-Eric Séralini's report in BioMed Research International describes how pesticides kill cultured human cells, with the hair-raising conclusion that pesticides may ...

Chinese H7N9 virus making its way to labs around the world

Science | 
The following is an excerpt. The new H7N9 avian influenza strain that surfaced in China recently is now making its ...

Animal rights activists challenge patents on genetically engineered chimps

Science | 
Animal rights activists in Germany are contesting three patents on genetically engineered chimpanzees granted this year by the European Patent ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.