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Human brains: Could we transfer the mind to other devices?

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There is no reason why the complex information processing at the core of human experience -- consciousness, the mind -- ...

Wal-Mart resists protesters, will sell GM corn

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The protest over Walmart’s decision to sell genetically modified sweet corn is building. Opponents of GM foods are alarmed and ...

Organic myth: No evidence that expensive ‘natural’ foods are healthier or better for the environment

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There is remarkably little difference in nutritional value or risk for bacterial contamination between more expensive organic and conventional foods ...
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Golden Rice, set for debut, will be great source of Vitamin A, study shows

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A new study found that Golden Rice is just as good, and even better than supplements and other foods at ...

Controversy heats up over whether or not modern humans may have mated with Neanderthals

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Over the years, there have been many studies regarding the possibility of whether or not humans and Neanderthals really interbred- ...

23andMe seeks FDA approval for personalized genetic tests

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23andMe, a pioneer genetic testing company, is asking the FDA to approve a personalized DNA test- setting off familiar protests ...

High hopes for drought-resistant corn

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The United States is having one of the worst droughts recorded in over 50 years. More than three-quarters of U.S ...
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To label or not to label? The California GMO labeling initiative gears up for the big vote

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The anticipation builds as voters prepare to head to the polls for November’s election. And for those voters in California, ...
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The future is now: Gene therapy to take flight in Europe

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After many years of crushed expectations, gene therapy could be close to a victory: a regulatory approval ...
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Florida could gain a new resident: The genetically engineered mosquito

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The British biotechnology firm Oxitec has applied to the FDA to release a genetically modified mosquito in Florida to prevent ...

“Agent Orange Corn”: NGOs skirt science, liken Dow’s new seed to Vietnam era pesticide

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Researchers have developed a new variety of biotech corn that carries a natural resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D. Some NGOs ...
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Genetic breakthrough could spell end to supermarket tomatoes that taste like mush

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A new discovery from partners at UC Davis and Cornell University reveals that the same genes that account for the ...
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Can GMOs save us from climate change?

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Malnutrition and starvation are problems that occur all over the world, primarily in developing countries. In coming years, as climate ...

First farmers: 7,000 year old caveman bones found

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Spanish researchers have discovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of an individual that lived 7000 years ago. This discovery is the ...
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Australian farmer: Don’t let the biotech revolution leave us behind

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In southern Australia, the soil there is some of the driest in all of the world. To cope with drought ...
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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

Genetic Literacy Project | 
On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...
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DNA blueprint for fetus built using tests of parents

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For the first time, researchers at the University of Washington have determined almost the complete genome of a fetus, using ...
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Nobel biologist: Zero evidence that crop biotechnology is harmful; GM safer than conventional food

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Sir Richard Roberts, a British biologist, joined a long and growing list of Nobel laureates, saying that he believes much ...
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