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Explaining the debate over GMOs—and what is or isn’t ‘natural’— through the genetics of chickens

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Chickens (and their eggs) provide a surprisingly down-to-earth illustration of the profound implications of the modern genetic revolution ...
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Maine, largest salmon farming state, won’t produce GMO AquAdvantage fish

Associated Press | 
Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won’t be coming from the biggest salmon ...
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How languages and genetics explain our origins and evolution

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The twists and turns of both language and genetics offer stunning insights into human history ...
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What spider genetics can tell us about evolutionary relationships and cut-throat competition

Genetic Literacy Project | 
What’s the most famous — or even the most infamous — spider in the world? The tarantula? The black widow? ...
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Genetics and race: How do we have this awkward conversation?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Discussing inter-group divergence is largely taboo. So do we just ignore the deluge of data? ...

How germs and ancient migrations help explain our world of ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The Gökhem graves provide hard evidence for the ancient community's demise: genetic traces of the plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis ...

Learning about modern genetics through the long-extinct aurochs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The world’s first reported instance of species extinction is also a good window on today’s genetic revolution ...

What martyred Thomas Becket and his holy lice can teach us about evolution

Genetic Literacy Project | 
It’s a tale of murder, sex, and vermin. And gorillas. Reader discretion advised ...

How Frankenstein and 200 years of horror stories have haunted the biotechnology revolution

Genetic Literacy Project | 
It was a dark and stormy night in 1818, when something sinister was loosed upon the world. Okay, so it ...

Crime, violence and DNA: The many faces of MAOA, the so-called ‘warrior gene’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A near certainty whenever monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) rears its ugly head in popular science writing is that an ugly ...

National identity and what the genes of Aboriginal Australians tell us about ‘what it is to be human’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Recent genetic research suggests that Aboriginal Australians have lived on their island continent for at least 50,000 years (with some ...

GMO labeling bill may be debated again in Maine

The Berkshire Eagle | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Supporters of a Maine ...