The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our just-released 2019 Annual Report.

Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.
fb k

Octopuses can manipulate their own genes, perhaps to solve problems

Popular Science | 
Cephalopods...can solve a shocking number of complex puzzles, suggesting a cognition that rivals those found in the vertebrate world—even though ...

Climate change, human activity causing brain damage in sea lions

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Sea lions are in ...
GMO free zone

‘GMO-free’ marketing: Targeting your health or your wallet?

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Companies are changing their ...

Imperfect vaccines may be making viruses stronger

Washington Post | 
The vaccines widely used by humans today — especially those used to protect children against mumps, measles, and other potentially deadly ...

Genetically engineered herpes virus offers hope for skin cancer treatment

Washington Post | 
In a few months time, those suffering from skin cancer may find an unlikely hero in their treatment regimen: herpes. A ...

Are men really necessary to evolution of a species?

Washington Post | 
Sex is a messy, inefficient method of reproducing, but most multicellular organisms have evolved to rely on a partner regardless ...

Lactose tolerance evolved much later than previously believed

Washington Post | 
As early humans shifted from hunting and gathering to agriculture, their genomes shifted, too. But according to new research, the ...

Moving closer to GM cup of coffee

Washington Post | 
A consortium of scientists announced in Science that they've sequenced the coffee genome for the first time. By determining all of the ...

Birds come from ‘fastest-evolving’ dinosaurs

Washington Post | 
If almost all dinosaurs had feathers, as recent studies have indicated, what determined which ones would evolve into birds? According to new ...