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Could genetic engineering save coffee from a deadly fungus?

Genetic diversity or lack thereof can have real consequences for our diets, and more importantly, for our health. ... The ...
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Nation’s expanding waistline linked to increase in 13 types of cancer

It's common knowledge that as a country, we've been getting fatter for decades. In some states the prevalence of obesity ...
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Could GMO Golden Rice be teamed with vitamin A supplements to tackle global childhood blindness?

I want more than just having Golden Rice — I want it to be widely available to people who eat ...
Amish Facts Dont Go For The Trim

Why some Amish are genetically wired to live longer

Although known mainly for their adherence to an older, simpler way of life, some Amish folks also have a genetic ...
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Golden Potatoes: Vitamin-A fortified GMO variety could help tackle childhood blindness in Africa

We've been praising the development of Golden Rice, genetically engineered to contain the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene, for years. Since vitamin ...
Obesity linked to increased breast cancer risk--if you have certain hormone receptors

Obesity linked to increased breast cancer risk–if you have certain hormone receptors

It's pretty common knowledge that obesity increases the chance that a woman will develop breast cancer, and how her excess ...
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Even ‘good’ HDL cholesterol can be dangerous at high concentrations

So-called "good" cholesterol, the HDL, anything above 60 mg/dl is considered protective against heart disease. That's because HDL facilitates removing ...
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Taming menopause? Antibody might restrain obesity, osteoporosis risks

Menopause often has some pretty negative effects on women. Their risks of heart disease, osteoporosis and obesity all increase, to ...
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European Food Safety Authority slams Ramazzini study, finds (yet again) sucralose sweetener not carcinogenic

[F]or some reason, some folks don't want to leave the issue alone and keep trying to "prove" that [sucralose and ...
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WHO’s IARC finds link between obesity and cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)...released a summary [on August 25] of its report on the likelihood that excess ...

Cancer survivors at high risk to develop obesity

A recent report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology presents some puzzling news — survivors of some types of cancer ...

Caution needed as genetic testing comes to workplace

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. According to a recent ...

Some sanity on genetically engineered foods

Health Science Dispatch | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Will wonders never cease? The British newspaper The Guardian has reported the sobering news ...