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Mammoth DNA successfully resurrected, but cloning won’t happen anytime soon

Popular Science | 
A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab ...
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AMP v. Myriad Genetics: Do intellectual property protections really stifle innovation?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
As the Supreme Court debates the patentability of human genes, the media argues about whether patents help or hinder genetic ...
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DNA and the criminal justice system

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Should police automatically collect DNA samples from crime suspects who have been arrested, but not convicted? Supporters say the measure ...
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Pig born using new GM technique

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A new "gene-editing" tool has allowed scientists to create a disease-resistant pig. Can the new technique help to overcome the ...
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Happy birthday, Human Genome

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In the 10 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, genetic science has moved forward in leaps and ...
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Can Syngenta help make open-source GMOs a reality?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In a new initiative, Syngenta will make its genetic engineering tools and GM plant varieties freely available for non-profit researchers ...
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Monsanto v. Monarch butterflies

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Monarch butterflies have been on a downward spiral for decades, and the most recent news stories report that monarch numbers ...
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Neo-Eugenics: An evolutionary argument against mitochondrial replacement therapy

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A new form of genetic therapy is not only unethical, but also impossible because of the mess that evolution has ...
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Whole Foods, GMO labeling, and the illusion of transparency

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Despite the claims of Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey, the store's new GMO labeling policy is likely to achieve exactly ...
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Don’t be afraid of GM salmon

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A New York Times opinion piece urges the FDA to approve AquaBounty's GM salmon, for the good of consumers as ...

Genetic engineering may help in mapping the human brain

Genetic Literacy Project | 
With the completion of the Human Genome Project, biology’s next big challenge will be to map the human brain, report ...

Synthetic biology comes down to Earth

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Jim Collins, a Boston University bioengineer and founder of synthetic biology ...
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GMO labeling goes to Washington

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Up until now, activists have been counting on state mandates to gain momentum to eventually push through national labeling laws ...
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Human genes are patentable, says Australian court

Genetic Literacy Project | 
An Australian federal court has ruled that human genes are patentable. The court held that isolated DNA – even if ...
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Supreme Court to weigh-in on human gene patent law conundrum

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The Court’s decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, which will be argued in April, may finally settle ...

Celltex v. the FDA: Do patients have a right to use their own stem cells for unproven treatments?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
By classifying stem cells as drugs, regulations from the FDA have prompted Celltex, a Texas-based company that stores and multiplies ...
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Should we ban genetically engineered babies?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In a recent debate hosted by Intelligence Squared, an intellectual forum whose periodic events are broadcast on the web, scientists ...
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The “GM genocide”: A case of misplaced blame

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Approximately 16,000 farmers in India have committed suicide every year since 1995. A theory that blamed GM crops for the ...
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Can biotechnology be open-source?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
As the Supreme Court watches Monsanto battle small farmers over GMO patent rights, some are suggesting that open-source biotechnology could ...
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New class of GM mosquito rattles anti-GMO campaigns

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide whether or not to allow the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to ...
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Geneticists and physicists collaborate on a DNA dark matter detector

Genetic Literacy Project | 
DNA may help out in the hunt for dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 25 percent of the ...

Defeated anti-GMO coalition resurrected as GMO Inside

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Defeated at the polls in California, anti-GM forces behind Proposition 37 have resurrected their campaign under the moniker GMO Inside ...
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Kenya issues blanket GMO ban

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Kenya, one of the first African countries to legalize GM technology, used to be recognized as a leader in that ...
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Gattaca alert: Personal genomics meets neo-eugenics

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Eugenics is back into the headlines, thanks to rapid advances in personal genomics. Naturally, not everyone is inclined to greet ...
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New eugenics and the question of personal choice

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Eugenics is back in the headlines. Our ability to examine and manipulate our genes is more advanced than ever. But ...
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