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Fighting the next pandemic: Antibiotic resistance

Fighting the next pandemic: Antibiotic resistance

David Graham, Peter Collignon | 
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is ...
Viewpoint: Free speech vs science—Should colleges invite anti-GMO speakers they 'know' spread misinformation?

Viewpoint: Free speech vs science—Should colleges invite anti-GMO speakers they ‘know’ spread misinformation?

Alison Van Eenennaam | 
In the face of climate change, the expectation for evidence is doubled because of the dramatic implications ...
Cloned animals: A safe, sustainable source of food and medicine?

Cloned animals: A safe, sustainable source of food and medicine?

Shelby Robinson | 
It's now possible to clone animals and use them to produce a wide variety of valuable products, including staple foods ...
Podcast: Dogology—The science of our four-legged friends

Podcast: Dogology—The science of our four-legged friends

Geneticist Kat Arney brings you some scientific tails as we explore the genetics of dog breeds and behaviour ...
Part 2: Why is Africa the global COVID-19 'cold spot'? — The historical challenge of disentangling genes and environment

Part 2: Why is Africa the global COVID-19 ‘cold spot’? — The historical challenge of disentangling genes and environment

Jon Entine, Patrick Whittle | 
Does greater prior exposure to pathogens, including other recent coronaviruses, help explain why Africa is a COVID-19 cold spot, despite ...
Podcast: Sierra Club endorses biotech chestnut tree; GM salmon coming this April? Downside of genetic engineering

Podcast: Sierra Club endorses biotech chestnut tree; GM salmon coming this April? Downside of genetic engineering

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Historically a vocal opponent of genetically engineered crops, the Sierra Club has endorsed the release of a disease-resistant, genetically modified ...
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Climate change vs agriculture: Can one farming method—conventional, organic or agroecology—help slow global warming?

Andrew Porterfield | 
Climate change and agriculture appear joined at the hip. Agriculture—through methane, carbon dioxide, and land use—has had an impact on ...
Part 1: Defying all predictions, Africa is the global COVID-19 ‘cold spot’. How come health officials and the media are not honestly exploring why?

Part 1: Defying all predictions, Africa is the global COVID-19 ‘cold spot’. How come health officials and the media are not honestly exploring why?

Jon Entine, Patrick Whittle | 
The first confirmed COVID-19 case in Africa was on February 14, 2020 in Egypt. The first in sub-Saharan Africa appeared ...
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Why cousin marriages can wreak genetic havoc on children

Mariam Sajid | 
The link between cousin marriages and genetic disorders in offspring is a growing problem in several countries ...
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‘Clean’ seafood? The global struggle to make aquaculture a sustainable source of protein

Tim Sprinkle | 
Surprising to many, over half of the fish we eat comes from fish farms. But some farms, particularly from parts ...
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Podcast: GMO ‘terminator’ seeds debunked; ‘Alternative medicine’ harms women; Cancer-fighting CRISPR beer?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Anti-GMO advocates have for years warned about the dangers of genetically modified, sterile "terminator" seeds. But there's a problem: these ...
GMO salmon two months from introduction: AquaBounty fights anti-biotechnology misinformation as it gears up for April launch of fast-growing, sustainable AquAdvantage salmon

GMO salmon two months from introduction: AquaBounty fights anti-biotechnology misinformation as it gears up for April launch of fast-growing, sustainable AquAdvantage salmon

Cameron English, Jon Entine | 
AquaBounty's genetically engineered, fast-growing salmon could be sold at US restaurants and grocery stores as soon as this April. The ...
Coffee reduces risk of heart failure? What are we to make of a new study based on artificial intelligence (AI)

Coffee reduces risk of heart failure? What are we to make of a new study based on artificial intelligence (AI)

Geoffrey Kabat | 
When I was starting out in epidemiology in the early 1980’s I attended a lecture by Thomas Pearson, a cardiologist, ...
Viewpoint: Eco-hypocrisy—Mexico bans GM corn and glyphosate to promote sustainability while subsidizing fossil fuels

Viewpoint: Eco-hypocrisy—Mexico bans GM corn and glyphosate to promote sustainability while subsidizing fossil fuels

Luis Ventura | 
Imagine for a moment that the US government banned smart phones and tablets and forced everyone to use home telephones ...
Catching COVID from food: A year’s worth of research dispels panic

Catching COVID from food: A year’s worth of research dispels panic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, not much was known about SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus) and its survival in food, on various materials ...
Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Ricki Lewis | 
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing quickly decimated two caged populations of malaria-bearing mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) in a recent study, introducing a new ...
Viewpoint: Challenging organic myths — Big Ag doesn't 'control the food supply' with patented GMO seeds, patented seeds are planted on organic farms, too

Viewpoint: Challenging organic myths — Big Ag doesn’t ‘control the food supply’ with patented GMO seeds, patented seeds are planted on organic farms, too

Andrew Porterfield | 
GMO critics demonize the concept of seed patents, equating it with 'Big Ag' and what they see as a takeover ...
Podcast: When science and politics collide: How JBS Haldane's radical views clouded his scientific mind

Podcast: When science and politics collide: How JBS Haldane’s radical views clouded his scientific mind

Kat Arney, Samanth Subramanian | 
Dr Kat Arney explores the life and complex legacy of JBS Haldane, whose work, writing and dominant personality made him ...
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Podcast: ‘Greedy’ factory farms? Milk without cows; Vaccine for melanoma

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Farms are larger today than ever before, but it's not because they're "greedy factory farms." Milk of the future might ...
Viewpoint: Promoting science with ideology — Pro-GMO vegans use animal rights advocacy to boost vaccine, biotech acceptance

Viewpoint: Promoting science with ideology — Pro-GMO vegans use animal rights advocacy to boost vaccine, biotech acceptance

Luis Ventura | 
The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that we are part of a living, evolving ecosystem and often at its mercy ...
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GMO FAQs: What are CRISPR and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)?

GMO FAQs | 
Newer techniques that easily and accurately guide breeding of plants and animals, and help treat or prevent diseases, are revolutionizing ...
Gene-edited crops may be coming to Europe—if scientists can avoid the PR mistakes of the GMO debate

Gene-edited crops may be coming to Europe—if scientists can avoid the PR mistakes of the GMO debate

Jonathan Menary, Sebastian Fuller | 
Once the UK left the EU, it would be free to invest in gene editing of crops and livestock to “feed ...
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GMO FAQ: Do GMO Bt (insect-resistant) crops pose a threat to human health or the environment?

GMO FAQ | 
Bt is a bacterium found organically in the soil. It is extremely effective in repelling or killing target insects but ...
Have any of Earth's creatures stopped evolving?

Have any of Earth’s creatures stopped evolving?

David Warmflash | 
Some of the planet's more bizarre creatures have prompted some observers to suggest that evolution, on occasion, is stopped in ...
Viewpoint: 'Terminator seeds'—the anti-GMO bogeyman that never existed

Viewpoint: ‘Terminator seeds’—the anti-GMO bogeyman that never existed

Mary Mangan | 
Although GMO sterile 'terminator' seeds never existed, the idea has distorted the discussion for decades ...
We might be able to protect ourselves against future pandemics by gene editing embryos

We might be able to protect ourselves against future pandemics by gene editing embryos

Yusef Paolo Rabiah | 
Hollywood blockbusters such as X-men, Gattaca and Jurassic World have explored the intriguing concept of “germline genome editing” – a biomolecular technique that can ...
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‘New story unfolding’: Ancient finger bones found in Asia force a rethinking of human migration

Sara Toth Stub | 
Politics, geography, and tradition have long focused archaeological attention on the evolution of Homo sapiens in Europe and Africa. Now, ...
Misleading glyphosate-cancer study Part 2: 'Symptom of a widespread problem'—Concerns about ideological activism in science research and communications

Misleading glyphosate-cancer study Part 2: ‘Symptom of a widespread problem’—Concerns about ideological activism in science research and communications

Geoffrey Kabat | 
For the better part of five years, a coalition of environmental groups and tort lawyers (aided by the mainstream press) ...
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