Although still rare, rich women are choosing to use surrogates during pregnancy for social reasons without medical necessity.
Are their differences among the sexes and races in IQ? Revamp of SAT test brings nature-nurture debate about human intelligence back to the forefront.
Hard-wired differences among groups is one of the most controversial subjects in society, whether we are discussing race or sex. But science knows nothing about taboos, and the evidence mounts.
A new GLP infographic reviews the four main ways in which crops have been genetically modified by humans: traditional breeding, mutagenesis, RNA inteference and transgenics. You might be surprised about which one is most precise and safety evaluated.
Most of us associate seeds and commodity crops with the Midwest, but Hawaii is crucial to cutting edge research in agriculture and seed development. It has also become ground zero for fierce battles over genetically modified crops and pesticides.
A recent report in Bloomberg suggested that crop biotechnology is not being embraced as eagerly in industrialized countries, but the article left out some key contextual information. The rate of adoption and market penetration of GM crops has been matched by no other innovation in agriculture in history
While many genes contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, early onset Alzheimer’s is caused by mutations in one of three autosomal dominant genes that alter specific brain proteins. APOE4 is the riskiest known Alzheimer’s gene variant because it is so common. The big news is APOE4 affects women more than men.
Much to the dismay of anti-GMO activists, courts around the world including SCOTUS have consistently upheld the rights of ag companies to patent seeds–a practice going back to the first half of the 20th century when hybrid seeds were pioneered. Should that legal position be reconsidered?