A new study suggests that genetics may account for 58% of the difference between children’s test scores. Will the finding change how parents, teachers, or students themselves view education?
The media went nuts over the recent brain scanning study saying men and women differ when it comes to spatial reasoning, but did anybody take a close look at the science?
23andMe is now faced with a class-action lawsuit that challenges the company’s claims of genetic tests’ predictive power.
A recent article by science writer David Dobbs argued for the need to revise the “selfish gene” theory, prompting a number of criticisms and responses.
On Monday, Bill Gates delivered the 2013 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture on the need for biomedical innovation to combat future challenges.
In response to several allegations of misconduct against the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, the editor-in-chief released a letter explaining his thought process behind his recent retraction of a controversial study.
Some say that the costs of genetic engineering outweigh the benefits, but GE is still an important tactic against threats on food security.
The USDA reports that 90% of all corn grown in the US is genetically modified, yet some local pockets of farmers are turning to conventional breeding.
Scientists and other professionals debate whether regulations on GMOs should be tighter or less restrictive.
A recent report by anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith claims that GMOs can be blamed for the rise of gluten-sensitivity disorders, but the Celiac Disease Foundation argues that no scientific evidence for a link exists.
Can humans inherit the experience of fear? Male mice trained to fear a particular harmless smell before they sire offspring can pass the memory of that specific fear on to their descendants. In this week’s newsletter feature, GLP contributor Tabitha M. Powledge explores the latest on transgenerational epigenetics.
Scientists believe that genetically modified trees could bring huge sustainability benefits as the increased development needs of a growing global population puts pressure on already dwindling forests. But while GM trees can increase sustainable business practices, they have also become a target for anti-GMO activists.