As cancer screenings grow more sophisticated, the chances of finding small, slow growing cancers has increased rapidly, at great cost to patients and the healthcare system. At the same time, genetic evidence shows many more people in some populations are at risk for aggressive types of the disease. How can we find a balance?
When longevity research is privately funded, what happens when the money runs dry?
Scientists have often wondered if evolution happened all over again, what would life on earth look like? A Harvard biologist uses vast numbers of yeast colonies to find out the answer, and it might surprise you.
Mitochandrial replacement offers hope to families debilitated by disease. But opponents stoke fear of public by dumbing down the science and using negative buzzwords.
Many activists frame the future of food as a pitched battle between organic based agroecology and crop biotechnology. But scientists see it differently. It’s all hands on deck, as the world’s food needs are growing sharply as the developing world grows and prospers.
Addressing environmental concerns is critical to counteract consequences of progress. But some of the causes embraced by activist groups can do more harm than good–and the less privileged often suffer the consequences.
The news broke a week ago: General Mills will buy Annie’s Homegrown for $820 million. This is no big deal, figuratively speaking. Yes it’s a close to billion dollar deal, but companies get bought and sold all the time. If you’re unfamiliar with Annie’s Homegrown, it makes “all-natural,” “healthy,” organic, GMO-free packaged foods like pastas, cookies, […]
A full slate of anti-GMO luminaries, including Gilles-Erich Seralini and representatives from the Center for Food Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists, ETC Group, Greenpeace and Consumers Union, dominated the narrative in the two days of discussion.
The GLP’s executive director speaks at the National Academy of Sciences, which embarks on a comprehensive study of the “purported” benefits and challenges of genetically engineered crops and explores where the technology may be headed. The NAS report is expected to be published in spring 2016.