To figure out how humans rose to dominance in the ancient world, scientists are examining the genetic differences between humans and Neanderthals
With non-invasive prenatal screenings comes the ability to read more and more into the genetics of unborn babies. Can we handle the foreknowledge?
A new look at the genetic history of Caribou suggests that loss of habitat, which is a likely effect of climate change, could doom the species.
Move over toothpick-and-gumdrop skyscrapers! Today’s students use synthetic biology’s tools to build genetically engineered organisms.
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?
Advances in genetic engineering have opened doors for scientists to tackle some of the biggest threats to agriculture in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.
Although plants bred through industrial means like mutation breeding for genetic modification might seem dangerous, unnatural does not automatically mean unsafe.
The GMO debate is wrought with arguments based on emotion, not facts. Grist’s Nathnael Johnson has been wading through the debate in an on-going, fact-based series.
In his exploration of the ins and outs of genetically modified food, organic farmer Dan Heckler interviews GLP’s Jon Entine.
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.
As modern medical testing continues to improve, doctors are increasingly discovering “incidental findings,” an innocent-sounding term for inadvertent but frequently unsettling discoveries made while looking for something else.
Last week, the web erupted after organic researcher Charles Benbrook promoted a new study as the long-awaited proof of the superior health benefits of organic milk. But in their eagerness to hype the story, the media botched the science and highlighted the dangers of “single study syndrome.”