The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases – autoimmune thyroid disease, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. The causes of each disease is unknown, but [...]
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For every human cell that is intrinsic to our body, there are about 10 resident microbes.
This interactive Google Map shows a variety of genetically modified crops in the pipeline around the world.
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Everyone’s least favorite company has seen stories this week highlight its good side.
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A genomics scientists helps lay readers separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to GMO misinformation.
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The most extreme and ill-informed of the organic advocacy groups are damaging the credibility of the entire organic industry. The continued, willful ignorance of groups like the Organic Consumers Association, is preventing a nuanced discussion of the real potential and limits of both biotech and organic agriculture.