Non-invasive prenatal testing offers benefits to the developing world. But without regulation and policy guidance, it’s difficult to know how it will affect sex selective abortion and prenatal care discrepancies between rich and poor.
Find out how much genetic material humans share with grapes, round worms and dogs.
A new computer technology allows potential parents to genetically screen sperm and egg donors for more than 600 conditions and pick a match based on the results. This makes sense for life-threatening genetic diseases, but what about intelligence and beauty?
Hate buying a packaged fresh salad for later in the week only to pull it from your refrigerator and find it soggy and spoiled? Genetics can help, and also have a big impact on food waste.
African governments need to invest in agricultural infrastructure and technology, and create a new Green Revolution for Africa.
Industry groups described Rep. Mike Pompeo’s Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014 as “science-based” while anti-GMO activists play up sense of conspiracy around the bill.
Genes underlie our ability to exercise, but for some, genes also appear to contribute to the irresistible urge to stay in place. This was evident in a large study of middle-aged twins published last fall.
Wonder how, when an anti-GMO initiative is launched, so many activist sites carry the same coordinated message? Meet Henry Rowlands, founder of Sustainable Pulse and the almost unknown cyber grand master behind the propaganda efforts of French scientist Gilles-Eric Séralini and other scientists promoting the alleged dangers of GMOs.