The basic components of CRISPR-Cas gene editing were only discovered 15 years ago, but the technology has moved quickly to dominate the field of genetic engineering. BioCentury TV discusses the history of the research and offers predictions about upcoming commercial applications of the technology.
The Resilience Project wants to find people with genes that should cause extremely rare diseases, but who never developed the disease. One volunteer describes his reasons for participating in the experiment.
Is the feminist organization “Radfems Respond” falling behind the times by refusing to recognize trans women as female? Growing awareness of transgenderism is forcing society to re-evaluate our views on gender.
Demand and affordability have forced many potential parents to seek surrogacy through international clinics in India, Thailand and Mexico. But lack of clear regulation has made both surrogates and the couples who employ them vulnerable to fraud. How can the international community protect individual rights in this global market?
Beloved Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson emphatically defends GMO foods in a recently unearthed old video, sparking responses all over the web ranging from “heartbreak” to celebration.
The push for GMO labeling has been the most successful in New England states so far, but now, the region’s largest and most influential newspaper, the liberal Boston Globe, has taken a stand against GMO labeling.
NaturalNews founder and editor Mike Adams is known for his extremist views on GMOs, the latest being his threats to scientists and journalists who support biotechnology. Is he just an extreme outlier, not representative of other anti-GMO groups who purport to be more rational?
NaturalNews’ Mike Adams has denied links to website MonsantoCollaborators.org containing ‘hit list’ of journalists, scientists and publications that cover GMOs, but a deep dive into internet code by Nick Price shows that the two are ‘convincingly linked.’
CRISPR and other gene-editing methods, plus gene drives, are suddenly here and now. They offer unprecedented possibilities for genetic modification and need new public oversight and maybe new regulations. Even the scientists think so.
GM foods are disparaged by some critics because they allegedly promote ‘industrial agriculture,’ such as growing grains for animals or fuel. But what about sweet corn genetically modified to be grown with less pesticides? GLP contributor and Iowa farmer Dave Walton found that the proof is in the tasting.