23andMe is now faced with a class-action lawsuit that challenges the company’s claims of genetic tests’ predictive power.
A recent article by science writer David Dobbs argued for the need to revise the “selfish gene” theory, prompting a number of criticisms and responses.
On Monday, Bill Gates delivered the 2013 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture on the need for biomedical innovation to combat future challenges.
Since scientists first sequenced the human genome, we’ve dreamed of a clear genetic explanation for diseases and behaviors. It hasn’t come.
The study of ancient DNA has come a long way in recent years, forcing scientists to rethink much of human evolution. While the future of ancient DNA might not allow us to regenerate extinct species, it will shed new light on human genetic history and the evolutionary relationships among species.
The USDA reports that 90% of all corn grown in the US is genetically modified, yet some local pockets of farmers are turning to conventional breeding.
Scientists and other professionals debate whether regulations on GMOs should be tighter or less restrictive.
A recent report by anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith claims that GMOs can be blamed for the rise of gluten-sensitivity disorders, but the Celiac Disease Foundation argues that no scientific evidence for a link exists.
Anti-GMO campaign to pressure McDonald’s from using a healthier and more environmentally friendly GM potato threatens next generation of consumer friendly GM products.
In this week’s newsletter feature, Genetic Literacy Project guest contributor Fourat Janabi, author of The Lowdown on GMOs: According to Science, cuts through the abundant misinformation about genetically modified foods and provides a guide on how to discern fact from rhetoric.
Can humans inherit the experience of fear? Male mice trained to fear a particular harmless smell before they sire offspring can pass the memory of that specific fear on to their descendants. In this week’s newsletter feature, GLP contributor Tabitha M. Powledge explores the latest on transgenerational epigenetics.
Scientists believe that genetically modified trees could bring huge sustainability benefits as the increased development needs of a growing global population puts pressure on already dwindling forests. But while GM trees can increase sustainable business practices, they have also become a target for anti-GMO activists.