Seeking a state licensing processes genetic counselors have pushed for legislation. Lawmakers have forced the inclusion of conscience clauses that make it legal to withhold results from patients.
BGI wants to sequence everything and everyone on the planet. It’s particularly interested in finding the genes for genius. A new documentary takes you inside China’s genomic giant.
Transhumanist David Pearce thinks the best way to create a better world is through genetic engineering to halt human and animal suffering. But where does personal liberty fit into his plan?
A recent report in Bloomberg suggested that crop biotechnology is not being embraced as eagerly in industrialized countries, but the article left out some key contextual information. The rate of adoption and market penetration of GM crops has been matched by no other innovation in agriculture in history
Mandatory GMO labeling would require a huge addition in infrastructure needed to segregate grain. True traceability in our food supply system would be hugely expensive.
The potential for allergies from foods with genetically modified ingredients is no higher than that in any food, including organics. New conventional foods introduced into the marketplace go untested while GMOs are rigorously tested for allergenicity before being approved.
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.