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.
Genetic testing is poised to play a big role reproduction planning and even romance. And that future might not be so far away.
The Food and Drug Administration’s outdated regulatory requirements are choking pharmaceutical innovations in personal genomics and molecular medicine.
Israeli Jews, facing the world’s highest incidences of breast and ovarian cancer, but among the lowest rates of mastectomies, are divided over how aggressively they should embrace screening and preventive surgery.
A recent report by anti-GMO activist Jeffery 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.
Is the process of mutagenesis more safe and efficient than genetic modification? Maybe not.
As GLP executive director Jon Entine reports in Forbes, the GMO wars are set to escalate after the discrediting of a central pillar of the anti-crop biotechnology movement and the stumbling by a prominent science journal.
In a stunning development, Food and Chemical Toxicology, which last year published the now notorious GMO rat study by French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini that suggested that a genetically modified corn variety led to a high incidence of cancers, will be retracted and evidence of it expunged from the journal’s database.
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.
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.