The number of genomes in research databases is growing — how long will it be before that information gets out?
The Health Ministry of the Faroe Islands plans to sequence the genomes of every interested citizen.
The pending arrival of synthetic blood is likely to come with some serious socioeconomic and ethical issues.
The U.S. Supreme Court has restricted the ability of companies to patent human genetic sequences.
The funded synthetic biology Glowing Plant kickstarter campaign raises questions and fears for some.
Biotech crops are a sticking point in free-trade negotiations between the US and European Union.
Are GM crops needed to feed the world? That’s not the right question to ask.
New research claiming GM foods hurt pigs is more fishing expedition than proper science.
Comedian-critic Dusty Smith rails against common misconceptions surrounding GM crops and Monsanto’s business practices.
The “Monsanto Protect Act” provision passed earlier this year has elicited overstated responses from critics and proponents alike.
Recent attempts to link genetics to academic achievement are weak at best, and the media has been overstating the case thanks to a recent study which “explained” all of 2% of variation in academic achievement among students according to a handful of genetic mutations. This effect is vanishingly small.
A recent outbreak of hepatitis A infections from the consumption of organic frozen berries highlights the problem with the organic certification process and the need for organic field testing. The organic industry should subject their own organic products to the same scrutiny applied to genetically modified crops.