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Genetic Engineering

The Science Behind Hawaii's GMO Bill 113

Hector Valenzuela | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Hector Valenzuela

A new paradigm of sustainable agroecosystems is required, to meet community food security needs, and to satisfy the growing consumer demand for locally-grown, wholesome, toxic-free, and nutritious fruits and vegetables.

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

Designer Baby Technology May Be Here, But Will We Use It?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology

We may be one step closer to designer babies. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent last Tuesday to the Silicon Valley company 23and...

Golden Rice Is Not So Golden

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

Golden Rice is no closer to solving the complex societal and public health problems underlying micronutrient deficiencies than before.

Monsanto Wants Your Questions: Go Ask!

Tamar Haspel | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Tamar Haspel

So do Syngenta, DuPont, and Dow Chemical. Those companies, along with a couple others in the biotech industry, have decided that they've been bad at c...

GMOs and the American Chestnut: Risky Business?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

How far out on a limb would you go to bring back an icon of the American forest?

LOOK: You Won't Believe What This Dress Can Do

Posted 06.24.2013 | Weddings

If you're planning an evening wedding (or just really enjoyed "TRON: Legacy"), we may have found your perfect dress. Japanese scientists have genet...

A Bad Few Weeks for Big Biotech

Erich Pica | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Erich Pica

The out-of-control biotechnology industry is on the defensive, and it's up to us to keep the momentum going. The next major battlefield in the campaign against genetically engineered foods is the fight to label them, so the public is able to avoid these products at the market.

GM Feed, Pigs, and Stomach Inflammation: Smoking Gun?

Tamar Haspel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Green
Tamar Haspel

You may have seen the study, with 'smoking gun' headlines, showing a correlation between severe stomach inflammation and GM feed in pigs. Take a closer look and you will see it is indeed a stinging indictment, but not of GM feed.

End of Space Shuttle Saves World

Anna Leahy | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

If Richard Godwin's biotech company can do what it thinks it can, no one in the world need go hungry, and we might be able to live forever.

Glow-In-Dark Plant Project Sparks Major Debate

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science

Among the many projects attracting crowd-sourced funding on the Kickstarter website this week are a premium Kobe beef jerky, a keyboard instrument cal...

Frankenfoods: Do Americans Have a Right to Know What They're Eating?

Tana Amen | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

Proponents of recent legislation to label GMOs are facing a bruising food fight, given that the biotech and food industries have spent massive amounts of money to combat earlier GMO-labeling proposals.

The March to Stop Monsanto: Taking Back Our Food, Our Farms, Our Democracy and Our Planet

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Dave Murphy

The march to stop Monsanto is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The problem is not just their corrosive lobbying practices, but the fact that the products they produce, GMO foods and chemical weed killers, are in more than 70% of the processed foods we eat and feed our families.

Will New York Be First State to Require Labeling of GMO Food?

Karl Grossman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

The biotechnology industry's drive for GMOs has been incredibly undemocratic and the process is quite likely unhealthy. Labeling is a minimum -- so people can at least know what food is genetically modified and choose what's still GMO-free.

Tenth Anniversary of the Mapping of the Human Genome: What It Means for Us All

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

These miraculous discoveries present us with countless dilemmas and are far outpacing our abilities to grasp and address their ethical, legal and social implications. We need more public and professional education and attention to how it is affecting our lives and how it should affect our lives.

What Every Parent Should Know About Monsanto

Toni Nagy | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Last time I checked, Earth is the only place we have to live, and what kind of future am I providing for my daughter if I am not cognizant of how my life, and the decisions of my government, effect our environment?

Is China Really Engineering Baby Geniuses?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents

Written by Will Oremus for Slate Sexual reproduction is a genetic crapshoot. Out of hundreds of eggs and millions of sperm, one joins one to produc...

Should 'Designer Babies' Be Banned?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/18/2013 11:55 AM EST on LiveScience NEW YORK — The increasing power and accessibility of ...

Breakthrough Brings 'Printed' Human Organs Step Closer To Reality

Posted 02.13.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis Published: 02/05/2013 11:55 AM EST on LiveScience Imagine if you could take living cells, load them into a printer, and squirt out...

Just Label It Video: Stars Speak Up for National GMO Labeling

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
Gary Hirshberg

How do we overcome the money and influence of the chemical companies controlling our federal government's approach to GE foods and labeling? We need millions of Americans to tell our federal government officials that we want transparency, honesty and labeling in our food system.

Lynne Peeples

Prop 37 GMO Labeling Law Defeated By Corporate Dollars And Deception, Proponents Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

Proponents of Proposition 37, the California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods, are attributing Tuesday...

Cara Santa Maria

Scientist's Far-Out Plan To Save Planet

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science

What will we do if in the future, global climate change makes the world increasingly difficult to inhabit? Unwilling to give up hope, some scientists ...

With Tweaks, Lab Animals May Become Land-Mine Detectors

Posted 10.16.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, TechNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 10/15/2012 01:39 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily The pitter-patter of tiny feet could announce th...

What Would Rachel Write: The Top 4 Untold Pesticide Stories

Heather Pilatic | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

Just as she confronted the paternalism of postwar science, and questioned the paradigm of scientific progress and mastery that defined postwar America, I imagine Carson would today name the most disabling dynamic of our times: corporations running roughshod over democracy.

Oxford Prof Says Genetically Engineering Babies To Be 'Ethical' Is A 'Moral Obligation'

Posted 10.16.2012 | College

What is an ethical baby? Does it cry less? Or does it cry more out of sensitivity to the world's troubles? According to Oxford professor Julian S...