Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest

Jul 19, 2017

Amazon is launching a new social network aimed at getting its hardcore users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

Jun 5, 2017

The first lawsuit over Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta's decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China approved it is about to go on trial

Researchers test self-destructing moth pest in cabbage patch

May 29, 2017

Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce

University of Illinois cancels scientist talk after backlash

May 17, 2017

The University of Illinois has cancelled plans to host a talk by Nobel Laureate James Watson after faculty raised concerns about his discredited views on race and intelligence

SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

Mar 23, 2017

New research says more cancer-causing mutations are due to random chance than heredity or lifestyle risks, but lots of tumors still are preventable

Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

Mar 20, 2017

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus

Cystic fibrosis patients surviving longer in Canada than US

Mar 13, 2017

Cystic fibrosis patients are living longer than ever, but new research shows Canadians have about a 10-year survival advantage over Americans with the same genetic disease

US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes

Mar 1, 2017

Federal officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat

Punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta

Feb 22, 2017

A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them

Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

Feb 15, 2017

Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases

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