Category: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

Using Bacteria To Fight Bacteria

New research explores the possibility of using modified bacteria to fight the thorny problem of biofilms.

/ October 6, 2021

Gene Edited vs Genetically Modified

Why regulations should, and some are, distinguishing gene edited crops from GMOs.

/ September 29, 2021
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Can GMOs cause gastrointestinal sensitivity and inflammation?

A closer look at the widespread claim that GMOs cause bowel irritation and inflammation.

/ May 27, 2021

Cell-cultured meat: Earth’s savior or just a $600 burger?

Cell-cultured meat raises may issues, including safety, environmental impact, cost, and our current technology's ability to manufacture it. Most importantly, when it finally hits the supermarket, will consumers buy it?

/ June 4, 2020

Chinese Researcher Reports First Gene-Edited Babies

A Chinese scientist announces first gene-edited babies, setting off a discussion of the science and ethics of using CRISPR on humans.

/ November 28, 2018

The Science Behind the Roundup Lawsuit

A jury has awarded a man $289 million for allegedly contracting cancer from exposure to Roundup, but the science is not on their side.

/ August 15, 2018

Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

An excellent new book examines pseudoscience in 22 essays by prominent scientists from various fields.

/ April 3, 2018

Science Moms Fight Fears with Facts

A new documentary takes a novel approach. It features scientist moms who are just like other moms except that they understand the science. They set the record straight about GMOs, vaccines, and other subjects of interest to parents. They provide the facts to counteract unreasonable fears.

/ November 28, 2017

The Promise of CRISPR

CRISPR is the latest rock-star medical technology that promises to revolutionize medicine. Let's take a look at the hype and the reality.

/ August 23, 2017

We still Need Better Communication on GMOs

A new PEW survey has been carried out regarding public attitudes toward genetically modified organisms (GMOs), organic food, and scientific consensus. While the numbers are better than I expected for science, they still indicate a large disconnect between scientific and public opinion on food matters. Scientists need to do better.

/ December 7, 2016