Category: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
The Word “Organic” Has Been Hijacked
The word "organic" has a precise definition in chemistry. It has been hijacked to refer to organic farming. Good communication requires that both parties use the same definition.
Breakthrough Heart Xenotransplantion from Pig
In a first, a bioengineered pig heart is transplanted into a human donor, indicating we are on the threshold of a game-changing option for organ transplantation.
Detox: What “They” Don’t Want You To Know
Before you start your New Year’s detox, here's a tip that will save you time, money, and possibly your health.
Using Bacteria To Fight Bacteria
New research explores the possibility of using modified bacteria to fight the thorny problem of biofilms.
Gene Edited vs Genetically Modified
Why regulations should, and some are, distinguishing gene edited crops from GMOs.
Can GMOs cause gastrointestinal sensitivity and inflammation?
A closer look at the widespread claim that GMOs cause bowel irritation and inflammation.
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?
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.
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.
Tightening Gene Editing Rules for Humans
Gene-editing regulations are again in the news. We need to take a thoughtful approach.