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.

/ February 8, 2022

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.

/ January 12, 2022
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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.

/ January 2, 2022

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