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April 07, 2016
Poll: Some key gaps in Americans' knowledge about Zika virus
Americans don't know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S.
April 02, 2016
Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical ...
March 24, 2016
Study: Zika landed in Brazil 2 years before it was detected
The worrisome Zika virus apparently has been in Brazil at least a year longer than experts previously thought, according to ...
March 24, 2016
Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life
Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an ...
March 11, 2016
Things to know about GMO mosquito test proposed in Florida
The spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm's proposal to deploy a genetically ...
March 06, 2016
Seeds of trouble: Monsanto threatens to pull out of India
U.S. seed giant Monsanto has threatened to pull its genetically modified crop technology from India if the government goes ...
February 16, 2016
UN: Stopping Zika may require genetically modified insects
The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to ...
February 04, 2016
Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito
With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat ...
February 01, 2016
AP News Guide: Facts about gene editing as Britain OKs study
Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos — not to create babies but to start unraveling the ...
January 27, 2016
Study hints at biology of schizophrenia, may aid treatment
Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor — a normal brain process that ...
January 08, 2016
Campbell says it supports federal standard for GMO labeling
Campbell Soup says it now supports mandatory national labeling for products containing genetically modified ingredients, and ...
December 17, 2015
Legislation includes 'Frankenfish' labeling provisions
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has gotten language into a major spending and tax package that would not allow the sale of ...
December 03, 2015
No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research
A tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to use for pregnancy — but altering early embryos as part of careful ...
December 02, 2015
Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise
A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases
December 01, 2015
AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the ...
November 23, 2015
Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking ...