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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 ...
October 09, 2015
Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping ...
October 08, 2015
Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans
Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a ...
October 07, 2015
The Latest: Will the real Tomas Lindahl accept his Nobel?
Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): ___ 7:05 p.m. Tomas Lindahl, a professor at ...
September 06, 2015
3rd problem bear from same mom's littler euthanized at Tahoe
Are some bears just born to be bad? Or do they learn from other bears that raid garbage cans, break into cars and homes and ...
August 28, 2015
USDA to approve Simplot's genetically engineered potato
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the ...
August 19, 2015
Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment
Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the ...