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July 28, 2016
Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean
Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams ...
July 27, 2016
ALS-related gene found with help from Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene's connection to ...
July 26, 2016
Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study
Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible ...
July 20, 2016
Group clones California's huge trees to fight climate change
At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more ...
July 06, 2016
Protesters disrupt Senate vote on genetically modified food
Protesters briefly disrupted the Senate Wednesday, tossing paper money from the visitors' gallery and chanting, "The Senate ...
June 29, 2016
New laws on abortion set to take effect around the country
New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of ...
June 23, 2016
Senators reach deal on GMO labeling
Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling ...
June 08, 2016
Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study
A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their ...
June 02, 2016
Scientists propose project that includes making human DNA
Scientists proposed a long-term project Thursday that involves creating DNA blueprints for making human beings, a prospect ...
May 31, 2016
Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together
Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and ...
May 18, 2016
Database launched to gather, study DNA from Midwestern twins
Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest ...
May 13, 2016
Fight over GMO labeling law moves to Vermont
A federal judge in Delaware says a legal battle between the Dupont Co. and Vermont officials over genetically modified foods ...
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 ...