Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

Politics 06/11/19, 19:13

President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers. The move comes as companies are ...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Health 04/18/19, 10:07

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.The test examines more than 2 ...

Study: Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain

Europe 04/15/19, 11:23

A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature.Scientists examining samples of ancient remains ...

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

Science 03/25/19, 08:23

Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.The suggestions come from 23andme, one of the companies offering to point you toward the optimal eating and exercise ...

US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

Health 03/08/19, 17:27

U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal, but the company behind it may face legal challenges before the fish can be sold domestically.The Food and Drug Administration ...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

Sports 02/11/19, 02:10

As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too.Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep ...

Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

Europe 12/07/18, 05:40

Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field.Frances Arnold from the United States and Gregory Winter of Britain made ...

Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China

Science 11/25/18, 21:40

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.If true, it would be ...

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Science 11/15/18, 01:03

Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity ...

Texas A&M earns USDA approval for cottonseed genetic process

Texas 10/21/18, 05:57

Scientists at Texas &M University have earned federal approval of a genetic process to unleash cottonseed as possibly one of the world's leading sources of protein-rich food.The San Antonio Express-News reports the patent-pending process is known as "TAM66274." The process ...

Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

U.S. 10/11/18, 14:45

About 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available, a study estimates.And that number will grow as more and ...

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