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GMO Answers Takes on Claims from Food Babe’s Recent Book

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Earlier this year, Vani Hari, also known as Food Babe, published her book, The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days. In this post, we’ll explore several of the inaccurate claims made in the book related to GMOs and provide expert perspectives on these topics. Read the entire post on the GMO Answers website here. Claim: “The government Read More >

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Survey Shows Americans Support Labeling Foods Containing DNA

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A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.” Washington Post reported on the survey:   If the government does impose mandatory labeling on foods containing DNA, perhaps the label might look something like this: WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has Read More >

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Jack the Ripper Mystery May Be Solved through DNA Testing

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Author Russell Edwards and Jari Louhelainen, a molecular biology professor at Liverpool John Moores University claim to have solved the 126-year-old mystery surrounding the identity of Jack the Ripper, which is the pseudonym of a serial killer who murdered at least five women in East London in the late 1800s. Edwards bought a shawl that was found near the body of one of the victims – Catherine Eddowes – at an auction. He then worked Read More >

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Access to Big Data

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Aquiring information rapidly and reliably reduces costs and advances discovery Sixty years ago, when James Watson and Francis Crick elucidated and published their seminal work on the double helical nature of DNA, they could hardly have imagined the explosion of information about cellular activities and disease pathways happening today. With this explosion, the challenge for scientific database producers is to curate and process the published literature, small molecules, proteins, sequences and numeric data in ways Read More >

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A Better Way to Make Unnatural Amino Acids Discovered by Yu

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Certain amino acids that are not found in nature are highly sought after by pharmaceutical manufacturers. These “unnatural” amino acids have traditionally been very difficult to synthesize, so a new and improved technique for doing so is attracting a lot of attention. Amino acids are among the most basic components of living things. Long chains of them, translated from DNA, fold up to become proteins, some smaller groupings of amino acids form hormones, and a Read More >

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