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Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto

LOS ANGELES | Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.

May 27, 2013 12:22 am
YOUNG VOICES: Patenting genes could jeopardize future discoveries

YOUNG VOICES: Patenting genes could jeopardize future discoveries

Scientists are developing bio-engineered organs, water was discovered on Mars, and a man jumped from 24 miles in the stratosphere back to Earth. Science and discovery are peaking; science and discovery are, put simply, American.

February 18, 2013 12:00 am

Families are opening up their lives to Hopkins researchers seeking the causes of autism, even before birth

When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.

April 06, 2011 12:00 am
Genetically altered salmon? It doesn't stop there

Genetically altered salmon? It doesn't stop there

WASHINGTON | We've always played with our food — even before we knew about genes or how to change them.

September 23, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Upstream battle for genetically engineered salmon

Over the last two decades, the use of modern genetic engineering technology to produce pharmaceuticals and new crop plants has given rise to prodigious scientific, humanitarian and financial successes. But its application to animals for food has lagged behind despite the fact that animal pro…

September 19, 2010 12:00 am

Cystic Fibrosis: More patients live into adulthood

WASHINGTON | Doctors always said allergies and asthma were behind Laura Mentch's repeated lung and sinus infections. Only when she turned 50 did she discover the real culprit — a disease notorious for destroying children's lungs.

June 22, 2010 2:15 am
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