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GMO Pundit aka David Tribe
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Helping readers navigate the confusing myths of modern biology
Helping readers navigate the confusing myths of modern biology

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Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition
Organic? Conventional? Genetically modified? Decisions, decisions. dawnfu Sheril Kirshenbaum , Michigan State University and Douglas Buhler , Michigan State University Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns abou...
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Online conspiracy theorists are more diverse (and ordinary) than most assume
Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in The X-Files is fond of joining seemingly unrelated dots to create a conspiracy theory – but in reality, the picture is more nuanced. Colin Klein , Australian National University ; Peter Clutton , Australian National University...
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Russia is trying to sway U.S. opinion on GMOs, Iowa State researchers say Part 2
An article by Shawn Dorius and Carol Lawrence-Dill mentioned in an earlier post " Russia is trying to sway U.S. opinion on GMOs, Iowa State researchers say " has been accepted for publication in GM Crops and Food with an added explanatory comment:
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Lysenkoism is first of all a method of inserting ideology into scientific discussions
Russia’s new Lysenkoism Edouard I. Kolchinsky, Ulrich Kutschera, Uwe Hossfeld,
Georgy S. Levit "...The re-emergence of Lysenkoism in Russia today is a
disturbing phenomenon. There are many collections, research institutes, experimental
stations, gardens and...
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Book review: The Death of Expertise
                  A new book expresses concern that the ‘average American’ has base knowledge so low that it is now plummeting to ‘aggressively wrong’.         shutterstock         Rod Lamberts , Australian National University I have to start this review wi...
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Saying don't panic doesn't cut through the paranoia
Listen up, health officials – here's how to reduce 'Ebolanoia' Claire Hooker , University of Sydney and Julie Leask , University of Sydney An epidemic disease such as Ebola brings suffering to more than those who get ill or die. Social and economic threats ...
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CRISPR controversy raises questions about gene-editing technique
Laboratory mice are among the first animals to have their diseases treated by CRISPR. tiburi via Pixabay.com Ian Haydon , University of Washington A new research paper is stirring up controversy among scientists interested in using DNA editing to treat dise...
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Everything in moderation, even hype: learning from vaccine controversies to strike a balance with CRISPR
Shawna Benston ABSTRACT The ease and applicability of CRISPR/Cas9––a new and precise
gene editing and reproductive technology––have garnered hype and heightened
concern about its potential ‘unprecedented and horrific consequences’ and have
led many scientif...
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Motivated reasoning as a faulty way to think.
Mechanisms for Motivated Directional Biases (Kunda 1990) ... People do not seem to be at liberty to conclude whatever they want to conclude merely because they want to. Rather, I propose that people motivated to arrive at a particular conclusion attempt to ...
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1 naturally mobile gene captured permanently per 710,000 years per species. Genes move from species to species.
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