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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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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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Logical traps that can snare the unwary traveler on the journey of discovery
Paradoxes of probability and other statistical strangeness Statistics and probability can sometimes yield mind bending results. Shutterstock Stephen Woodcock , University of Technology Sydney Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the...

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Is most published research wrong
Delusion is to easy.

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Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world
Planting a diverse blend of crops and cover crops, and not tilling, helps promote soil health. Catherine Ulitsky, USDA/Flickr , CC BY David R. Montgomery , University of Washington One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is...

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Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded?-- The Kurzgesagt Video
Published on 30 Mar 2017 Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded? Support us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return):  https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h Kurzgesagt merch here:  http://bit.ly/1P1hQIH Get the...

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Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here's how to think about the real risk of rare events
How risky is it to swim? Christine Cabalo/Wikimedia Ben Newell , UNSW ; Chris Donkin , UNSW , and Dan Navarro , UNSW Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to int...

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The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation, and how to avoid them
Where are the error bars? Shutterstock Winnifred Louis , The University of Queensland and Cassandra Chapman , The University of Queensland Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us dow...
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