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Anti-GMO Activists Misuse Open Records Requests to Harass Scientists

Anti-GMO Activists Misuse Open Records Requests to Harass Scientists

Kevin Folta, a plant molecular biologist with the University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), became the target of a sweeping public records request from US Right to Know, an activist group that seeks to expose what it calls “the failures of the corporate food system,”

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Study Pinpoints Genetic Mechanism for Obesity

Study Pinpoints Genetic Mechanism for Obesity

Nearly half of all Europeans are genetically predisposed to obesity. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by an international team of researchers, took seven years and cost more than a million dollars.

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Anti-Aging Science: Despite Progress, Challenges Remain

Anti-Aging Science: Despite Progress, Challenges Remain

Last month a team of doctors and scientists made the case to regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider approving anti-aging drugs as a new pharmaceutical class. Such a designation would treat aging as disease rather than a natural process, potentially opening the door to government funding for anti-aging drug trials. To some, such a drug may seem impossible. Yet, the physiol...

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