Irrational Fear of Genetically Modified Food
News Nov 17, 2009
Michael Specter (author of Denialism, Michaelspecter.com, The New Yorker writer) takes questions from Chris Mooney (Unscientific America, The Intersection) on the question of "Irrational Fear of Genetically Modified Food"
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have shown in a new study that the gene therapy with telomerase that they have developed, and which has proven to be effective in mice against diseases caused by excessive telomere shortening and ageing, does not cause cancer or increase the risk of developing it, even in a cancer-prone setting.READ MORE
Scientists report a novel gene therapy that halts vision loss in a canine model of a blinding condition called autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP). The strategy could one day be used to slow or prevent vision loss in people with the disease. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health.