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Growing Awareness

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.

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Cooking Up Cancer?

By Diana Kwon | April 1, 2017

Overcooked potatoes and burnt toast contain acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that researchers have struggled to reliably link to human cancers.

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Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency

By Ruth Williams | November 17, 2016

Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2016

Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees

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FDA Head Leaving Post

By Kerry Grens | February 6, 2015

US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down after six years on the job.

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From the Feature Well

By Jef Akst | December 30, 2014

A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences

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Rusty Waves of Grain

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2014

See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.

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Wild Relatives

By Colin K. Khoury, Hannes Dempewolf, and Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez | June 1, 2014

As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.

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Designer Livestock

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2014

New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.

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Putting Up Resistance

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2014

Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?

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