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Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus Disease
Diana Kwon | May 17, 2017
Scientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.
TS Picks: April 3, 2017
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017
USDA posting few animal inspections; HHS secretary proposes cutting indirect research expenses; science journalism vs. fake news
USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 7, 2017
Due to privacy concerns, the US Department of Agriculture will no longer make animal welfare inspection reports and enforcement records public.
Ditch the Floss?
Bob Grant | Aug 3, 2016
US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Bob Grant | Jul 12, 2016
The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.
Antibody Maker Loses License Over Animal Welfare Violations
Jef Akst | May 23, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.
The Unregulation of Biotech Crops
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2015
Genetic engineering—once a trigger for federal oversight—is now ushering some modified crops around scrutiny.
NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns
Jef Akst | Jun 11, 2015
Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.
USDA Research Facility on Lockdown
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture is halting new research at its Meat Animal Research Center until animal welfare-related conditions improve.
Nanobombs Terminate Foodborne Microbes
Nsikan Akpan | Mar 5, 2015
Researchers engineer water nanostructures to wipe out pathogens that can spoil food and pose health risks.