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Stories with subject: Genetics
  • Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:44 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Illinois, into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.

  • Nonprofit groups allowed to join Kauai law defense 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:26 pm
  • HONOLULU - A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court.

  • W.Va. grower promotes unmodified feed corn 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:19 am
  • KEARNEYSVILLE, West Virginia - Lyle Tabb is hoping that his non-genetically modified corn will take off with farmers who can charge top dollar for "all natural" eggs.

  • Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:34 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.

  • Hawaii lawmakers gut and replace contents of bills 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:25 am
  • HONOLULU - A series of bills that lawmakers passed in the Hawaii Senate were drafted without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in, following a "gut-and-replace" maneuver scorned by government watchdog groups.

  • Oregon task force on GMO agriculture to meet 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:31 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's task force on genetically engineered agriculture has been formed and will meet for the first time this week.

  • Maui group gathers signatures for GMO initiative 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:18 pm
  • WAILUKU, Hawaii - A Maui group says it has submitted more than 9,500 signatures in support of a temporary ban on growing or testing genetically modified organisms in Maui County.

  • Agribusinesses give $380,000 to beat anti-GMO vote 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:38 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Six major producers of herbicides and genetically modified crops are shoveling $380,000 into the campaign to defeat measures to prohibit genetically modified crops in southwestern Oregon.

  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:41 am
  • WASHINGTON - Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon - or any other engineered fish or meat - on store shelves anytime soon.

  • DNA from Alaska polar bears used in recent study 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:22 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Genetic variation in more than 300 polar bears from Alaska was analyzed in a recent study that looked at genetic elements not used in earlier studies.

  • Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 11:38 am
  • A small study that examined the brains of children who died found that certain abnormalities were common in autistic children but not in kids without the disorder. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.

  • Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:31 pm
  • A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.

  • Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:38 am
  • Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting.

  • Bugs resistant to genetically modified corn found 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 8:10 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Researchers say bugs are developing resistance to the widely popular genetically engineered corn plants that make their own insecticide, so farmers may have to make changes.

  • Hawaii House revives and kills GMO food-label bill 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:05 pm
  • HONOLULU - An effort to require labels on genetically modified foods in Hawaii was brought back to life in the state Legislature, but it died in committee on Thursday almost as quickly as it was revived.

  • Vermont lawmakers consider labels on modified food 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:55 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont Senate panel heard forecasts Wednesday on how well a bill requiring labels on genetically modified foods would hold up in court if the measure becomes law.

  • Cheerios get no lift from GMO switch 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - Plain old Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients, but the switch hasn't yet translated to a boost in sales.