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Outside View: Genetic breakthrough raises ethical questions

Is this a glorious new frontier or a troubling situation? Unequivocally, the answer is yes to both.

Scientists synthesize smallpox cousin in ominous breakthrough

Scientists in Canada have used commercially available genetic material to piece together the extinct horsepox virus, a cousin of the smallpox virus that killed as many as a billion human …

GMO food safe but not curing hunger, report says

Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.

Voters to decide on council races, food labeling

Snow isn’t the only thing in the air Tuesday. Voters are deciding on the direction of Spokane City Council and whether foods containing genetically engineered crops should be labeled.

Biotech apples may be harbinger for Simplot spuds

BOISE — Idaho’s potato industry is gazing north of the U.S. border to a tiny Canadian apple breeder for a sign of how the public may embrace a genetically modified …