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Stories by Tabitha M. Powledge

Time to stop fighting GMO labeling?

Time to stop fighting GMO labeling?

Why do people react so strongly against the idea of genetic modification? Especially genetic modification that crosses species barriers? In a recent New Yorker, Maria Konnikova returned to an explanation for these gut reactions that has been around at least since the early efforts at genetic engineering in the 1970s: The idea that fear and [...]

September 2, 2013 — Tabitha M. Powledge
Easing Hormone Anxiety

Easing Hormone Anxiety

For women just past menopause, hormone pills seem safe

September 16, 2007 — Tabitha M. Powledge
The 17-Year Itch

The 17-Year Itch

Brood X reappears, with clues to cicada behavior

June 7, 2004 — Tabitha M. Powledge
Looking at ART

Looking at ART

Is it time to scrutinize assisted reproduction?

April 30, 2002 — Tabitha M. Powledge
Beating Abuse

Beating Abuse

Glutamate may hold a key to drug addiction

January 15, 2002 — Tabitha M. Powledge
Tobacco Pharming

Tobacco Pharming

A quest to turn the killer crop into a treatment for cancer

October 1, 2001 — Tabitha M. Powledge
Beyond the First Draft

Beyond the First Draft

Making the genome data useful may depend on the public project Ensemble

September 20, 2000 — Tabitha M. Powledge

50% off for Back to School

50% off for Back to School