Nature – The wheat genome is finally complete. A giant international consortium of academics and companies has been trying to finish the challenging DNA sequence for more than a decade, but in the end, it was a small US-led team that scooped the prize.
Food Dive – A study by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences found some consumers can’t distinguish between the terms “organic” and “non-GMO” on food labels, mistaking them as synonymous, reports Meatingplace.
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The New York Times – President Trump’s bipartisan commission on the opioid crisis made dozens of final recommendations to combat a deadly addiction epidemic, ranging from creating more drug courts to vastly expanding access to medications that treat addiction.
National Institutes of Health – Research geared toward understanding how epigenomic changes are influenced by social experiences may lead to a better understanding of mechanisms and pathways that may ultimately affect minority health and health disparities.
The Washington Post – The founder of an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company has been charged with spearheading a “nationwide conspiracy” to illegally distribute fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller.