If you're looking for for a general audience source about genetics, you can try browsing one of the publications listed below. Note that some publications may have a limit on how much content may be accessed for free.
Searching can help you narrow in on a particular topic. Try searching keywords (like 'genetics' or 'genetically modified') in any of the three popular press and news databases listed below to search for an article. Each has similar content but a different interface, so try them out and see which one you prefer. All of them allow you to filter your results by date, so that you can find only recent articles.
Tracking a citation: Moving from popular to scholarly
Knowing how to find the original source from a news or magazine story is a key information skill. From the popular media story, figure out as much information as you can about the original scientific publication. Does it mention:
Then you have several options:
1) Search Google Scholar
2) Search in PubMed, and then use the "check for full text" buttons to see whether you have full access through Collins Library;
3) If you know the name of the journal that the article was published in, you can search Primo for the title of the journal (not the title of the article!!) and check that way to see if Collins has access to the journal that you're looking for.
Open this NY Times article: Gum Disease Tied to Colon Cancer Risk (Aug 12, 2020)