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Nature Biotech Comes Out Against the Mandatory Labeling of GMOs

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Nature Biotechnology recently published an editorial piece that looks at how the mandatory labeling of GM foods in the United States will not only make all food more costly but also create unnecessary confusion for customers. The piece identifies cost as the foremost problem when it comes to the mandatory labeling of GM foods. Many assume that mandatory labeling just means printing more detailed labels but it in fact it’s much more than that and Read More >

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GMO Answers Addresses Biodiversity and GM Crops

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With an increasing global population, heightened consumer demand, and a changing climate, agriculture’s current and future impact on the environment and ecosystems is a cause for concern for many. Visitors to GMO Answers have asked many questions about the environmental impacts of GMOs, including how biodiversity is effected by the introduction of GM crops. GMO Answers independent expert Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Director, International Biotechnology Program at the University of California, Davis, answered this four-part question: Are Read More >

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USPTO Issues New Myriad Guidance

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On Tuesday, December 16 the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a revised guidance on subject matter eligibility under § 101 in light of recent Supreme Court Decisions in Alice v. CLS Bank, Mayo, and Myriad. These new guidelines are a response to extensive feedback provided from industry leaders and inventors over the last several months. (BIO provided both initial and supplemental comments on the Office’s March Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance). Public comments on the Read More >

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2014 #BIOPacRim Wraps Up to be Another Successful Conference

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The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy was held December 7 -9, 2014 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. This conference focused solely on the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. BIO hosted over 300 attendees at this year’s Summit along with media representation from the Industrial Biotechnology Publication, Life Science Foundation Magazine, Fuels and Lubes and The Daily Transcript. The 2014 Breakout Program featured 5 Read More >

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PBS Newshour: What you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat

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PBS Newshour last week had a segment about this year’s flu season, which doctors are warning could be more severe than normal. One reason for that is that one of the flu virus strains that is most prevalent is not responding as well as usual to the vaccine. LJ Tan explains: …with this upcoming season, we are getting a predominance of H3N2. That means we might have a more severe season. But not only that Read More >

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