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Biotech Incubator Opens in Santa Fe

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Starting up a biotech company is risky business. Fortunately, there are bright, determined people willing to take that risk in hopes of developing an innovative medical, industrial or agricultural application. Fortunately, too, there are plenty of local, state, and federal legislators who recognize the value of supporting entrepreneurial innovators. A case in point is Startup America, an alliance of entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders who work together to support high-growth, potentially job producing Read More >

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President Obama Endorses Ag Biotech

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In an April 11 letter to Julie Borlaug, President Obama wrote about how pleased he was to join in the celebration of her grandfather, Norman Borlaug, and his life and passion for feeding the hungry through biotechnology. Through ag biotech, Norman Borlaug, known as the “Father of the Green Revolution,” made it his life’s work to eradicate world hunger and was recently recognized posthumously for his contributions to the field. Sara Wyant of Agri-Pulse highlighted President’s Obama’s remarks to Read More >

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Gluten Free: Does Glyphosate Cause Celiac Disease? Actually, No!

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Dr. Peter Olins, Co-founder of Ultimate Gluten Free, provided a must read response to our GMO Answers page debunking the myth that glyphosate causes celiac disease. The herbicide glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup and is frequently mischaracterized as a cause of celiac disease serving as a catalyst for those anti-biotech. From his post, we wanted to highlight how Dr. Olins notably discredits the link between glyphosate and celiac disease. “A 2013 article by A. Samsel and Read More >

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NIH & NSF SBIR/STTR Programs

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Leveraging Small Business to Bring Life-Saving Innovations to the Market. A key part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s mission is the translation of basic discoveries into innovative technologies that improve human health, and the NIH and NSF Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs strive to do just that. NIH is the premier biomedical research funding organization in the world, and has a 2014 SBIR/STTR Read More >

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Brazil Fights Back Dengue Fever with GE Mosquito

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In a recent article, published by Globalpost, John Otis writes on how the small town of Jacobina, Brazil used agricultural biotechnology to help control the occurrence of Dengue Fever. By releasing swarms of mosquitoes engineered to wipe out their own species, Jacobina farmers will be better able to carry out their daily duties with a reduced risk of acquiring the disease.  “We need to provide alternatives because the system we have now in Brazil doesn’t Read More >

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