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Voting Opens for BIO CEO & Investor Conference “Buzz of BIO”

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Finalists in each of three categories have been named in this year’s Buzz of BIO contest sponsored by the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held February 13-14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Voting opens today to choose winners in these three categories: Public Therapeutic Biotech – publically traded companies actively developing a therapeutic product intended for FDA review that addresses human health issues. Private Therapeutic Biotech – companies actively developing Read More >

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Pew Study on Attitudes towards GMOs & Organics Gains Media Attention

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A number of mainstream media outlets reported over the weekend on the Pew Research Center report released last week examining the differing views on organic foods and GMOs. NPR:  A lot of Americans don’t care what scientists think about GMOs. For instance, 39 percent of the survey participants believe that GM foods are worse for your health than non-GM food. However, there’s essentially no scientific evidence to support that belief – a conclusion confirmed most Read More >

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World AIDS Day:
Untreatable to Beatable

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I was just starting my first year in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1981 when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a troubling report describing a strange lung infection that had crippled the immune systems of five young men in Los Angeles. The CDC called it “pneumocystis pneumonia.” As it turns out, these were the first officially recorded cases of the global AIDS epidemic. By the time I left the statehouse for Congress in Read More >

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BIO Statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services

BIO issued the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services: BIO applauds the selection of Dr. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services and looks forward to working with him to ensure innovative biopharmaceutical breakthroughs are accessible to the patients that need them. Dr. Price has been a leader in healthcare policy throughout his career in the U.S. Congress. An orthopedic surgeon by trade, Read More >

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Can GMOs Save the Wild American Chestnut Tree?

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As we conclude the Thanksgiving holiday and head into the season of Christmas, it’s important to remind folks of the American chestnut tree blight. In the early 1900s, the eastern United States chestnut tree population was hit with a pathogenic fungus called Cryphonectria parasitica. This fungus is the main cause of chestnut blight, a disease that wiped out 3 to 4 billion trees in just a couple of decades and nearly devastated the entire chestnut Read More >

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