Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Disin‘gene’uous Lawsuit: ACLU Challenges DNA Patents

From the mass production of life-saving medicines in cell cultures to the screening of our blood supply for life-threatening viruses, patented DNA molecules (often referred to as “gene patents”) are used in many ways to benefit society.

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Ways and Means Should Include Job Creation of Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts in Green Jobs Leg

On Wednesday, April 14 the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on Energy Tax Incentives Driving the Green Job Economy. The focus of the hearing is to examine the effectiveness of current energy tax policy and identify additional steps that the Committee can take to ensure continued job growth in this area while at the same time advancing national energy policy focus on a discussion of current and proposed energy tax incentives. Read More >

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A Disin‘gene’uous Lawsuit: ACLU Challenges DNA Patents

From the mass production of life-saving medicines in cell cultures to the screening of our blood supply for life-threatening viruses, patented DNA molecules (often referred to as “gene patents”) are used in many ways to benefit society. The term “gene patent” is something of a misnomer because genes as they exist in the body cannot be patented. A naturally occurring gene — even a newly discovered one — cannot be patented. Patents don’t provide ownership Read More >

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Where Breakthroughs Will Soon Call Home: Wisconsin’s BioAg Gateway

The Wisconsin BioAg Gateway is a visionary project being sited on Madison’s southeast side at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 94.

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Boosting Small Company Presence at 2010 BIO International Convention, Wisconsin Madison Region Shows Off Talent

In 2010, 10 Wisconsin biotech companies were awarded scholarships of $1,100 each out of the grant partnership to help small Wisconsin biotech companies in medical, agriculture, energy, or other sectors, including medical devices, to participate in the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s International Convention One-on-One Partnering or company presentation forums. Nine of those 10 companies are located in the eight-county Madison Region.

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