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My Path From the BioGENEius Challenge to the White House Science Fair

BIO International Convention

My name is Natalie Ng, winner of the 2013 International BioGENEius Challenge, and I am excited and honored to be exhibiting at the 2015 White House Science Fair today. I can clearly remember the humble start of my extraordinary journey into scientific research. I was a first grader, attempting to build a geyser in my kitchen. Equipped with a one-liter bottle of club soda, clay, and an unstoppable willingness to try and try again, I Read More >

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Celebrating the Biomedical Achievements on World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Guest Post by Sara Hart Weir, MS, President, National Down Syndrome Society On March 21, we celebrate the 10th Annual World Down Syndrome Day.  It was established and eventually recognized by the United Nations as a means to raise awareness and mobilize support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well-being of people with Down syndrome across the world. Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with a third copy of chromosome 21, Read More >

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Biotech Could Miss a Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity in Rare Disease


Drug development is expensive.  Drug development is risky.  Drug development takes a long time. The key to changing this is leveraging the fact that no one is more motivated to eliminate rare disease than those who are directly affected by it. I know this because, as the founder of Give RARE, I have talked to parents of children with Tay Sachs disease who know their children will die within a few years unless something changes.  Read More >

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World Rare Disease Day Celebrates Patient Advocacy and Activism Around The Globe


Global Genes™ and the identifiable Blue Denim Genes Ribbon™ provides opportunity to show support and help build awareness Global Genes, a leading patient advocacy organization with the mission to eliminate the challenges of rare disease, is inviting industry partners to support the eighth annual World Rare Disease Day. World Rare Disease Day is a day of advocacy to call attention to rare disease in the United States and around the globe. Created by European organization Read More >

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Galvanizing Brains to Launch Neuroscience Startups


We are looking for a few great brains to participate in the Neuro Startup Challenge, and we want you! If you are a Ph.D. student or a postdoctoral fellow interested making an impact on brain health and learning the business of science, consider teaming with a seasoned entrepreneur, MBA students, law school students, and business experts from all around the world to enter the Neuro Startup Challenge.  You will create a business plan, perform a “live pitch” to our esteemed panel of judges and have the Read More >

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