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From BioGENEius to the White House Science Fair

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My name is Mikayla Ockels, recipient of the Practical Impact Award from the 2015 National BioGENEius Science Fair, and I am excited and honored to have exhibited at the 2016 White House Science fair this month! Seven years ago I participated in my first local science fair and was completely unaware that the experience would be the start of an extraordinary scientific journey. Research gave me an outlet to unleash my inquisitive nature and indulge Read More >

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Harnessing Biotechnology to Accelerate Advanced Biofuels Production

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Major advances in biotechnology are opening up opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy. Innovation in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering can lead to substantial improvements in conversion efficiencies for the production of advanced biofuels. This, in turn, can speed up the development and commercialization of bio-based products, making them attractive and affordable to industrial manufacturers. From expanding the potential of diverse microbial systems to enhancing the biocatalytic capabilities of enzymes, the application of biotechnology is accelerating Read More >

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#BIOWC16: Partnering for Educational Impact

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is just two weeks away and the opportunities to find new partners are endless.  As the premiere convener for the industrial biotechnology industry, BIO offers its attendees multiple ways to meet, learn and collaborate over existing and new business and technology ideas. But new this year, Novozymes is adding a unique partnering opportunity. We’re hosting a collaborative workshop focused solely on education. We all know that our Read More >

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The National Kidney Foundation’s KEEP Healthy Screening Emphasizes Early Diagnosis

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In the United States, 1 in 9 Americans has kidney disease, and most don’t know it. The problem is particularly acute in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, where more than 700,000 people are affected, nearly 7,000 patients are on dialysis and more than 1,700 people are waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. The National Kidney Foundation’s community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, KEEP Healthy, aims to reduce those numbers by teaching participants to identify Read More >

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NIH Office of Science Policy Unveils New Resources

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The NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) works on a wide range of issues including biosafety, biosecurity, genetic testing, genomic data sharing, human subjects protections, the organization and management of the NIH, and the outputs and value of NIH-funded research. This is accomplished through a wide range of analyses and reports, commentary on emerging policy proposals, and the development of policy proposals for consideration by NIH, the Federal government, and the public. To better align Read More >

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