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The BioGENEius Challenge is a Keystone Event at the BIO International Convention

BioGENEius

Part One: A Look Back Read part two of Robert’s story The gathering of leaders in biotechnology has been an annual event for 20 years, but did you know that some of the best and brightest in attendance are still in high school? Every year, the International BioGENEius Challenge invites the top biotechnology science competition winners from high schools across the United States, Canada and Western Australia to showcase their work and compete in what Read More >

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Diversity Critical to Building Rich Bioscience Centers

Warren Ribley

Whether producing natural gas from coal or creating lifesaving medicines, unique experiences are what often lead to great discoveries. The more diverse the backgrounds and interests of those working in life sciences, the richer our discoveries are bound to be. Considering the diversity of our country, it’s not surprising that the U.S. is the most prolific country in the world in terms of life science or bioscience discoveries. And many of these are happening right Read More >

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BIO Career Fair: Impress the best

Career Fair

Don’t miss an opportunity to spend a day with hiring managers from the nations’ top biotech firms on April 22 at the BIO Career Fair in Chicago. We asked Chanille Hewett, Product Manager for BioSpace , host of the BIO Career Fair, to share some ideas on how job seekers can benefit most from attending. You can pre-register online right now. It’s easy and will save you time at the event. Why should a job Read More >

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GEN’s “Top 10” Session Picks for the 2013 BIO International Convention

John Sterling

As the industry moves forward in 2013, it again faces one of its regular bugaboos—uncertainty. “Where are we headed?” has been a standard phrase among bioindustry observers since the early 1980s. As it turns out, the biopharmaceutical business must once again deal with a number of important issues this year. For example, G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Co., points out that the cuts mandated by the U.S. Congress’ sequestration fiscal policy may slow Read More >

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Psoriasis Patients Flock to Social Media for Practical Info

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About eight in 10 psoriasis patients who use health care social networks say they do so primarily to learn how others manage their disease, and get practical tips and advice they couldn’t find elsewhere, according to a survey conducted by the National Psoriasis Foundation, Manhattan Research and Inspire, a company that builds and manages online patient communities. The millions of people with psoriasis, including the one million visitors to TalkPsoriasis in 2012, are not alone Read More >

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