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Jason Corum

Jason is the director of web and new media with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Prior to joining BIO in March 2011, he was the online communications manager for World Food Program USA and an online communications specialist with the Brookings Institution.

Jason is originally from Evergreen Park, Ill. and still thinks that Chicago is the best food city in the nation.  He spends his free time volunteering with the DC Books to Prisons Project, watching movies and reading comics.

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Stopping ALS: An interview with Dr. Perrin from ALS TDI

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What is ALS? How widespread is the disease? Are there any treatments for ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and outside the US as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) or Charcot’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons) and affects muscle function. Dr. Steven Perrin is the CEO, CSO and Vice Chairman of the ALS Therapy Read More >

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Could 3 minutes reshape California’s biotech future?

Ron Leuty from BiotechSF writes: In just three minutes the other day, Maryland received more than 180 applications for its $8 million biotech tax credit program. The program, which rewards investors for putting cash in biotech startups, is one of many that states are offering to jumpstart or grow their life sciences communities.

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They engineered a better salmon, so why is Congress blocking it?

Steven Salzberg from Fighting Pseudoscience writes: What happened to genetically modified salmon? A few months back I was looking forward to my first taste of the new AquaBounty salmon, which grows to maturity twice as fast as wild salmon. Will it taste just as good? Better? I thought I’d know soon. But then politics intervened. Fighting Pseudoscience is a blog from Forbes.

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#Bio2011: After the Party is Over

Shane Climie, Ph.D., from HealthWorks Collective writes: For the thousands of life science industry representatives who attend the Biotechnology Industry Organization Annual Convention each year, the last few days have been similar to a favorite holiday: exciting, long-awaited, and too quickly over. We’re glad you enjoyed the 2011 BIO International Convention!

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2011 BIO International Convention: Posts from BIO’s Official Bloggers

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Couldn’t make this year’s 2011 BIO International Convention? Did you miss an interesting session? Do you want to hear an insider’s view of what happened or what you missed? If so, you should check out these posts from members of BIO’s Official Blogger program: BIO Convention 2011, Brady Huggett at Trade Secrets – follow Brady at @naturebiotech Canada Kicks Off BIO, Mike Spear at Genome Alberta – follow Mike at @mikesgene If Biotech Builds… Will Read More >

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