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Kathryn Mueller

Kathryn “Kaylee” Mueller is an intern for the Communications Department here at BIO for the summer of 2015, she loved working here last year so she had to come back! She is a rising senior at Dickinson College in Carlisle PA where she is studying Biology. Within the field of Biology, she finds evolution and genetics the most interesting. So far, her favorite part about working at BIO is learning how science is applied in the real world… and the free snacks & coffee. When she’s not studying for Organic Chemistry or writing lab reports, Kaylee enjoys acting, dancing, painting and travelling. She hopes to study bioinformatics or population genetics in grad school, and hopes to find a career in science journalism or in genetic research.

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Orange You Glad We Have Biotech?

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Down in the “Sunshine State,” Florida- grown citrus fruits are under attack—and biotechnology is their knight in shining armor. Citrus greening disease, discovered in 2005, is the most devastating citrus disease. By 2008, it had spread to all of the counties in Florida where citrus was grown. The disease is caused by the bacteria huanglongbing (HLB). It clogs the plant’s nutrient transport system, the phloem, so it cannot transport or absorb nutrients which are needed Read More >

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“Please Wait a Few Moments While Your Pill Prints”


Since the late 1980’s, innovators have dreamed of living in a world where science could develop anything they want simply by pressing “print.” 3D printing has evolved to create an array of medical applications from prosthetics to printed bones and tissues, and now—3D printed pills. Three days ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved Spritam, the first 3D-printed drug expected to hit the market by early 2016. It was developed by Ohio based Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Read More >

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Back to School: Are You and Your Loved Ones Up-To-Date on Vaccinations?

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The back to school hustle slowly creeps up in August; but before you buy your kid pencils, notebooks and the backpack they “must have,” make sure that they—and you—are up to date with vaccinations and immunizations! The Center for Disease Control has dedicated this month to raise awareness of the benefits of immunization to prevent the spread of disease. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) encourages people to communicate the importance of protecting and defending lifelong Read More >

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Reflecting on July 2015: “The Ag Biotech Debate Was Front and Center”

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Agri-Pulse recently published an op-ed titled “The Biotechnology Riddle” by Marshall Matz which outlined how ag biotech was “front and center” in both executive and congressional affairs this past July. He guides readers through the actions taken by legislative officials to promote the benefits of biotechnology and scientific literacy. First on July 2nd the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of U.S. Trade Representative issued an Executive Memorandum to “Modernize Read More >

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Jeanne Haggerty Heads up BIO’s Fed Gov Team

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BIO is proud to announce the promotion of Jeanne Haggerty to Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations. Haggerty has been with us at BIO since 2006, but before coming to BIO she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Vermont, then went on to work on Capitol Hill for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Read the Press Release here. In her free time, Haggerty works with rescue organizations Read More >

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