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BIO Letter of Support for 21st Century Cures Legislation

21st Century Cures Act

Today, BIO sent a letter to Reps. Boehner and Pelosi in support of the 21st Century Cures Act. In the letter, we applaud Chairman Upton, Ranking Member Pallone and Congresswoman DeGette’s efforts on H.R. 6., which takes important steps toward placing patients at the center of the drug development process. We also expressed support for precision medicine through genomics and regulatory science to help better understand the molecular basis of disease and develop precision therapies tailored to each Read More >

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Science Can Change the World

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Each day, scientists in labs around the world seek solutions to the most pressing problems – poverty, hunger, disease and climate change – since they believe in a better world through scientific innovation. These unsung heroes are celebrated in a new Royal DSM campaign – Bright Science. Brighter Living. Their stories can help amplify our messages to the public, policymakers, stakeholders, government and others on the importance of science to benefit society. We support and applaud the work of scientists Read More >

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GMO Answers on the IARC Assessment of 2,4-D as a Possible Carcinogen

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) creates Working Groups to periodically consider lifestyles, workplaces, and compounds that may have carcinogenicity potential. IARC is an agency under the World Health Organization (WHO) but is not responsible for regulating pesticides. On Monday, IARC classified 2,4-D as “possibly carcinogenic” to humans (Group 2B — same category as coffee and carpentry). Will this classification affect your daily life? Most likely — no. What is 2,4-D? 2,4-D is Read More >

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ASCO Publishes New “Value Framework” for Cancer Treatment Options


On Monday, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published “A Framework to Assess the Value of Cancer Treatment Options” in the Journal of Clinical Oncology intended to ‘assess the value of new cancer therapies based on treatment benefits, toxicities, and costs.’ The framework, developed by the ASCO Value in Cancer Care Task Force, is intended to ‘ultimately serve as the basis for user-friendly, standardized tools that physicians can use with their patients to discuss the relative value Read More >

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Scientific American WorldView Super Session and the Future of Innovation


The final Super Session of the 2015 BIO International Convention today featured a panel of international luminaries who offered their perspective on the future of innovation. Moderated by television and radio journalist, David Brancaccio, host of Marketplace Morning Report, the panelists provided a fresh perspectives on international life science development and the ways disruptive technologies are changing how we do business and experience the world around us. On the panel: Lee Hood, President of Institute Read More >

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