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Genes are Like Recipes

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A common question we hear about biotechnology deals with the actual process of genetic modification: How do we know an inserted gene does only what it is supposed to do?  On our GMO Answers site, Dr. Alan McHughen, a molecular geneticist and professor at the University of California, Riverside, explains that genetic modification works only because all living things use the same genetic language, so a human gene transferred to bacteria will work the same way Read More >

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BIO CEO: Five Prime Therapeutics Company Snapshot

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Five Prime Therapeutics is another company that will be presenting at next week’s BIO CEO & Investor Conference. They will be among 20 other presenters at the event who debuted an IPO in the last two years. Read below to learn more about their work, and what to expect from them at the event. Company Snapshot What is your company’s lead product or technology? Five Prime focuses on discovering and developing novel protein therapeutics for Read More >

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BIO Gearing Up to Announce the 2014 Washington Carver Award Recipient

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BIO will present the 7th annual George Washington Carver Award to a key innovator who has changed the landscape for the industrial biotechnology industry at its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology which will be held May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. This award emphasizes the important goal of using biotech innovation to develop sustainable bio-based value-chains. Born in slavery, around 1864, George Washington Carver became a prominent leader in the field of plant biology, Read More >

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Cancer Insurance Checklist: Guía de Cobertura Médica para Personas con Cáncer

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As the world marks World Cancer Day and the U.S. continues to implement the Affordable Care Act, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is pleased to announce the launch of a Spanish language version of the successful resource, the Cancer Insurance Checklist. This easy-to-use guide is available to assist people with cancer, a history of cancer or at risk for cancer choose a health insurance plan. The need is great.  Nearly a third (31.1 percent) of Read More >

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Report Shows World’s Weakest IP Environments

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There is clear link between a country’s rate of economic development and the strength of its intellectual property laws. This is particularly true in knowledge-intensive sectors such as biopharmaceuticals. The good news is that some mature and emerging economies are making growing use of patent systems to facilitate biotechnology research and commercialization. The bad news is that a number of countries, including India, China, Brazil and Canada, have established bureaucratic and burdensome hurdles to patentability. Read More >

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