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BioGENEius Award Alumni Update: Tejal U. Naik

BioGENEius

By Tejal U. Naik, Participant, International BioGENEius Challenge BioGENEius is the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. For me, this was the first time I was truly submersed into a real scientific field. This is ironic considering I was born to parents who are research scientists in the cardiovascular field. I was always surrounded by science and research, but it was not until I participated in the BioGENEius competition Read More >

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ASBMB and the 2012 Diversity Summit

Luis Sullivan

BIO is glad to hear that the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is helping the biotech community by promoting diversity. ASBMB has put forth a number of recommendations in response to an alarming 2011 NIH study showing that black researchers were 10% less likely to receive funding than white researchers. These suggestions all aim to ease access to resources and educate minority scientists on how to succeed in the research community- read Read More >

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#Partnering Tips for Next Week’s Big Event

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We hope everyone is looking forward to BIO International Convention next week! We wanted to put together a quick list of things to remember and ways to get your questions answered, plus some helpful advice from a Partnering veteran. Read on! Logistical Partnering Tips You will receive an updated meeting schedule via email each night of the conference beginning on Sunday, June 17th. Please be sure to print a schedule each morning (we have printing Read More >

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BioGENEius Award Alumni Update: Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen

By Jennifer Chen, Participant, 2011 U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge I am very fortunate to have participated in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge. In addition to presenting my research to professionals involved in all aspects of biotechnology, I had the incredible opportunity of understanding the work of my peers, who are similarly enthusiastic about the diverse ways in which science can affect society. Furthermore, the BioGENEius program generously gave me the opportunity to attend the BIO Read More >

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Delicious Irony: What If Biotech Crops Actually Helped Organic?

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A lot has been written about the “battle” between biotech and organic.  Organic proponents claim biotech is a big evil – complicated technology invented by large-scale corporate agriculture to takeover farming as we know it.  Meanwhile, biotech proponents struggle to explain the science, promote the technology’ benefits and promises, and insist that biotech is key to feeding the world. Hank Campbell of Science2.0 and Alex Berezow of RealClearScience put a new spin on this debate Read More >

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