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The Last Thing Africa Needs to be Debating is GMOs

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The point I am about to make has been made before, but I like to take every opportunity when possible to make it again. Anti-biotechnology proponents have verbally stated that labeling foods made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is the first step. The next step for them is to get the technology banned all together. Many of these activists have the means to buy organic foods and foods labeled non-GMO verified. For the majority of the world, cost Read More >

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Out of Africa: Biomedical Innovation and Expertise

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Scientific research holds the key to unlocking creative and effective solutions for alleviating the burden of disease on the world’s populations. Developing countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, are disproportionately encumbered by disease – many of which are endemic only to those geographies.  Yet these same regions are a wellspring of innovative and creative ideas that are being used to advance biomedical science and healthcare product development. Research centers within these regions are yet Read More >

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BIO 2015 to Feature Legendary Musician Wynton Marsalis

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With only 19 more days to go until BIO Convention 2015, BIO is excited to announce today that legendary musician Wynton Marsalis will participate in our first-ever evening Keynote at this year’s Convention!  Marsalis will be interviewed by broadcast journalist Forrest Sawyer at Philadelphia’s Convention Center on June 17th. Marsalis is known as the first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum – everything from jazz’s New Orleans roots to bebop Read More >

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The New Food Economy: How Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

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Data analysis and computational technologies are giving farmers the ability to monitor their land better, to make decisions that can lower costs and increase crop yields, and allow them to access information quickly through their smartphones. Nanette Byrnes, writer for the MIT Technology Review, calls this the “new food economy.” “By combining this information with data generated by soil sensors and weather reports, farmers could find ways to use water, seed, and fertilizer more efficiently, Read More >

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How BioGENEius Led Me To Discover My Passion for Biotechnology

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As a wide-eyed 15-year old, I presented my research on epigenetics to an eminent panel of Ph.Ds. The setting was the BioGENEius Challenge alongside the 2009 BIO International Convention in Atlanta. The participation and the recognition for my work during the Convention in Atlanta ignited my passion for a career in biotechnology. I have always aspired to be a change-maker making an enduring impact on society. I found a purposeful pathway in biotechnology through the Read More >

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