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White House Debating Just How “Hard to Poke” Xi

Xi Jinping, October 2013 Wikipedia

Barack Obama and his advisers are debating just how hard to poke Chinese President Xi Jinping when the Chinese leader arrives for a state visit Thursday, according Joseph Marks, Jason Huffman, Bill Tomson, Andrew Restuccia and Doug Palmer at Politico. …They want to communicate they mean business, but not imperil a trade relationship worth $590 billion last year… Even so, Xi is expected to get deluxe treatment at the White House, which will offer the Chinese leader Read More >

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BIO Statement on Patient Access to Medicines

“As a general policy, BIO does not comment on matters related to individual company products or product pricing decisions, such as today’s news about Turing Pharmaceuticals. That said, the focus of the biotechnology industry is to develop innovative therapies and cures for patients. This means it is imperative not only that we develop these new medicines, but that all patients have access to them, as necessary to meet their healthcare needs. This principle should apply Read More >

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Celebrate Apple Day with the Non-Browning Apple!

Arctic Apple

Though celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada also observe Apple Day in October. Apple Day was initiated by a UK charity group called, Common Ground, as a way of celebrating and demonstrating that variety and richness matter to a locality. Common Ground uses the apple to symbolize the celebration of the physical, cultural and genetic diversity of each locality. In linking particular apples with their place of origin, they hope that orchards will be Read More >

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Share your Cutting Edge Ideas at the 2016 BIO International Convention

San Francisco, California

After a record-breaking event this year in Philadelphia, the BIO International Convention will return to San Francisco, California in 2016 with its sights set on creating another historic industry event. BIO is seeking cutting edge, engaging, and thought-provoking session ideas and prospective speakers for BIO 2016, which will be held June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco. “We are planning to make this year’s event our best Convention ever by providing attendees with the education and Read More >

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Standing up for Science!

GMO Answers

Recent media coverage has spotlighted consumer skepticism of science. From this National Geographic article that explores “why so many reasonable people are skeptical of science” to a recent PEW study that shows a widening gap between scientists and the general public – there is a national dialogue about peoples’ perception and trust in science in the U.S. As part of this conversation, consumers have questions about how scientific research is funded, the collaborative relationship between academia and the private sector, Read More >

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