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BIO World Congress Update: Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

BIO World Congress

The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is taking place next April 17-20, 2016 in sunny San Diego, CA. BIO has officially extended the Call for Proposals Deadline to November 20, 2016. So, there is still time to submit an abstract for a panel session, speaker submission, or GreenTech Investor Session! Proposed presentations can cover a range of topics, including: Renewable Chemicals Biobased Products Enzyme development Algae for fuels and bioproducts Specialty Chemicals Synthetic Read More >

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Washington Post: Gene Therapies Offer “Dramatic Promise”


Yesterday’s Washington Post has an in-depth article about gene therapy, a type of therapeutic intervention which alters the underlying DNA responsible for producing certain diseases. The technology is enjoying a resurgence, fueled by some stunningly positive results in certain clinical trials recently. The authors begin with the story of 23 year old Allison Corona, who suffers from a congenital diseases that left her legally blind at age four. After receiving a gene therapy treatment: The world Read More >

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A Snack and a Science Lesson in One

Arctic Apple

Last week freelance science journalist and frequent contributor to Nature Biotechnology Emily Waltz was able to try a bite of the non-browning apple. Along with her children, the group put the genetically modified apples through “a battery of tests to see how child-friendly and tasty they really are.” She blogged about her experience in the NY Times: The apples also gave us an opportunity to talk about what genetic engineering is and where we stand on the Read More >

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31 Critical Questions in Ag Biotech

GMO Answers

“In March 2000, Barun Mitra of the Liberty Institute, a progressive free-market think-tank in India, sent questions concerning agricultural biotechnology to the AgBioView listserv, with the hope that expert members of the list would be able to address them. He received a great number of responses, which he compiled and edited with the help of Andrew Apel and Gregory Conko.” GMO Answers has posted the except below and linked to the answers from members of AgBioWorld. The Read More >

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How Should We Go About Fixing Our Food System From The Ground Up?


“I have a theory. It’s a theory about why we’re having such a misguided, unconstructive discussion about several hot-button food-related issues, GMOs first among them,” states Tamar Haspel in her recent Washington Post piece If GMOs aren’t the problem with our food system, then what is?. In her article, Haspel aims to answer the questions: leaving aside GMOs for the moment, what’s the problem with our food? How, in other words, should we go about fixing our food system, from Read More >

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