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Dr. Petra Kaufmann Video Interview: Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

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Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc, Director of the Division of Clinical Innovation at the National Institutes of Health, recently joined us in the BIO Buzz Center to discuss streamlining clinical trials through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program. As part of NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the CTSA program is designed to address the development and implementation of national standards and best practices for the full range of translation, from basic Read More >

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Dr. Eric Topol to Keynote Wednesday Luncheon at #BIO2015

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This week, we are very excited to announce that Dr. Eric J. Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, will be joining us as a luncheon at this year’s BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. Dr. Topol’s keynote address will take place on Wednesday, June 17th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT. Voted the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Topol is also one of Read More >

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Dr. Oz “Editing Down the Truth”

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On her Nurse Loves Farmer blog, Sarah Schultz discusses Dr. Oz’s recent broadcast criticizing pesticide use – glyphosate in particular – and Schultz discloses that she was asked by Oz producers to participate in that episode: “I will be completely honest that while I am so honored his producer reached out to me to talk a bit about agriculture, I was also hesitant because I know how Dr. Oz has showcased his opinions of agriculture Read More >

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Silicon Valley Enters Into a Promising Relationship with Agriculture

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The Wall Street Journal recently posted a great article on how Silicon Valley is taking agriculture to a whole new level, leading to new innovations that change how our food is grown, transported and sold! Below are some great excerpts from The Wall Street Journal’s Silicon Valley Firms Plant Roots in Farm Belt article but BIO encourages you to read the article in its entirety. The article includes great links and videos. The money involved in U.S. food Read More >

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From a Farmer’s Mouth “Why GMOs Deserve Our Trust”

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When it comes to such a contentious issue as GMO labeling, the focus is often placed on the consumer. “Consumers have the right to know what’s in their food, transparency for consumers, consumers should have choice, etc.” However, we often forget about how GMO labeling will impact those who grow our food. The food supply chain in the United States relies on a system of commingling, grain delivered to the elevator by farmers throughout the Read More >

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