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Bees, Butterflies and Bugs – The Balancing Act

GMO Answers

Each week during October, we invite you to Get to Know GMOs! So far, we have taken a deep dive into the basics of GMOs and explored the sustainable agricultural practices that most don’t attribute to GMOs. Now in week three we are tackling the topic of GMOs and pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and other beneficial bugs and insects. Bees Pollinators, such as bees, are very important not only to agriculture, but also essential for biodiversity. Bees collect Read More >

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See What’s New at the 2015 BIO Investor Forum

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The 2015 BIO Investor Forum is just two weeks away, and it’s gearing up to be the most productive Forum yet. The event will take place October 20-21, 2015 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California, and will feature several new programs and activities for attendees. Register now to join your colleagues for an exciting two days of networking, company presentations, BIO One-on-OneTM partnering meetings, and exciting expert-led panels. Here’s what to expect Read More >

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Wall Street Journal: Patients Deserve Better


In case you missed it, The Wall Street Journal published my Letter to the Editor this morning.  I make the point that the problem isn’t innovative new treatments from America’s biopharma industry but rather the complex web of health-insurance schemes patients must navigate to access needed medicines. Here is the text of the letter: “Innovative treatments and cures have radically transformed how we treat disease—saving and improving lives and providing tremendous benefits to patients and Read More >

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Who Exactly Say Biotech Foods are Safe?

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To understand the safety of food biotech, it helps to look at the numbers. There are thousands of studies on biotech crops published, billions of pounds of biotech foods eaten, and there are zero illnesses (human or animal) resulting of consuming biotech foods. The sole mission of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is to effectively communicate science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. The key word here is science-based. Once of IFIC’s guiding pricinples is to Read More >

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Emerging Themes in Personalized Medicine


The adoption of Personalized Medicine is being driven by the omnipresence of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), the fast pace of technological innovations in the field, and the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative. To date, however, only a relatively small fraction of the patient population has had their DNA fully sequenced, while a larger segment has undergone limited analysis related to an NGS-based diagnostics test, primarily in the area of oncology. It is expected that this picture will Read More >

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