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Let’s Take a Look Back at 2015: Agriculture

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2015 was a year of challenges and accomplishments for the Agriculture Industry. Trade, GMO labeling and the COOL Act are just naming a few items that were up for discussion and debate. Below are 10 noteworthy Ag events that happened in 2015, making it a memorable year for the industry. GE Salmon – After more than two decades of regulatory review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved the genetically engineered (GE) AquAdvantage® Read More >

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Vote for the Buzz of BIO at the 2016 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

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Voting is now open! See the 20 nominees and cast your vote once per day in the Buzz of BIO contest. Don’t forget to register for the BIO CEO & Investor Conference; early bird discounts end December 17. Ten biotechs were nominated in two categories, “Most Buzzworthy Public Company” and “Most Buzzworthy Private Company.” To qualify for the Most Buzzworthy Public Company Grand Prize, companies must be publicly traded and headquartered in the United States. To qualify for Read More >

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How Gene-Editing Can Curb World Hunger And Pesticide Use

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The CRISPR-Cas9 method is a high-tech method used for genome editing. It has many applications in biomedical research, including the potential to treat human genetic diseases. However, recently around the world, scientists have been researching how to use this gene-editing technique to help stop world hunger, end the use of pesticides and improve our health. The Huffington Post writes that CRISPR-Cas9 could allow farmers to grow crops that are bigger, tougher and more nutritious. Hypoallergenic peanuts? Wheat that is invulnerable to mildew? Drought-resistant corn or healthier tomatoes? CRISPR Read More >

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Driving Innovation in Cancer: Startup Challenge

The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) announces the launch of the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge for Cancer (NSC2). NSC2 is an open innovation competition designed to bring promising cancer nanotechnology inventions to market.

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A Clue to Growing Food on Mars Someday

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With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%, the Martian has become a box office hit, grossing over $571 million worldwide. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. With a limited amount of supplies, he must find a way to survive on the hostile planet while members of NASA and fellow crew members work to bring him back home.  The conditions on Mars aren’t conducive for human survival making for Read More >

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