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A Preview of the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Feb 9-11

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an innovative and collaborative government agency that brings together America’s best and brightest scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. ARPA-E programs are created to address critical challenges in energy innovation, and ARPA-E-funded project teams receive hands-on guidance to meet ambitious milestones that push the boundaries of energy innovation and help move their technologies into the marketplace. Now in its sixth year, The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is Read More >

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2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference™ to Feature Dynamic List of Company Presentations

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Past and future attendees of the annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference have high expectations for the caliber of company’s chosen to present at the event. Presenting companies are hand selected for the event and consist of a selection of mid to large cap established public companies from around the globe who typically have a clinical stage program centered on therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, or a platform technology, as well as an upcoming clinical, regulatory or Read More >

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Nature Biotechnology: Outpaced by an outbreak

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The current issue of Nature Biotechnology contains an editorial on the response to the Ebola outbreak that is well-worth the read. The editors discuss some of the barriers which have slowed the development of Ebola medicines, including budgetary issues with federal programs designed to incentivize the development of medical countermeasures for threats like Ebola: We have no medicines to combat Ebola partly because of the time it takes to develop products—BARDA has been in existence Read More >

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GMO Answers Addresses Inaccuracies in Consumer Reports Study on GMOs

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CBS This Morning recently aired a segment on the Consumer Reports’ study on GMOs in packaged food. During the segment, a number of questions about GMOs were raised, including questions about their history, safety, and regulation. In this post, we addressed some of the inaccuracies in the video segment, but we wanted to take the opportunity to provide answers to a few questions that were left unanswered. Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of food science and Read More >

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USDA Approves the Next Generation Potato for Commercial Planting

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A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday. Such publications as the New York Times, The Packer, and the Capital Press covered the recent announcement by the USDA to deregulate J.R. Simplot Company’s Innate™ potatoes.   Andy Pollack of the New York Times reported that the new potato resists browning and bruising which Read More >

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