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USTR Chief Ag Negotiator Keynotes #BIO2016 Food and Agriculture Track

Darci Vetter and Former FASGB Jerry Flint, DuPont

On Tuesday, June 09, 2016, Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, kicked-off the #BIO2016 Food and Agriculture Track. She opened by stating that it is an exciting time to be in agriculture. She argued for the importance of using the latest technologies to help feed a growing population of 9 billion by 2050, especially as we face such challenges as climate change. “At each point of the food and agriculture value chain, technology can Read More >

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“Sports-Related Brain Injuries: Is it Safe to Play?”

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Monday evening concluded the Brain Health track with a very engaging session titled “Sports-Related Brain Injuries: Is it Safe to Play?” It was the perfect complement to Tuesday morning’s keynote with Dr. Omalu Bennet, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Panelists included Carlin Senter, M.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Orthopedics at University of California in San Francisco, David Camarillo, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering by courtesy, at Stanford University, Rebecca Ruiz, Features Writer Read More >

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Engaging China on Ag Innovation

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Agricultural biotechnology is an important tool that can empower nations – big and small – to modernize their production agriculture systems. As part of today’s Food and Agriculture programming at the BIO International Convention, a panel of experts looked at the question:  How will the economic and political landscapes in the United States and China affect agricultural innovation? In recent years, we have undoubtedly struggled with new challenges in agricultural trade with China, said Matthew O’Mara, BIO’s Read More >

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Beyond the Cutting Edge: How to Enable Life Sciences Organizations Today for the Societal Challenges of Tomorrow

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In a super session at the 2016 BIO International Convention, a diverse group of panelists discussed how life sciences companies and organizations can learn to think differently and organize themselves to enable future innovation initiatives. The session, moderated by Rob Wright, chief editor of Life Science Leader magazine, touched on the challenges of fostering unconventional thinking in an environment today in which the development of new medications and other health-related interventions are happening at an Read More >

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Synthetic Biology Expands Its Tool Kit

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Blogging on today’s Synthetic Biology “Tools of the Trade” session at the BIO International Convention is a little bit like competing in the All-England Summarize Proust Competition. But here goes. The synthetic biology field is predicated on the design, build, test, learn cycle. And each of the companies in today’s session has developed a new tool within that cycle. Transcriptic, for instance, has developed a tool that enables reproducible experiments by automating the build function Read More >

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