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Synthetic Biology: The Sword in the Stone to Defeat Devastating Diseases

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On July 17th, 2014 the House held a hearing titled: Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing – Policies to Spur Innovative Medical Breakthroughs from Laboratories to Patients Witnesses Dr. Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) *(Really liked your DNA tie!) Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President and Carson Family Professor, Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair, The Rockefeller University Dr. Jay Keasling, Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Read More >

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Expand Investment in Basic Research Needed to Advance Medical Progress

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In 2007, the Napier and Lane families struggled to find answers to their daughters’ developmental problems, which included impaired communication and socialization skills. Both of the girls had a disorder so rare that it subsequently became identified only by the name of the small fragment of chromosome 16 that was missing, namely “16p11.2 deletion syndrome.” Dan Pinkel and Joe Gray, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco developed microarray comparative genomic hybridization, a technology Read More >

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Alliance Development Meets Animal Biotechnology

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On June 3rd, 2014, BIO hosted a briefing entitled “The Untapped Potential of Advanced Modeling: How Animal Biotech Speeds Drug Development” to showcase the growing field of biomedical applications through animal biotechnology. Panelists specifically highlighted opportunities for GE animal models of human disease to help patients with devastating diseases. The panel included three experts in the field: Danielle Kerkovich, PhD, the Principal Scientist of Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, John Swart, PhD, President of Exemplar Genetics, and Read More >

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Make Medical Research a National Priority

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Biomedical and health research fuels private sector innovation and the development of new therapies and devices to prevent and fight disease. Funding cuts threaten scientific discoveries that could lead to new therapies and potential cures for deadly disease. In recent months, thought leaders in medical research have taken their message public to demonstrate the medical, economic and competitive advantages of government investment in research. We must reinforce the message to members of Congress during the Read More >

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Registration Now Open for California Healthcare Institute’s Annual Meeting

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Register Now for CHI Annual Meeting, Nov. 3, in San Francisco and Save Register now for CHI’s 2011 Annual Meeting, focused on the relationship between biomedical innovation and public policy, and receive early-bird savings to this signature event. The annual meeting, “Shifting Sands: Forces Reshaping the Biomedical Innovation Business Model,” takes place Thursday, Nov. 3, at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom. The event will bring together hundreds of leading executives from biotechnology, medical device and Read More >

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