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Small Company with Big Dreams – #BIF16 Fireside Chat with Rachel Haurwitz

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Rachel Haurwitz is young. So is her company. Caribou was founded in 2011 and Haurwitz became the CEO in 2012 when she finished her PhD. In 2014 Haurwitz landed on  FORBES 30 Under 30 list for Science & Healthcare. And then in 2016 she was selected for Fortune magazine’s 2016 “40 Under 40” list, the publication’s annual ranking of the most influential young people in business. During a Fireside Chat today at the BIO Investor Forum, Read More >

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ICYMI: Making Biopharmaceutical Innovation a Priority of the Next Administration

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Last week, Astellas Americas President Jim Robinson wrote an op-ed in Forbes exploring, “How The Next Administration Embraces Medical Invention.” He calls for “understanding, appreciation, and investment” in the complex sciences curing cancers and debilitating conditions. Robinson points out that we are living in an age where the death rates from cardiovascular disease have dropped, where there is a cure for hepatitis C, and the five-year survival rate for cancer continues to climb ever higher Read More >

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Keeping Farms Sustainable With GMO Crops

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It’s crucial for farmers and ranchers to be able to incorporate technology on their farm to improve sustainable food production. GMOs allow farmers to fight insects and weeds more effectively and to enhance soil health. To third generation Minnesota farmer, Gene Stoel, there is nothing more important than the legacy of leaving his land in better condition for his children. Since 1990, Gene has been farming GMO corn and soybeans, which have reduced his farm’s Read More >

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GMO Answers: How One Farmer Decides Which Seeds are Best for His Farm

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When it comes to GMOs, you’ll hear a lot of arguments about why they are “bad” and should be avoided. Some of these claims are health-related, others about environmental sustainability. And, some make incorrect claims about farmers’ ability to choose the seeds they grow on their farms, alleging that seed companies lock farmers into contracts and force them to buy specific products. Most people might learn about seeds in a grade school science class, but Read More >

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What’s Really at the Heart of the Debate About GMOS?

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Is science really at the heart of the GMO debate, or is there something else perpetuating the deep divisions on these issues? In a column at Forbes.com, Kate Hall, managing director of the Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Answers spokesperson, explores this question as she reflects on Scientific American’s forum, “Lost in Translation: Is Science Explained Fairly in the Media.” Hall contends that an individual’s perception of the scientific consensus and their cultural predispositions Read More >

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