Monthly Archives: March 2009

Funding Research on Comparative Effectiveness

From the Wall St. Journal: Coming Soon: Comparative Effectiveness Research for Biotech Which treatment works best for a given medical condition? The big stimulus package includes $1.1 billion in funding for so-called “comparative-effectiveness” research aimed at answering that question. Now … Continue reading

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“Hacking” Someone’s Genome

From the New Scientist: Special investigation: How my genome was hacked INTIMATE secrets hidden in your DNA could be stolen without you even realising. By taking a glass from which you have drunk, a “genome hacker” could obtain a comprehensive … Continue reading

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CyClone Dairy: “Perfect Cows. Perfect Milk.”

I assume this is a spoof. Here’s what is supposedly the website for CyClone Dairy (a dairy that claims that 100% of its milk comes from cloned cows). If anyone knows who’s behind this, email me.

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Salmon Genes & Deliberative Democracy

From the Tyee: Salmon Genes, Discuss Fish is not something that usually makes us tense, but we didn’t know what to expect. We had invited 26 regular B.C. folk to Vancouver to discuss their hopes and concerns for sequencing the … Continue reading

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Biotech: Health, Food, Manufacturing

Quick comment & question: The biotech industry (& biotech research more generally) has 3 main areas: health biotech (new drugs, stem cell research, etc.)food biotech (GM crops, GM aquaculture, etc.)industrial biotech (using microbes & enzymes in manufacturing or, for example, … Continue reading

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Milk from GM Goats to Fight Intestinal Disease in Brazil

From UC Davis News & Information: U.S.-Brazilian Research Team to Tackle Deadly Intestinal Diseases with Genetically Enhanced Goats’ Milk Scientists in Brazil and at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up to develop a herd of genetically modified dairy … Continue reading

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Pushing Biotech in Europe

From the International Herald Tribune: A new push to win EU acceptance for biotechFirst few paragraphs… The biotechnology industry, claiming the backing of European Union governments, signaled a new effort Monday to win greater leeway to grow genetically modified crops … Continue reading

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