FDA Acts To Speed Bioterror Medicines
Responding to the threat of anthrax and other forms of chemical and biological terrorism, the Food and Drug Administration adopted new rules yesterday that will speed the approval of drugs that could protect people from attacks.
A Challenge to Science and Nature
A new journal will challenge publishing behemoths such as Science, Nature and Cell by offering free access to research articles immediately upon publication on the Web.
Life after Venter
At Celera Genomics, a new president and questions about the company’s direction.
Biotech heads west for VC
The pot of gold to fund biotech research in Memphis may come from Little Rock
Cloning Bill Bans Abortion Too?
Cloning and abortion — separate issues altogether, right? Maybe not. There are those who believe that if cloning is outlawed, then abortion will be too.
Biotech Banker Predicts More Meetings But Fewer Attendees
It’s tougher and tougher for people to figure out what’s the right venue for them, for whatever they’re trying to accomplish…
Faulty Genes Explain Why Cloning Is So Difficult
Cloning may not always completely reprogram an egg cell the way sexual reproduction does, which would explain why the process fails so often, researchers reported on Monday.
Two New Bills Present Challenges to DNA Patentability
This time the challenge to the patents, commonly called gene patents, comes from the US House of Representatives in the form of two bills introduced on March 15 by Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Mich.). If enacted, each of these would threaten future biotech innovation in the US.
Biotech industry’s still waiting to break out
It turns out that even with the genome in hand, discovering drugs and testing them to prove they work is an expensive, grueling process.
Rating the Nation’s Best and Worst Jobs
According to this year’s edition of “Jobs Rated Almanac” the nation’s single best job in terms of low stress, high compensation, lots of autonomy, tremendous hiring demand and several other key criteria, is biologist.