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While Protesters Rage Against Tech Giants, Biotech Drives Quietly By

August 12, 2014 – 4:30 am | Edit Post
While Protesters Rage Against Tech Giants, Biotech Drives Quietly By

Not long ago, biotech made a lot of people angry. Up until 2005 or so, the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization conference attracted large street protests, which in turn attracted cops in riot…

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While Protesters Rage Against Tech Giants, Biotech Drives Quietly By

August 12, 2014 – 4:30 am | Edit Post
While Protesters Rage Against Tech Giants, Biotech Drives Quietly By

Not long ago, biotech made a lot of people angry. Up until 2005 or so, the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization conference attracted large street protests, which in turn attracted cops in riot…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: MappBio, Juno, Zosano, and More

August 7, 2014 – 8:31 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: MappBio, Juno, Zosano, and More

The IPO window is still open, sort of, but life sciences companies are not getting through unscathed. San Francisco-based Tobira Therapeutics and New York’s Microlin Bio postponed their offerings…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: MappBio, Juno, Zosano, and More

August 7, 2014 – 8:31 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: MappBio, Juno, Zosano, and More

The IPO window is still open, sort of, but life sciences companies are not getting through unscathed. San Francisco-based Tobira Therapeutics and New York’s Microlin Bio postponed their offerings…

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Military Strategies Being Used in the War on Cancer

August 4, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post
Military Strategies Being Used in the War on Cancer

Nearly everyone has heard of the War on Cancer, which was launched during the Nixon administration with the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971. The goal of this legislation was to eradicate…

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Military Strategies Being Used in the War on Cancer

August 4, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post
Military Strategies Being Used in the War on Cancer

Nearly everyone has heard of the War on Cancer, which was launched during the Nixon administration with the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971. The goal of this legislation was to eradicate…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Amgen Layoffs, Avalanche, Venter & More

July 31, 2014 – 9:32 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Amgen Layoffs, Avalanche, Venter & More

Summer in Seattle is usually a joyous season, but with the big West Coast news this week, a gloom more typical of the city’s winter months settled over the biotech community. Amgen (NASDAQ:…

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Venter Hires Google Translate Leader at Human Longevity Startup

July 30, 2014 – 2:44 pm | Edit Post
Venter Hires Google Translate Leader at Human Longevity Startup

Human Longevity, the San Diego startup founded by human genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, says it has recruited Franz Och, a 42-year-old expert in machine learning and language translation, to…

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Epic Sciences Raises $30M to Advance Cancer Diagnostics

July 30, 2014 – 8:10 am | Edit Post
Epic Sciences Raises $30M to Advance Cancer Diagnostics

It’s been about six years since San Diego’s Epic Sciences was founded to commercialize technology that Peter Kuhn and others developed at The Scripps Research Institute for detecting and analyzing…

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To Solve Alzheimer’s Mystery, Better Biological Clues Sorely Needed

July 29, 2014 – 5:45 am | Edit Post
To Solve Alzheimer’s Mystery, Better Biological Clues Sorely Needed

The other day, I found a video on the website of the Alzheimer’s Association, a nonprofit foundation. It was part of an HBO documentary series produced a few years ago by Maria Shriver to…

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