Outsourcing-Pharma – As stem cell and gene editing technologies become more advanced, researchers are increasingly interested in growing human tissues and organs in animals – but what are the implications of human-animal chimeras?
A deal has yet to be reached on funding the NIH innovation fund, despite ongoing talks by key House and Senate lawmakers and the White House about ways to pass 21st Century Cures in September, according to an aide for Senate health committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN). One strategy being...
WBUR – When it comes to the future of medicine, few therapies get people as excited as stem cells. Yet despite the lack of FDA-approved treatments, stem cell clinics are popping up all over the country.
The New York Times – Big food and its allies spent roughly $100 million to counter the movement to force the labeling of foods produced with genetically modified organisms. And one could argue that they were successful.
Radio New Zealand – A lobby group representing New Zealand's biotech industry fears further changes around the way genetically modified organisms are regulated could potentially force companies and scientists to shift overseas.
Nature World News – A NASA astronaut performed the first DNA sequencing in space. Astronaut Kate Rubins had successfully carried out the experiment on board the International Space Station this weekend, using a compact DNA sequencer.
The Florida Times-Union – The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease.