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Genetically Edited Fruit Coming Soon?

Cell Press Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell...

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2014-08-21 08:29:07

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaCyte, Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine company announced today that it has entered into a Rights Agreement with Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The agreement provides Janssen with a future right to evaluate a transaction related to the VC-01(TM) combination product that ViaCyte is developing for type 1 diabetes. This right will continue...

2014-08-21 08:28:11

- Welcomes New Shareholders Who Received Series A Shares from Geron Corporation - MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today the appointments of Andrew ("Andy") Arno and Natale ("Nat") Ricciardi to the Company's newly expanded Board of Directors. With these additions, the Asterias Board of Directors now comprises eight directors, three...

2014-08-20 23:08:43

The August issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Specialty Pharmacy News offers coverage of recent developments in the biosimilars specialty pharmacy segment, including the Food and Drug Administration’s recent acceptance of a biosimilar application, the first step towards approval. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Biosimilars, which are similar versions of branded biologic drugs that are approved through an abbreviated process, could reap billions in health care savings. The...

2014-08-20 23:06:12

Anti-Aging Facial Highlighting the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Collection by Pevonia® Now Available at Botanica Day Spa Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Botanica Day Spa has unveiled their first-ever stem cell facial. Utilizing the new and popular stem cell line from Pevonia®, the anti-aging treatment effectively targets fine lines and wrinkles and naturally repairs the skin. The spa also recently announced August specials, highlighting the new service by offering clients a...

2014-08-20 23:04:11

The European chromatography columns report defines and segments the concerned market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-columns-7649802574.html. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The European chromatography columns report defines and segments the concerned market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The chromatography columns market in Europe was valued at $440.8 million 2013, and is estimated to grow to $561.5 million by...

2014-08-20 16:25:31

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that it will participate at two upcoming investor conferences: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20010919/PTCLOGO - FBR 1(st) Annual Healthcare Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, September 3(rd) - Citi's 9(th) Annual Biotech Conference at The Mandarin Oriental Boston on Thursday, September 4(th) In addition, management will present a company...

2014-08-20 08:27:38

Growth Funding to Expand CCB's Presence in Reproductive and Stem Cell Markets LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cryobank (CCB), a global leader in reproductive tissue donor services and storage and stem cell banking, announced today that it has been acquired by equity investors Longitude Venture Partners II, L.P. ("Longitude") and NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund III, L.P. ("NovaQuest"). Founded in 1977 by Dr. Charles Sims and Dr. Cappy Rothman, California...

2014-08-20 08:27:31

MUMBAI, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A. (GPSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited India (GPL), announces the discovery and initiation of IND enabling studies of a novel clinical development candidate, GBR 1302, a HER2xCD3 bispecific antibody. GBR 1302 was discovered and developed by the Glenmark Biologics Research Centre located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. GBR 1302 is based on Glenmark's innovative BEAT antibody...

2014-08-19 23:13:35

Ethox Chemicals, LLC brings attention to PCI Magazine’s recently released 2014 Additives Reference Guide. The custom chemical company highlights the benefits of reactive surfactants. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 American specialty chemical company Ethox Chemicals calls attention to PCI Magazine’s 2014 Additives Reference Guide glossary which reviews the benefits of reactive surfactants. PCI Magazine notes in their entry under surfactants that there are a number of benefits of using...

2014-08-19 23:12:17

The Annual BioConference Live Genetics and Genomics Virtual Conference Announces Keynote Presentations from Dr. Gordon Mills and Dr. Robert Nussbaum on August 20-21, 2014 Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 BioConference Live Genetics and Genomics recently announced new speakers for their virtual conference scheduled for August 20-21, 2014. The Annual Genetics and Genomics Virtual Conference welcomes Dr. Gordon Mills and Dr. Robert Nussbaum as the keynote speakers during the event....


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GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
2012-06-04 19:33:04

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1979 under the title Journal of Applied Biochemistry and published by Academic Press. It assumed its present title in 1986 and publication was taken over by Portland Press in 1993. It is now published bimonthly by Wiley-Blackwell (since 2011). It is the official journal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The journal publishes scholarly Articles and Reviews relating to...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.