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  • Will cyborgs enslave humankind, or will humans become cyborgs?
    Transhumanism race against humanity theme in "Hybrid World" movie
    "Hybrid World: The Plan to Modify and Control the Human Race" movie reviewWaking Times' recent article on "Transhumanism -- The Wholesale Design of Humanity" opened up a whole new biotechnology and technological confluence...
  • The science behind Jurassic World
    The science behind Jurassic World: experts advise us not to hold our breath
    Seizing on widespread concern about things like genetically modified organisms, Jurassic World depicts a genetically enhanced dinosaur wreaking havoc in a theme park. In a recent Popular Science article, the film's scientific advisor,...
  • Frank-N-Food with speaker Carol Joy
    Westport Library spreads misinformation about GMOs
    Last Friday, Carol Joy of ConnFACT gave a presentation at the Westport Library titled Planting and Eating without GMOs. Joy, like most members of ConnFACT, is a sincere “health coach” with no scientific training who, she says, &ldquo...
  • Microscope
    Biotechnology becomes interactive and gets NYC funding
    Biotechnology was once as distant to the public as computers were several decades ago. Now biotechnology advances make it more accessible to everyone. Additionally, an unusual public-private venture capital fund will bring together big pharma and...
  • Izegg
    UC Irvine's unboiled egg may revolutionize cancer treatment and biotech
    A team of international researchers based at the University of California in Irvine has just successfully unboiled a hen's egg. Laughing in the face of entropy, Dr. Gregory Weiss, the lead research author and professor of chemistry and...
  • Mobile texting
    Text messages may also reduce binge drinking in young adults
    A Psych Central report suggested that text messages from doctors should be sent to a binge drinker after an episode of binge drinking when they are sober, according to a recent study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.The study said young...
  • Google's clandestine lab is cooking up more than glasses
    Google's clandestine lab is cooking up more than glasses
    In the top-secret Google X lab that also came up with a driverless car, Google's Web-surfing eyeglasses and Project Loon, there's something else being cooked up. Google is developing devices that will relay your medical condition to your...
  • Corn seeds
    GMO labeling wisdom cast in doubt by extensive report
    An extensive report by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) on Genetically Engineered crop (GE) labeling was published yesterday. Titled “The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in...
  • Maurissa Messier in Discussion
    Recent biotechnology conference featured first-time formalized media relations
    The Plant and Animal Genome Conference, held in San Diego from January 11th through the 15th, featured a formalized media relations operation for the first time, even though the gathering was in its 22nd year and San Diego is home to a vibrant...
  • FDA to declare GMO’s as natural is the top question: GMO labeling outlawed
    FDA to declare GMOs as natural is the top question: GMO labeling outlawed
    The news of GMOs has gone viral regarding the latest ploy to outsmart the American consumer. There is a petition that is being filed by the GMA – Grocery Manufacturers Association that wants to authorize ingredients derived from...
  • DNA
    Top 10 globally relevant science books for non-scientists
    Technical language used by scientists can make current research and ethical issues difficult for the non-scientist to digest. Here is a list of interesting, informative and entertaining books written on a wide range of pertinent issues. Topics...
  • Fear of Biotechnology
    The unfortunate fear of biotechnology
    "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."• Marie Curie.There is a marked gap between a technical understanding of biotechnology and how that is...
  • Food Supplies
    How has biotechnology equipment helped improve the food supply?
    Scientists today, who keep an eye on our health and welfare in the world, express concern over the possibility that we will run out of food in the future. This may happen for a number of different reasons, such as a widespread drought, localized...
  • Supreme Court rules to ban patents on naturally occuring genes
    Supreme Court rules to ban patents on naturally occuring genes
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that “no company should have exclusive, legally protected rights to their use since human genes are a product of nature,” and not created by man, and as such cannot be patented just because they...
  • BioSpace hosts career fair this Thursday
    BioSpace hosts career fair this Thursday
    Healthcare careers, particularly in the biotechnology field are becoming more prevalent. According to marketplace.org, professions like bio-medical engineers, veterinarians, and physical therapists are increasing in number.Additionally, those with...
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