Biotech: Nominations Open for 2011 Biotech Humanitarian Award

Nominations are now open for the third annual Biotech Humanitarian Award. Organised by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), $10,000 will be presented to an individual who uses biotechnology to heal, fuel or feed the planet. The Award will be presented at the 2011 BIO International Convention, in Washington, DC which takes place on 27th – 30th June 2011. … Read more Biotech: Nominations Open for 2011 Biotech Humanitarian Award

Science: DNA Mutation in c-Myb Gene linked to Leukaemia

Australian researchers have uncovered a novel DNA mutation in the c-Myb gene that may be linked to the development of leukaemia, breast and colon cancer. A team led by Dr Peter Papathanasiou from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University and Associate Professor Andrew Perkins from the Institute for Molecular … Read more Science: DNA Mutation in c-Myb Gene linked to Leukaemia

Biotech: Eli Lilly does deal in Queensland

Eli Lilly will take a 20% share in a new joint venture with the Queensland government in Australia to develop research in bio-pharmaceuticals. The venture capital fund is worth USD$250 million of which the Queensland government will contribute US$25 million. Eli Lilly will invest USD$50 million. Other partners cannot be named under US law. The … Read more Biotech: Eli Lilly does deal in Queensland

Science: Venter Announces First Synthetic Lifeform

The J. Craig Venter Institute this week announced the creation of the first synthetically created lifeform – a self-replicating bacteria cell. Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 was created by synthesizing the 1.08 million base pair chromosome of a modified Mycoplasma mycoides genome. Daniel G. Gibson et al published the results in Science Express. Dr. Gibson stated, “To … Read more Science: Venter Announces First Synthetic Lifeform