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Boston Biomedical Research Institute - Possible Closure Amid Financial Strains

 The Boston Biomedical Research Institute in Watertown has scheduled a pivotal vote this week on whether to shutter its operations for good

 

The Boston Biomedical Research Institute in Watertown has scheduled a pivotal vote this week on whether to shutter its operations for good.

 

According to the Boston Globe, Wednesday’s vote comes amid continued financial pressure at the local life sciences research organization. The institute has been open for nearly five decades.

 

Biotech and the Election: This election will be the food movement’s moment of truth, says Michael Pollan

Biotechnology was supposed to trigger a food revolution: Higher crop yields and the end of world hunger

"This election will be the food movement’s moment of truth, says Michael Pollan" 

 

Biotechnology was supposed to trigger a food revolution: Higher crop yields and the end of world hunger. Or so promised once-chemical producer Monsanto, now the mother of all agricultural biotechnology companies. But 20 years on, conventional methods of breeding have actually done more to lift crop yield than genetically modified crops ever have, says food journalist, author, and professor Michael Pollan.

Durata Therapeutics In.c to Move to CT, 80 New Jobs Created

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state will provide up to $2.25 million in grants to Durata Therapeutics

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state will provide up to $2.25 million in grants to Durata Therapeutics, Inc. to support the relocation of its research and development, clinical, and regulatory operations from New Jersey to Branford. The company, whose headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois, will create up to 80 new, full-time jobs in Connecticut. “The goal of Bioscience Connecticut is twofold – creating good paying jobs with good benefits for residents in an industry that is poised for growth,” said Governor Malloy.

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