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A Bad Week for Big Biotech: Supreme Court decision invalidating gene patents one of many recent major setbacks to the biotechnology industry’s control over life

Jun. 13, 2013 / Posted by: Emma Hedman / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology

Today many women’s rights groups, cancer patients, scientists, and concerned citizens celebrated an enormous victory in the Supreme Court: human genes can no longer be patented by big business! As of this morning, over 20% of the human geno...

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Synthetic biology and the “bioeconomy”: Feeding fuel to the fire of landgrabs and biodiversity loss

Feb. 18, 2013 / Posted by: Jeff Conant and Eric Hoffman / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Food and Technology, Oceans and Forests

When our friends at Global Forest Coalition asked us to write an article examining the links between the synthetic biology industry and trends in the forest sector, we were happy to put together the following article, a version of which has just r...

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