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Millionaire’s gift to San Diego

10 January 2014 – 12:00 |

Businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million this November to create a stem cell center at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center will be directed …

UCSD researcher shot by cofounder

11 November 2013 – 13:07 |

On September 18, former Traversa Therapeutics CEO Hans Petersen went on a shooting spree. One of two people wounded was molecular biologist Steven Dowdy, a professor at University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of …

Greenpeace campaign prompts Philippine ban on Bt eggplant trials

12 September 2013 – 10:37 |

A court in the Philippines has ordered scientists to halt field trials of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant, over concerns that the genetically modified (GM) crop poses a risk to human health and the environment. On …

SARS-like virus reignites ownership feuds

8 August 2013 – 22:48 |

A new human coronavirus isolated from a patient in Saudi Arabia is raising questions over how to handle the intellectual property (IP) of newly emerging infectious diseases. As Nature Biotechnology went to press, the World …