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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 …

Argentina cuts GM red tape

10 July 2013 – 10:59 |

Argentina has streamlined its biotech crop regulatory framework to ensure neither red tape nor international trading partners’ policies hold up commercialization. The country, one of the first to embrace biotech crops, relied for two decades …