Tag Archives: Biotech

Life Science Hall of Fame gets first members

Six medical pioneers were inducted into the newly created Washington Life Science Hall of Fame today, and although some of them have passed away, all of them have contributed to lifesaving technologies that are still works in progress. Take Karl … Continue reading

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Designer proteins open up biotech frontiers

Synthetic genomes and gene editing are big things today, but the next big things in biotechnology could be proteins that are designed and edited on computers – and are then synthesized to produce novel types of medicines, materials and molecular machines. … Continue reading

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BioViva makes progress in anti-aging quest

The way BioViva founder Elizabeth Parrish sees it, biological aging is a disease – and she’s willing to bet her life on a cure. Last fall, the 45-year-old Seattle-area woman underwent an experimental type of gene therapy aimed at addressing some of the big … Continue reading

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‘Genetic superheroes’ shielded from diseases

Hundreds of diseases have been linked to genetic factors, but now scientists say they’ve found some people who stay healthy even though they have disease-causing genes. So what’s their secret? If researchers could answer that question, they might be able … Continue reading

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Paul Allen boosts bioscience in Science

Seattle billionaire Paul Allen is making a pitch for out-of-the-box bioscience from one of the scientific community’s most respected soapboxes: the editorial section of the journal Science. In a guest editorial, Allen argues that biological science could blossom as much … Continue reading

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Gene-editing startup Editas files for IPO

Editas Medicine filed the paperwork for an initial public offering today, marking a first for the growing number of private ventures that aim to take advantage of a powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9. Among Editas’ private investors are Bng0, an investment … Continue reading

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