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Biotechnology Industry

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  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

    London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass
    Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking. This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
  • MedImmune expands research with universities

    MedImmune expands research with universities
    Biotechnology company MedImmune said Tuesday it has expanded a bioresearch collaboration it started with the University of System of Maryland. The Gaithersburg company, a development arm of AstraZeneca, started the partnership with the University of...
  • D.A. shares details of office's work at chamber event

    Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas gave members of the Newport Beach business community a crash course Tuesday morning in the work performed by his office. At the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport breakfast event,...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests

    New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests
    Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent. McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
  • Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display

    Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display
    It sounds like a cross between the movies "Jurassic Park" and "Lust for Life." A museum in Germany is displaying what it says is a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear created using genetic material from a family member of the 19th century artist. The...
  • DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later

    DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later
    More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and killed in what became one of Lake County's most contentious prosecutions, DNA evidence from her 1992 case has been matched to a potential suspect in a second slaying that took place nearly...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • Tree-killing bug invades Southern California, with no answer in sight

    Tree-killing bug invades Southern California, with no answer in sight
    Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sap dried around them like bloodstains. The victims are box...