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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Biotechnology’

Biotech King Dethroned: Blech Gets 4 Year Sentence

On 18 September, the man formerly hailed as biotechnology’s king, will start a four-year prison term. David Blech, 57, will serve out his federal sentence in Fort Dix, NJ, (pictured here) after having pled guilty to securities fraud. Blech will appeal the sentence but he will have to do so from prison. Blech was also ordered to forfeit $1.34 million …

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‘Frankenstein’s Cat’ Author Emily Anthes Speaks At Google

Emily Anthes, author of the book Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, recently participated in an “At Google” talk, discussing the book and animal biotechnology in general. Google has now made the talk available for all to view. Google says in the video description, “In Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, Emily Anthes takes …

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Mantis Shrimp Clubs May Help Lead To Ceramics Discovery

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are looking to a strange place to try to improve the ceramics used in artificial joints and body armor for the military: The mantis shrimp. The research could lead to an exponential increase in the strength of the ceramics used by the military and the biotechnology fields. The study looked how the mantis shrimp …

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