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X-rays and soy on front lines of US-China trade spat
June 15th, 2018  1:55 PM

X-ray machines, soybeans on front lines of US-China trade spat

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$1.5B settlement in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed
March 13th, 2018  9:44 AM

A $1.5 billion settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

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Settlement reached in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed
March 12th, 2018  8:50 PM

A Swiss agribusiness giant has agreed to a $1.5 billion settlement in a lawsuit over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

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Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes
January 23rd, 2018  4:24 PM

Johnson & Johnson reports 4th-quarter loss of $10.71 billion due to charge for tax law changes, higher spending

Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes
Martin Shkreli's ex-lawyer found guilty of financial fraud
December 28th, 2017  12:33 AM

A lawyer accused of helping pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli cover up financial fraud has been convicted in New York

defense attorney Baruch White; Martin Shkreli; defense attorney Jonathan Sack co-defendant Evan Greebel
Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval
December 19th, 2017  1:24 PM

U.S. health officials approve gene therapy that can restore the sight of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval
AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body
November 15th, 2017  10:19 AM

American scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in hope of curing a disease.

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body
Swiss biotech group Roche sees 5 pct rise in 9-month sales
October 19th, 2017  4:12 AM

Swiss biotech company Roche says sales grew 5 percent in the first nine months of the year, crediting new product launches and citing double-digit growth in the pharmaceuticals division in the U.S. market

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Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness
October 9th, 2017  10:47 PM

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet Thursday to consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy aimed at restoring vision for some people with hereditary blindness

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness
Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade case
September 26th, 2017  6:40 PM

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has agreed to settle tens of thousands of US lawsuits by farmers over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports

Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade case
European court sides with Italian farmer pushing GM crops
September 13th, 2017  10:36 AM

The European Union court has ruled in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's laws by planting genetically modified corn

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals is moving its headquarters to Boston
September 12th, 2017  4:25 PM

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that it is relocating its headquarters from New Haven, Connecticut, to Boston

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals is moving its headquarters to Boston
September 12th, 2017  12:22 PM

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that it is relocating its headquarters from New Haven, Connecticut, to Boston

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Delayed Minnesota lawsuit against Syngenta heads to trial
September 10th, 2017  4:42 PM

A test lawsuit goes to trial in Minneapolis Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta for introducing a genetically-engineered corn variety before China approved it for imports

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Biopharmaceutical firm pays $7.5M to settle kickback claims
September 9th, 2017  7:47 PM

Federal prosecutors say a biopharmaceutical firm will pay more than $7.5 million to resolve claims it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its fentanyl-based drug Abstral

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US clears first 'living drug' for tough childhood leukemia
August 30th, 2017  12:44 PM

Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia

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Stocks decline as storm pressures insurers and oil companies
August 28th, 2017  1:39 PM

US stocks are mostly lower, with energy and insurance companies falling as investors anticipate damage from Tropical Storm Harvey

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Canada OKs Idaho company's genetically engineered potatoes
August 3rd, 2017  4:51 PM

Canadian officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat

Canada OKs Idaho company's genetically engineered potatoes
Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest
July 19th, 2017  6:35 PM

Amazon is launching a new social network aimed at getting its hardcore users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant

Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest
Amazon's social network seems a lot like Pinterest
July 19th, 2017  5:19 PM

Amazon is launching a new social network aimed at getting its hardcore users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant

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