BIO Urged to Release Criteria BIO has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to publish the criteria it developed for the emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine, the New York Times reports. Looking Toward Diversity According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, biotech firms there are beginning to explore issues of diversity in the workforce. US Senate Hearings Consider Bipartisan Proposal to Change Patent Laws; Could Have Big Impact on Dx A draft bill provides for a major expansion of eligible material, a move the ACLU and AMP said threatens to reduce competition in genetic testing. Tell Me, Please A US senator has sent letters to two biotech and pharmaceutical industry groups to ask about their approaches to handling sexual harassment, according to Stat News. Not So Much Reading the Times The Party at Bio Not Associated with Bio included nude or partially nude female dancers, prompting an outcry, BioCentury reports. Mar 30, 2011 Senate Close on SBIR Bill Feb 4, 2011 Patent Reform Back on Senate's Agenda Nov 3, 2010 US DoJ Argues Against Patenting Isolated Genes, But USPTO Will Maintain Status Quo Premium Jun 29, 2010 Narrow Ruling in Bilski Case Maintains Patentability of Diagnostics, other Biotech Inventions May 5, 2010 Report: More Life-Science Jobs Despite Recession; Fewer Patents in Top-10 States Feb 5, 2010 HHS Advisory Group Proposes Gene Patent Limits, Riles Industry Oct 29, 2009 BIO Report, Survey Reveal Importance of Academic Tech Licensing to US Economy Oct 2, 2009 Delays in Las Vegas Expansion Prompt BIO to Move 2012 Confab to Boston Premium Sep 4, 2009 Mass. Draft Greenhouse-Gas Regs Exclude Renewable Biomass; Foes Predict Pain for Biotechs Premium May 1, 2009 Life-Sci REITs HCP and BioMed Realty Report Q1 Financials; Update Leasing, Financing Activity Premium Apr 24, 2009 BioRegion Newsmakers, 2009.04.24 Premium Apr 22, 2009 FDA May Issue More White Papers on Rx/Dx Codevelopment, Woodcock Says At Meeting Premium Apr 8, 2009 Patent Reform Bill Moves to Senate; Biotech, University Groups Provide Measured Support Premium Apr 6, 2009 Ill. Life-Sci Group Expects State Lawmakers to Allocate $25M to Help Startups Launch Products Premium Apr 6, 2009 Around the Regions: April 6, 2009 Premium Mar 30, 2009 Maryland Lawmakers to Decide Final Figures for State's Contribution to Biotech Tax Credit Premium Mar 30, 2009 BIO to Study Plan to Expand NYC's Javits Center, Now Too Small for International Meeting Premium Mar 16, 2009 Georgia Senate OKs Bill Limiting Use of hESCs for IVF; House, Governor Must Still Approve Premium Mar 4, 2009 Tech Transfer Tidbits: Mar 4, 2009 Premium Mar 2, 2009 Around the Regions: March 2, 2009 Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.