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LSTCON – Breakout Session – Economic Development

There were two choices for the first breakout session: Reimbursement policy and Economic Development, I chose the later. A wonderful panel that led the discussion. The main theme that was echoed in this session was the wonderful growth that biotech is undergoing and how it is helping the economy. Tennessee has seen a 1.2% drop … Continue reading LSTCON – Breakout Session – Economic Development

CRISPR-Cas9 Human trial in China

It was announced today that CRISPR/Cas9 was used for the first time in a human clinical trial for lung cancer. CRISPR/Cas9 is an exciting, relatively new, technique used for editing DNA. This technology holds promises for curing numerous genetic disorders and various types of cancers. While there have been experiments performed in mice, there have been no reports … Continue reading CRISPR-Cas9 Human trial in China

Life Science Tennessee Conference 2016 (closing session)

The second half of the conference was just as exciting as the first half. I heard a great lunchtime talk about the impact of the 2016 election on life science industry. There were great talking points and it gave me a lot to think about. Following the lunch talk, there were two breakout sessions, I … Continue reading Life Science Tennessee Conference 2016 (closing session)