Biotechnology Sector

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Experts Take on the Two Sides of the GMO Debate

    A standout among the Brooklyn Food Book Fair's more agreeable events -- a talk about the Midwest's culinary identity, a conversation on social entrepreneurship -- was a contentious panel discussion on genetically engineered foods, presented by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Two scientists, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    How Democrats, Republicans, and Big Medicine Sabotaged Obamacare From the Start

    It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change. So President Barack Obama set out to deactivate the next bomb awaiting the U.S. economy, the one tic ... More >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2013
  • Dining

    July 24, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Getting The Meningitis Vaccine Wasn't Easy

    With the warnings out about how every active gay man in NYC should get the meningitis vaccine, I assumed it would be a breeze to make this happen for myself. But my doctor didn't even have the vaccine for people my age. He had to call it into a pharmaceutical chain and wait for them to get it, sinc ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 28, 2012


    T Cooper discusses his ftm life

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Anti-Fart Med Mix-up Might Put Many at Risk

    Farting isn't fatal -- but a recent mix-up at a factory that makes a popular antiflatulent med -- as well as common analgesics -- could be deadly. Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant that has given the world Gas-X, NoDoz, Excedrin, and Bufferin, recalled Sunday "select bottle sizes of Excedri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Narcissistic Jerk-Wads Make the Best Leaders, Study Says

    ​A study conducted by professors at IMD business school, Penn State, and Erlangen-Nuremberg University has led them to conclude that bosses who display narcissistic qualities often perform better than run-of-the mill executives. Frederick Allen, leadership editor of Forbes, writes that the stu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 5, 2011


    Where's Harrison Ford when you need him?

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    June 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mark Bittman Wants You to Know You Might Be Eating Frankenfoods

    inhabitat.comIt's alive!​In the second edition of his new op-ed column, Mark Bittman examines the regulations behind genetically modified foods. In short, the USDA now allows three types of genetically engineered foods to be used in food production and none of these will be mentioned on the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Orgasm Inc. Director Liz Canner Talks About Her New Film, Decriminalizing Clit Classes

    ​Stress abounds in the life of a documentary filmmaker, especially when the work involves gritty subjects like police brutality, globalization in Nicaragua, and the 1992 L.A. riots. Award winning director Liz Canner is proud to call those documentaries her own, but when the topics left her ree ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2010


    A family battles over a memoir

  • Voice Choices

    July 6, 2010


    HERE presents Sweet, Sweet Motherhood

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Lady Viagra Gets a Thumbs-Down From the FDA

    ​Bummer. Turns out that the proposed sexual desire drug flibanserin is actually not going to be the little pink pill for women. Per the New York Times, the drug, which was under consideration from the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee to the FDA, was deemed "not robust enough to jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas Both On Dark Side of Sci-Fi Alfalfa Fight

    Alfalfa: Not yet genetically modifiedThe U.S. Supreme Court, which has nearly hacked Miranda to death, may very well swing its scythe at environmentalists and consumers. The court's making noises as if it will strike down the current ban on Monsanto's genetically engineered, pesticide-resistant alfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    FDA Considering "Lady Viagra"

    ​Next month the FDA will decide whether or not to endorse a pill called flibanserin (yeah, that name has got to go) which purports to boost women's sex lives. The drug, made by German pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim, sparks "a woman's sexual desire by fiddling with her brain chemicals." Wh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2010


    Tranny chasers, this one's for you

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Andrew Wyeth: 1917-2009

    A contemporary artist who worked through era after era of contemporary art's total reinvention by becoming more and more the same, Andrew Wyeth was best not discussed in progressive art world circles. With his father N.C. and son Jamie, Wyeth held a dynastic, unimpeachable perch from his country e ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 1, 2008


    Ivy Leaguer sings his way to stardom

  • News

    December 6, 2005

    In D.C., It's All Relative

    Congress members, staff, and lobbyists—one big happy family

  • Art

    November 22, 2005

    How German Is It

    An endless, shifting hall of mirrors where every image is haunted

  • News

    November 15, 2005

    Capitalizing on the Flu

    Flu pandemic would spark enough fear to make it a greed pandemic

  • Dance

    September 20, 2005

    A Star Dances

    Choreography brings a painting to brave, awkward, empowered life

  • VLS

    May 10, 2005

    We Can Build You

    A field guide to genetic engineering and bodily enhancement

  • News

    October 12, 2004

    Down With the Flu

    Bush takes a shot at answering the big question about vaccine

  • News

    May 4, 2004

    Keep Off the Grass

    Kicked out of the garden? Unconventional approaches to protesting the GOP convention

  • Books

    January 6, 2004

    The Downward Spiral

    Caught in a sordid, suspenseful steak house of sand and fog

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Spin Doctor

    Grim Diagnosis for Times Science Scribe

  • News

    November 6, 2001

    The Bayer Boondoggle

    Anthrax Crisis Shines a Light on Pharmaceutical Company Thuggery

  • News

    June 19, 2001

    Acting Up Again

    AIDS Activism Goes Global

  • News

    January 23, 2001
  • News

    November 7, 2000

    Take a Shill Pill

    Andrew Sullivan Sings for His Drugs

  • News

    July 18, 2000

    Turning Point

    The International AIDS Conference Makes a Commitment to Saving Third-World Lives

  • News

    April 4, 2000

    Giving It Away

    An American Pharmaceutical Giant Offers to Donate an AIDS Drug to South Africa

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Rise of the Vaccine Nation

    'The New Yorker' Joins the Campaign for a Disease-Free America

  • News

    June 1, 1999
  • News

    December 29, 1998

    Zapping the Common Cold

    Viral infections, from flu to hepatitis, have long been considered untreatable. But that's about to change.