Innovation Center Archive

The Innovation Center helps you stay informed on tomorrow’s therapies and solutions coming out of the San Diego region. Special features and various series cover the full diversity of local life sciences, including our first, “Innovation@”, which focuses on the many institutions and academic departments in the area. The Innovation Center is sponsored by Halloran Consulting.

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki Talks Health Care, Theranos, and…

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki Talks Health Care, Theranos, and Dating A-Rod on ‘Re/code Decode’ "Anne Wojcicki does not lead a quiet life: Since 2006, she’s been the CEO of prominent genomics company 23andMe. She used to be married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. And recently, she’s been in the tabloids for dating someone who’s even [...]

April 4th, 2016|

Revealing the Fluctuations of Flexible DNA in 3-D

From Glenn Roberts Jr./the Berkeley Lab News Center: "An international team working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the first high-resolution 3-D images from individual double-helix DNA segments attached at either end to gold nanoparticles. The images detail the flexible structure of the DNA segments, which appear as nanoscale [...]

March 30th, 2016|

Tracking the Onset of Alzheimer’s

New research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults. More information

March 3rd, 2016|

Jennifer Doudna on the Future of Gene Editing

From KQED/Forum with Michael Krasny: "Breeding mosquitos resistant to the malaria virus; designing human babies that are free of genetic disorders; creating a species of unicorns. These goals are all seemingly impossible for now, but that could change in the near future, thanks to recent breakthroughs in gene-editing technology, like CRISPR/Cas9 -- a new method of [...]

February 18th, 2016|

The Hard Science of Aging

Let's live longer! Or not? While several media outlets covered the unveiling of Unity Biotechnology, a company "designing therapeutics that prevent, halt or reverse numerous diseases of aging," a debate was going on live stream if lifespans are already long enough. Coverage of Unity Bio: Unity Biotechnology Launches with a Focus on Preventing and Reversing Diseases [...]

February 4th, 2016|

More Problems at Theranos

Excerpts from various media coverage regarding US regulators saying that a Theranos lab poses an "immediate jeopardy" to patient safety -- and a statement from Theranos: Forbes: Some Theranos Tests 'Pose Immediate Jeopardy To Patient Health And Safety' "A letter sent to Theranos by U.S. regulators says problems with the company’s blood tests “pose immediate jeopardy [...]

January 28th, 2016|