Why do farmers use biotechnology

Farmers Benefit from Agricultural Biotechnology Seeds. Decades of documented evidence demonstrates that agricultural biotechnology is a safe and beneficial technology that contributes to both environmental and economic sustainability.

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The department previously known as the Studies Department was set up in 1932. It is currently headed by Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist of the BBVA Group. Its mission is to stimulate public debate and promote society’s knowledge of matters such as banking, the digital economy and geostrategy. As a well-known and respected provider of economic research and analysis in various countries of the Americas, Europe and Asia, BBVA Research prepares reports and forecasts based on input from its team of more than 100 analysts spread over ten countries.

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Designing Genetic Circuit

Infographic | April 13, 2020

Near the turn of the millennium, James Collins and Stanislas Leibler independently undertook rather similar projects: design what would become synthetic biology’s seminal genetic circuits. And they came up with strikingly similar action plans—use E. coli to pair promoters with repressors that control one another’s behavior.

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Building the European biotech sector with world-class science and innovation

Infographic | August 5, 2021

Europe continues to be a powerhouse of science and innovation. The region maintains a clear lead over China, the United States, and the rest of the world in terms of the quality and quantity of its science. For example, Europe is home to 43 of the global top 100 life-science universities, while the United States has 34. Europe is a powerhouse in scientific publishing as well, with roughly twice the output of the United States and three times that of China.Europe also leads in terms of quality, as measured by the number of citations for its publications. More than 40,000 biotech patents have been granted in Europe since 2015, although the region’s 3 percent CAGR in patent approvals between 2015 and 2019 lagged behind that of the United States (4 percent) and was a fraction of China’s (14 percent).Despite Europe’s strength in science and innovation, translation remains the biggest challenge. Translation of science into companies is stagnant. The distribution of newly funded biotechs remains unchanged across geographies over the last six years, and Europe accounts for only 25 percent of new biotechs. Future success will depend on improving the translation of research into new companies, raising more capital, and building entrepreneurial talent.

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RNA sequencing libraries

Infographic | April 7, 2020

As part of our In Focus on RNA sequencing for cancer research, we put together an infographic to provide top tips on the preparation of RNA sequencing libraries, the best metrics to use when analyzing your libraries and suggestions for efficient and effective kits for the preparation of each library type.

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Merck’s 23 CRISPR Patents Leading the way in genome-editing technology

Infographic | April 7, 2020

CRISPR Integration: CRISPR/Cas9 System for insertion in eukaryotic cells Compositions and use of CRISPR/Cas9 to integrate a new sequence of DNA after cutting genomic DNA. CRISPR-chrom: Improves access to the genome so that CRISPR-driven edits can be done more efficiently.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, yet many people still do not understand how it affects the body

Infographic | April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, yet many people still do not understand how it affects the body. This infographic shows the events that occur following SARS-CoV-2 infection

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What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology

Infographic | December 1, 2019

Discovering a new type of subnuclear body taught me how pursuing the unexpected can lead to new insights—in this case, about long noncoding RNAs and liquid-liquid phase separation in cells.

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BBVA Research

The department previously known as the Studies Department was set up in 1932. It is currently headed by Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist of the BBVA Group. Its mission is to stimulate public debate and promote society’s knowledge of matters such as banking, the digital economy and geostrategy. As a well-known and respected provider of economic research and analysis in various countries of the Americas, Europe and Asia, BBVA Research prepares reports and forecasts based on input from its team of more than 100 analysts spread over ten countries.

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