Biotech Miracle Drugs Raise The Literal Cost Of Living Beyond Medicaid's ReachA newly-approved drug being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis comes with a punishing price tag: about $710 per patient per day.
Scientists Enlist Drones To Plant Billions Of Trees, Battle Climate ChangeThere are drones that fight crime, and drones that fight wars. Now, scientists have enlisted drones to plant billions of trees in the fight against climate change.
San Francisco Giants' Modified Mission Rock Plans Include Shorter Buildings, Affordable HousingThe San Francisco Giants have modified plans for a mixed-use development near AT&T park to include shorter buildings and more affordable housing.
Gilead To Give Away Pricey Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi In Republic Of GeorgiaGilead wants other countries and agencies to back a plan to eradicate hepatitis C by giving away its blockbuster treatment to poor countries.
San Francisco Startup Works On Developing Plants That Could Light City StreetsThe small biotech company is using genetic engineering to develop plants that give off their own light.
Genetically Engineered Food Foes Promote 'Bill Of Rights' For SeedsA local artist joined city officials in Brisbane Wednesday evening to introduce an art exhibit and "Bill of Rights for Seeds" in an effort to bring attention to the proliferation of genetically engineered food and people's rights to define their own food systems.
Masked Men Burglarize Fremont Bio-Tech CompanyTwo men wearing surgical masks burglarized a biotechnology company in Fremont last Monday, police said.
San Francisco Sees Growth In Internet, Biotech JobsWhile much of the state and the country grapples with joblessness, San Francisco is seeing growth in Internet and biotech jobs, according to new data released by San Francisco County Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting.
Janitor At South San Francisco Biotech Firm Arrested For Laptop TheftsA janitor on contract at a South San Francisco biotechnology company has been arrested on suspicion of stealing dozens of laptop computers from his workplace earlier this month, South San Francisco police said Wednesday.
Silicon Valley CEOs Predict Better News in 2011The expectation is that 2011 is not only going to be a new year, it's going to be a successful year.
Genentech To Layoff Hundreds In Bay AreaIncluded in the cuts are 200 jobs at Genentech's South San Francisco headquarters and 100 jobs at Genentech's Vacaville research facility, officials told CBS 5 on Thursday.
Genentech Spends $1.2M Lobbying Federal GovernmentGenentech Inc. spent just over $1.2 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.