Still photo of a plant from San Francisco biotech startup Glowing Plant. (CBS)

San Francisco Startup Works On Developing Plants That Could Light City Streets

The small biotech company is using genetic engineering to develop plants that give off their own light.


A vendor picks up corn at her stall in a market in Beijing. China has approved genetically modified strains of corn and rice. (Eter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Genetically Engineered Food Foes Promote ‘Bill Of Rights’ For Seeds

A 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.


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Masked Men Burglarize Fremont Bio-Tech Company

Two men wearing surgical masks burglarized a biotechnology company in Fremont last Monday, police said.


A sign is posted in front of the construction site for the Channel Mission Bay housing development on March 23, 2012 in San Francisco. After years of being dormant, new apartment construction in the city of San Francisco is set to take off as the city's technology sector continues to grow. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Sees Growth In Internet, Biotech Jobs

While 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 Thefts

A 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.


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Silicon Valley CEOs Predict Better News in 2011

The expectation is that 2011 is not only going to be a new year, it’s going to be a successful year.


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Genentech To Layoff Hundreds In Bay Area

Included 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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/18/2010


Genentech Spends $1.2M Lobbying Federal Government

Genentech Inc. spent just over $1.2 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.

CBS San Francisco–11/18/2010