Bay Area Biotech's New Flu Treatment Gets FDA ApprovalA new drug developed by Bay Area-based Genentech has received federal approval -- the first new treatment for influenza approved in nearly two decades.
Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Faces Federal Fraud ChargesTheranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who promised to revolutionize blood testing, has been charged by the SEC with a "massive fraud" involving more than $700 million.
East Bay Food-Tech Startup Creates Lab-Grown ChickenChickens may no longer need to cross the road before they end up on your dinner plate. Instead of coming from a farm, a Bay Area startup is developing the futuristic meat in a lab.
Pfizer Spending $14 Billion To Acquire San Francisco Biotech CompanyPfizer is buying the cancer drug company Medivation in a deal valued at about $14 billion.
Bay Area Biotech Startups Racing To Fill Our Plates With Lab-Created Meats, SeafoodWhether it’s a big juicy steak or a tasty shrimp cocktail, some Bay Area biotech startups are racing to fill your plates, but not from a feed lot or the vast blue ocean.
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.