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BROTHERTOWN, Wis. - The corn crop sprouting on Bill Hansen's 150-acre farm in Calumet County has a secret: It's fortified with special traits at the microscopic level. Advertisement Quantcast Such genetic alterations begin with the corn seed, which allows it to grow into a plant resistant to...

It sounds like something from a science fiction movie: Sensors are surgically inserted in the brain to understand what you're thinking. Machines that can speak, move or process information — based on the fleeting thoughts in a person's imagination. But it's not completely fictional. The technology...

IT workers have their choice of many great U.S. cities for work and play (Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle), but what are the cities that you probably should avoid? Here's a very unscientific, highly subjective and unapologetically snarky list of our least favorite U.S. tech job locales. Read...

Biotechnology start-ups have long relied on grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund the research-and-development process for new drugs, medical devices and disease treatments. Every year, the agency is required by law to set aside 2.8 percent of its research budget -- $650...

Sand Hill Road is about to have some new denizens: Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, who are setting up shop for their new venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz. We wrote about the firm Monday. In a recent conversation, the two men shed some light on their...

Dr. David Blumenthal -- a long-time Boston physician, official at Partners Healthcare System, and Harvard professor, was named national health IT coordinator to lead President Obama's health IT strategy in March. Topping Blumenthal's list of duties is making recommendations to the U.S. Dept. of Health and...

According to a report in FierceBiotech, surprising news came out of the recently completed 45th Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA). Despite cutbacks in the international biopharma industry, clinical trial activity was up in 2008. Overall, 795 new clinical trials were launched...

Sharendipity LLC, a Madison start-up that wants to become an online meeting place for kids who want to create their own games, companies that want to make graphics for their Web sites and programmers who want to sell their services or develop software. "Other game-making platforms...