Shiho Fukada/New York TimesImages are "painted" using thousands of rice plants genetically engineered to have different hues.In Inkadate, a village in rural northern Japan, rice is not just an important crop, a staple, it's a medium for intricate, colorful paddy art that might make Christo or ... More >>
The Center for Genetics and Society, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that watchdogs bioethics issues nationwide, is trumpeting a ruling from a New York-based federal court that squashed a biotech company's efforts to patent human genes ... YOURS!Just kidding. Well, sort of -- central to the arguments ... More >>
By Lauren Smiley Billboards have popped up around the city this month in a new ad campaign from California Pacific Medical Center reading, "Rediscover St. Luke's....the SoMa gateway to California Pacific Medical Center. We're here to stay!" It sounds a tad bit defiant, but marketers figure th ... More >>
The secret deal worked out between SEIU bosses and nursing home owners denies union members the right to speak out, strike, or protect patients
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Team Ouch!
The sweet deal a local medical firm got from the Justice Department shows how soft the Bush administration really is on corporate crime
In S.F.'s political fight game, all the contestants are ignoring a national biotech debate that could put the local economy down for the count