Top 50 Biotechnology Blogs

Published by Jennifer on May 25, 2010

Today, many biotechnology blogs focus on genomics (especially personal genomics) and the business side of biotech. The blogs listed below are produced by professors, students as well as law firms and researchers. One other focus in these top 50 biotechnology blogs is bioinformatics, represented in both in molecular biology as well as in databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques and theory.

BiotechnologyBiotech Blogs

  1. 123 Biotech: A news blog that is noted for its wide range of bio subdivisions in its menu.
  2. About Biotech / Biomedical: Dr. Theresa Phillips has a broad background in a number of different areas of biotechnology and biomedical research.
  3. American Biotechnologist: This site was created as a place where PIs, graduate students, technicians and science educators can network, post and view articles and find relevant subject matter.
  4. BioTech: A colorful layout and updated news of interest to consumers and professionals wins this blog some awards. Part of the Creative Weblogging Network.
  5. Biotech Blog: Get biotech updates from the site or through RSS feed.
  6. BiotechBlog: Dr. Yali Friedman is author of Building Biotechnology and other books and also is the managing editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology.
  7. Blogging the biotechnology revolution: This blog tracks current happenings and helps you stay on top of the field.
  8. Terry Etherton Blog on Biotechnology: Dr. Etherton is internationally recognized for his research in the area of endocrine regulation of animal growth and nutrient metabolism.

BiopharmaceuticalThe Business of Biotech

  1. BioEthics: This blog is a public service provided through the collaboration of many individuals and organizations to improve the discussion of bioethics issues.
  2. BioHealth Investor: This blog is dedicated solely to bringing key data to investors and those interested in biotechnology, drug companies, medical products and medical devices.
  3. BioJobBlog: Dr. Clifford S. Mintz has an extensive background in biopharmaceutical drug development, biotechnology training and bioscience career development.
  4. BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences: Several contributors offer their perspectives on environmental, food and drug, agricultural and behavioral laws.
  5. BioLaw with Chinese Characteristics: A student shares research in China, specifically “human research that involves biotechnologies like stem cells, cloning, and other techniques that periodically cause a bioethical uproar.”
  6. Biopharmconsortium Blog: Expert commentary from Haberman Associates biotechnology and pharmaceutical consulting.
  7. California Biotech Law Blog: The Prinz Law Office specializes in providing world-class intellectual property counsel to clients in the high technology, life science, and e-commerce industries.
  8. Genomics Law Report: News and analysis from the intersection of genomics, personalized medicine and the law.
  9. Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network: The focus of GHBN is to turn “innovation into economic growth.”
  10. Holman’s Biotech IP Blog: This law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law focuses on “the intersection of biotechnology and intellectual property.”
  11. In Vivo Blog: The editors of Elsevier Business Intelligence focus on biopharma, over-the-counter and medical devices.
  12. Inside Bio Industry Analysis: Inside BIO Industry Analysis was created to share market data and related events with the biotech community.
  13. James Hatton on licensing: Mr. Hatton focuses on assisting companies to exploit the value of their intellectual property assets, with a special interest in licensing and related transactions.
  14. Luminogenics: This blog is a resource for entrepreneurs in the life sciences community.
  15. Patents4Life: Learn more about biotechnology patent law from the offices of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

BioinformaticsBioinformatics

  1. Beta Science: A post-doc’s perspective on bioinformatics, evolution, and microbial diversity, along with interests in cutting-edge computer tools that the process a bit easier.
  2. Inforbiomatica: A hot spot for software development, informatics and “Open R&D.”
  3. i9606: Dr. Good’s thesis was “Evolving multi-agent systems: comparing existing approaches and suggesting new directions.” Take it from there…
  4. iPhylo: Roderic Page from Scotland focuses on taxonomies and metadata in this blog, but be sure to visit his other blogs located in his “about” link to view his wider range of interests.
  5. Keet blog: Get a new perspective from an Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato) at the KRDB Research Centre, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
  6. Public Rambling: A place to ruminate about bioinformatics science and technology.
  7. Suicyte Notes: Read notes from a physical chemist-turned biochemist-turned bioinformatician, who is currently using computers to answer the most fundamental questions in life science…
  8. TextStream: A bit of messing around with bio statistics, genomics and academic genealogies.
  9. The Big Red Biotech Blog: You can find news and discussion on critical trends and issues in the biopharm and pharmaceutical industry at this blog.
  10. The dao of flow: Konrad Förstner considers himself “as an idealist with a scientific background and a strong association to the open source/data/content community.”
  11. What You’re Doing Is Rather Desperate: Neil Saunders finds that an increasing proportion of his time is spent discussing ways in which Web technology can facilitate communication and data sharing among researchers.
  12. Yokofakun: This blog is about bioinformatics, semantic web, comics and social networks.
  13. Your bones got a little machine: Look for structural bioinformatics and structural biology from a research who believes that “Ideas are cheap, implementation is expensive; act accordingly.”

GenomeBiology and Evolution, Culture, Genomics

  1. DNA and You: Dr. Matt Mealiffe talks about the “intersection of genetics and your health.”
  2. Gene Sherpas: Personalized Medicine and You: This blog explores genetics as a medical tool and as a personal lifestyle choice.
  3. Geneforum: Geneforum is a nonprofit affiliate of the Portland State University Foundation created in 1998 to “promote dialogue at the intersection of genetics, ethics, and public values.”
  4. Genomeboy: Read as this blogger chronicles the “dawn of personal genomics, that is, people obtaining their genomic information for whatever reason(s) and figuring out what to do with it.”
  5. Genomicron: T. Ryan Gregory is an evolutionary biologist specializing in genome size evolution at the University of Guelph in Canada.
  6. Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience: This is Steven Salzberg’s blog on what he believes are the abuses and distortions of science, especially pseudoscience.
  7. Greg Laden’s Blog: It seems creationists and Harvard haters don’t like Dr. Laden. Who does? Perhaps intelligent archaeologists and/or anthropologists who are into biology and evolution?
  8. John Hawks Weblog: This blog was created to share information about paleoanthropology that is not well covered in the mainstream science press.
  9. Next-Gen Sequencing: Dr Brown is an author of 28 peer reviewed publications in biomedical journals. His research is primarily in the area of genomics.
  10. Pathogens: Genes and Genomes: A heady mix of bacterial pathogenomics, next-generation sequencing, type-III secretion, bioinformatics and evolution.
  11. The Hyphal Tip: This blog highlights some of the interesting happenings and scientific progress that is being made in the world of fungi.
  12. The Tree of Life: Jonathan A. Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, Open Access advocate, Professor at UC Davis and Academic Editor in Chief of PLoS Biology.
  13. Virtual Genome Project Blog: The VGP was established as a resource for people interested in the process of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) and its ecological and evolutionary significance.
  14. Yann Klimentidis’ Weblog: Follow this student to learn more about evolution, genetics, human diversity, evolutionary ecology, physiology and more…

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