First Rounders: Rachel Haurwitz

First Rounders: Rachel Haurwitz

To find our First Rounders podcast with Rachel Haurwitz, go here. The Caribou website is here, if you do not feel like googling. A nice profile from Stat can be found here, and this is the press release on the founding of Intellia. Here is a guest blog post from Scientific American on the patent fight over CRISPR technology, and below is a link to a PDF on the patent finding.  Read more

First Rounders: Stephen Quake

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Our First Rounders podcast with Steve Quake can be found here. This is his lab at Stanford, and this is Fluidigm, a micro-fluidics company he co-founded.  The Nature Biotechnology paper on the sequencing of his genome can be found here, with some news coverage of the event here, and Quake’s own account in the NY Times. For more on his position with the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, go here. The Biohub has named its first recipients of funding. And here is Biohub co-head Joe DeRisi  discussing the initiative.  Read more

First Rounders: Anu Acharya

First Rounders: Anu Acharya

The First Rounders podcast with Anu Acharya can be found here. She is founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, and formerly ran Ocimum. She wrote about mentorship here, and here she is talking at an independent TED event. She wrote a piece for our Building a Business section in Nature Biotechnology, the PDF of which is here. And finally, she wrote about the passing of her father here.  Read more

First Rounders: Nancy J Kelley

Nancy J. Kelley

Click here for the First Rounders podcast with Nancy Kelley. For more on her consultancy, go here. A Frontline interview with Kathleen Cleaver can be read here. A New York Times blog post on the East River Science Park’s first tenant is here. We published an article on the New York Genome Center, and Nancy, here. And here is a BuzzFeed article on the Genome Project-Write (side note: the author of that article, Nidhi Subbaraman, was once a Nature Biotech intern). The Science paper on Genome Project-Write is here.  Read more

The Plus and Minuses of Thailand

The Plus and Minuses of Thailand

The annual JP Morgan healthcare conference is held every January in the cramped halls of the Westin St. Francis hotel on the edge of Union Square, here in San Francisco. Because the conference is selective in its attendees anyway, and because the number of registrants is constrained by walls of the Westin, for the duration of the conference a massive overflow of biotech investors, executives and personnel conduct a torrid business in the lobbies and hotel rooms surrounding Union Square. This sideshow has swelled in recent years to even include smaller conferences running concurrently.  Read more