By Bob Beliveau. Adverse conditions can sometimes produce remarkable results. Take the Oyster for example. When a grain of sand gets into its shell, it secretes a shell like substance (nacre) to coat the intruder. Over time, this process results in the formation of a Pearl, one of the World’s most treasured jewels. The same […]
By Mike Fannon. During my long tenure with Human Genome Sciences (from late 1992 through 2005), I had the good fortune to participate in a biotech startup from the ground floor. It was a real learning experience to work for an entrepreneurial company staking a claim on the genomic frontier in the mid 1990s.