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GET Ready for the Future of Personal Genomes

   GET 2010 Pioneers Photo Blog.bmpAs sequencing technologies become faster, cheaper, and more accessible, the number of individuals with personal genome sequences will increase from about a dozen today to hundreds—possibly thousands—in a year.2010 is the last year you could reasonably assemble all the people who have a personal genome sequence in one place to talk about why they ...

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Watch Your Step When Entering the Health Care Reform Debate

Health care reform is an emotional issue to be sure—did you see Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank’s Town Hall last week? While we expect impassioned commentary like this from partisan politicos, health care executives entering the debate via the media must choose their words wisely. As Whole Foods learned last week, mixing personal opinion with corporate positioning can open the doors to a ...

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Some Simple yet Sage Advice on Communicating

Yesterday’s Xconomy Forum “Tomorrow’s Biotech: Innovators and Innovations” featured a first-rate slate of speakers and case studies. If you didn’t attend, Luke Timmerman’s Xconomy post provides a nice recap.The afternoon concluded with an engaging “fireside chat” keynote between biotech founding fathers Walter Gilbert and George Church moderated by Boston Univ ...

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Making it in Massachusetts?

At the recent Massachusetts Biotechnology Counsel annual meeting, there was a lot of talk about what it will take for the industry to “Make it in Massachusetts”—a nod to a famous gubernatorial campaign slogan during the era of the state’s massive technology boom. Today, the Boston walls once plastered with “Make it in Massachusetts” bumper stickers are covered up by Shepa ...

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Ranting with Rick Santelli

Media capitalizing on the Web and the broadcast bounce of the InternetIt was hard to avoid Rick Santelli’s rant on a live broadcast of CNBC “Squawk Box” last Thursday. You probably saw it: reporting from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade Santelli launched a broadside on President Obama’s approach to the housing crisis.When he asked traders on the floor if they wanted to pay for ...

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