• Listen: How blockbusters get made, new vaccines for RSV, and mRNA's Q score

    8 days ago - By STAT

    Where do new drugs come from? Does science need billionaires? And do normal people care about messenger RNA?
    We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT's biotech podcast. Journalist Nathan Vardi joins us to talk about his new book delving into the race to develop the lifesaving cancer drug now called Imbruvica, involving a Scientologist CEO and secretive investor seeking redemption after the worst trade of his life. We also discuss the latest news in the life sciences, including new vaccines for a vexing infection and the future of mRNA.
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