• Opinion: The two months in 1980 that shaped the future of biotech

    14 days ago - By STAT

    Forty years ago this week, five events occurred in the course of just under two months that shaped the future of the biotechnology industry and bioscience research. Looking back on these seminal events is a reminder of the odd ways in which change happens.
    Event 1: A Nobel Prize
    Early in the morning of Tuesday, October 14, 1980, the phone rang at Paul Berg's house in Stanford, Cal. The jangling phone worried Berg and his wife because Berg's father was old and ill, and they feared the worst. Instead, Berg heard the voice of his Stanford colleague, Arthur Kornberg, telling him that Paul had...
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