Depending on how you look at it, Scott Gottlieb’s career path could be a cautionary lesson or an encouragement to the squeaky-wheel community. Now the senior advisor for medical technologies in the commissioner’s office of the FDA, Gottlieb started out on the opposite side of the fence: a physician whose voice was frequently heard questioning the agency.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

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