Follow the Money

On his Omics! Omics! blog, Keith Robison has been posting on the financial losses that have occurred in the biotech sphere. In yesterday's post, he asked (and proposed an answer) for that great question: where did all the money go? Also, don't miss his analogy of the bioeconomy to the cell cycle.

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