Investing in biotech is a little different than investing in a software company, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel tells Technology Review in a Q&A. Thiel, an early investor in Facebook and a co-founder of PayPal, recently invested in the biotech Stemcentrx, Tech Review notes.

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