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18
Apr
2019

Life After Twitter

[Editor’s Note: David Shaywitz is a Palo Alto-based life science VC. He used to be active on Twitter. I asked him to share his reflections on leaving the platform–LT.] Quitting carbs last year was hard. Quitting Twitter this year has proved delightfully easy.  You might even want to try it for yourself. Twitter has tremendous upside. Most notably, it provides...
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9
Apr
2019

The Road Less Traveled in Glycoscience: Carolyn Bertozzi on The Long Run

Today’s guest on The Long Run is Carolyn Bertozzi. She is a professor of chemistry at Stanford University, and an entrepreneur. Her research is focused on glycans – the beautiful and bewilderingly complicated sugar molecule structures attached to proteins. These carbohydrates are often underappreciated by biologists, and “orthogonal” to the way many think. But glycans are known to play a...
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12
Mar
2019

Seeing Lots of Single Cells, Up Close: Serge Saxonov of 10X Genomics on The Long Run

Serge Saxonov is today’s guest on The Long Run. Serge is the co-founder and CEO of Pleasanton, California based 10X Genomics. This privately held company, in a nutshell, is a fast-growing supplier for the genomics revolution. 10X, for those unfamiliar, makes instruments, chemical reagents for running experiments, and software that helps scientists collect and analyze various types of data. The...
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