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Money and medicine: challenges and opportunities for science writers

Monday, October 12, 2015 -
8:30am to 9:30am

Science writers are comfortable covering the most complex and arcane topics, but when it comes to corporate science they often don't engage. Yet amid a flurry of advances in biology, a major story today is how discovery is translated into new medicines—the province of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and pharmaceutical companies. This Science + Science Writing panel will draw on the resources of the Boston and Cambridge academic/biotech industry complex to give researchers, entrepreneurs and science writers a glimpse of the kind of translational science being done outside academia and a forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities of reporting at the intersection of innovation and commerce. Social media hashtag: #BiotechStories

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