Biotech

Science of inclusion

CAREERS + ED As Big Tech struggles with diversity, women find support and fellowship in the biotech industry.

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Tammie Jean Bellinger had been unemployed for 14 years, and when she was 48, she decided to enter the tech industry. "My son told me that if I wanted to start my life over, I should do it in San Francisco," Bellinger said. "He said no one would notice my age, or anything about me."Read more »

Playing God?

GREEN ISSUE: Synthetic biology is creating jobs and promising innovations, but critics say it's dangerous and lacks proper safeguards

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THE GREEN ISSUE When Richmond was selected as the site for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's huge second campus in January, city officials and community leaders celebrated the "green" jobs it would create, hundreds of them, diversifying an economy dependent on Chevron and its massive oil refinery. But a new coalition called Synbiowatch (www.synbiowatch.org) is questioning how green those jobs really are and raising fears about the new scientific realm on which they rely.Read more »