It’s been an eventful year in the life sciences, from the struggles of IBM Watson, to China’s twin CRISPR surprise, to a flurry of IPOs, to catching a serial killer with the power of consumer genetics. And since we’re a wonky bunch over here at STAT, we’re continuing our annual tradition: Life sciences limericks to memorialize the year past. (For 2017’s offerings, click here.)

On solving crime

’Twas a frigid cold case, a chiller
Turned genealogical thriller,
When a DNA kit
And a relative’s spit
Singled out the Golden State Killer.

Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT Plus and enjoy your first 30 days free!


What is it?

STAT Plus is STAT's premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.

What's included?

  • Daily reporting and analysis
  • The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters
  • Subscriber-only newsletters
  • Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day
  • Online intelligence briefings
  • Frequent opportunities to engage with veteran beat reporters and industry experts
  • Exclusive industry events
  • Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country
  • The best reporters in the industry
  • The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry
  • And much more
  • Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.

Leave a Comment

Please enter your name.
Please enter a comment.

  • Well played, Meghan – a smile for “a warm, sunny Saturday morning!” (Ok, I’m a day late reading this but still sincere.)

A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day in science and medicine

Privacy Policy