Who deserves credit for a new gene therapy? How do you push stop on a startup? And what does MC Hammer have to do with Theranos?
We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney joins to talk about his latest work, a dissection of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes, the company’s oft-discussed founder. Then we dig into a recent “60 Minutes” segment that underlines a roiling debate in the world of science. Biotech entrepreneur Ethan Perlstein stops by to explain the lessons he learned from a startup that went south. And, finally, we discuss the man chosen to replace Scott Gottlieb at the helm of the FDA.