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Do you trust Google with your health data? Is “Gattaca” an outdated reference? And what’s it like to get dunked on?

We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we dive into the news that Google quietly signed a deal to access millions of patients’ health information and pick apart the backlash. Then, Dr. David Sable, an expert in reproductive medicine, joins us to talk about an alarming new genetic test claiming to sort for only the smartest embryos. Later, we tell the extremely online story of how one venture capitalist’s earnest tweet shed light on a cultural schism in biotech, featuring Andreessen Horowitz partner Jorge Conde.


For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on the Google deal, and here’s the news on IVF genetic testing.

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