Slowdown casts doubt on biotech offerings

Slowdown casts doubt on biotech offerings After a two-year capital drought, seven biotechnology and life sciences companies made initial public offerings in October and early this month. Now the newly issued stock of six of those companies is underwater — and one, Acusphere Inc. of Watertown, has lost 50 percent of its value since going […]


Machine Could Sequence Human Genome in a Year

Machine Could Sequence Human Genome in a Year A new gene-reading machine is so much faster than existing technology that it could sequence the human genome in a year while it took more than 10 years the first time around.


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