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2019 biotech preview: Money is pouring into the Bay Area and so is Big Pharma

Ron Leuty
2019 biotech preview: Money is pouring into the Bay Area and so is Big Pharma

Person to watch Jennifer Cook The 25-year Genentech veteran — most recently in charge of clinical operations — after a year on the job is leading early cancer diagnostics company Grail toward a potential $500 million IPO. Grail is also launching a 50,000-person study to see if its technology can detect multiple cancer types earlier, particularly lung cancer. Technology to watch AI / ML From Daphne Koller’s Insitro to Alice Zhang’s Verge Genomics Inc., artificial intelligence and machine learning are moving beyond hype to real-time lab use.