Author Archives: Michael Fitzhugh

Sharing deeply of ourselves: Still messy

In the capital of digital sharing and over-sharing, Silicon Valley, contributing one’s whole genome to science in the name of fun and self-knowledge has never felt that controversial. Engineers share software code liberally every day on sites like GitHub and…


States move forward as SEC lags on crowdfunding rules

With a new year, old impatience is growing among small companies and investors eager to see the potential of federally sanctioned crowdfunding take off. In January, biotech hotbed Massachusetts, as well as Oregon and Maine, joined a growing list of…


Capturing cancer drugs’ true value calls for clear thinking

As the biggest names in cancer care gather at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 50th annual meeting in Chicago, talk of the exorbitant cost of new cancer drugs is no doubt echoing in the halls of McCormick Place. Outrage…