The whole “Bill Gates of …” meme is so cliched and irritating that, on principle, I almost skipped a piece in the current BusinessWeek (“Imagining the Next Bill Gates”) about trends in biotech. Anyway, the piece is worth reading, mainly because it is so blase (is writer Greg Blonder of Morgenthaler really so sanguine about genetic modification?), and it again demonstrates the persistent (and generally wrong-headed) belief of IT-turned-biotech sorts (including Gates himself) that we are on the cusp of the age of rational drug design. Riiiight.
The Bill Gates of Biotech
By November 6, 2005 · ··