• First Rounders

    August 2015

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    • In this episode: Stanley Crooke

      • First Rounder: Stanley Crooke

        Stan Crooke is the founder, chairman and CEO of Isis Pharmaceuticals. Nature Biotechnology spoke with Crooke about his troubled youth, the crests and valleys of antisense, and the skills needed to be a good leader.

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