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This isn’t a ‘biotech bubble,’ it’s ‘Philadelphia’s moment’ to become a center for gene therapy, says Penn-based CEO

Philadelphia is where the future economy around gene therapy is coming together, establishing the area as an international nexus for new treatments. "Philadelphia is not going to lose this one," says one CEO.
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This isn’t a ‘biotech bubble,’ it’s ‘Philadelphia’s moment’ to become a center for gene therapy, says Penn-based CEO

Philadelphia is where the future economy around gene therapy is coming together, establishing the area as an international nexus for new treatments. "Philadelphia is not going to lose this one," says one CEO.

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This Philly lawyer is building three new venture capital funds to invest millions in start-ups

Philly lawyer Ajay Raju is partnering in three new venture capital groups he says will focus on new companies around Philadelphia.
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This Philly lawyer is building three new venture capital funds to invest millions in start-ups

Philly lawyer Ajay Raju is partnering in three new venture capital groups he says will focus on new companies around Philadelphia.

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‘He never gets sad’: Connor has ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s,’ and his little buddies are his rock | Maria Panaritis

“Childhood Alzheimer’s” may be robbing Connor Dobbyn of his life, but Sanfilippo syndrome is no match for his BFFs at West Vincent Elementary School.
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‘He never gets sad’: Connor has ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s,’ and his little buddies are his rock | Maria Panaritis

“Childhood Alzheimer’s” may be robbing Connor Dobbyn of his life, but Sanfilippo syndrome is no match for his BFFs at West Vincent Elementary School.
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Can we talk about the Trump-loving, QAnon-type who slaughtered 10 people in Germany? | Will Bunch

The global rise of right-wing terror in tandem with authoritarian rulers may be the story of the 2020s. Why is the media looking the other way?

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Coronavirus: Just a body blow, or a black swan for the economy? | Opinion

COVID-19 came out of nowhere. It may be what economists call a black swan — a rare and inherently unforeseeable event with severe consequences.

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Nuance is this Philadelphia designer’s nature-inspired jewelry | Elizabeth Wellington

Wendee Daelhousen’s jewelry appears to almost have magical powers.

Opinion

’Peace deal’ with Taliban will fail without continued U.S. troops in Afghanistan | Trudy Rubin

If Trump pulls troops out too fast, Afghan "peace talks" will bring civil war and Taliban takeover, along with new terrorist threats.

Opinion

It’s the affordability, stupid. Can this one word put a Democrat back in the White House? | Will Bunch

A soaring Dow, low jobless rate hides the fact that millions can't pay rent or pay off college debt. Is "affordability" 2020's magic word?

Opinion

Don’t look to Archbishop Nelson Pérez for political leadership | Christine Flowers

It may be inevitable then that Philadelphia’s new archbishop, Nelson Pérez will become a political figure. But I sure hope not.

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Philadelphia is not a fashion destination because we don’t take fashion seriously. Perhaps that’s about to change. | Elizabeth Wellington

The goal of the Philadelphia Fashion Garment and Industry Task Force is to advise City Council in ways that boost the local fashion industry. And perhaps within a few short years, we will come to respect fashion in our town the same way we do sports and food.

Opinion

Iran’s shame: How saving cheetahs got environmentalists 10-year sentences in Tehran | Trudy Rubin

Despite protests of scientists worldwide, six noted wildlife conservationists, including a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen, were given long prison terms in Iran on false charges of spying.

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Amazon seeks aid from Delaware as plans progress for giant warehouse at former GM plant near Wilmington

A developer has applied to build a 5½-story, 3.83 million-square-foot “LogistiCenter” on a 142-acre site of a former GM auto assembly plant on Boxwood Road west of Wilmington.

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Why Academy Ball organizers are smart to reevaluate the event | Elizabeth Wellington

Rethinking the ball is a smart idea if for no other reason than the city’s crown jewel events is acknowledging the fact that it needs to do more than invite Jill Scott to perform to prove it’s still relevant.

Opinion

Danielle Outlaw starts her job facing scrutiny that only gets applied to a black woman | Solomon Jones

Last week, when a 17-year-old North Philly teen was shot and wounded by a police officer, I thought of Danielle Outlaw, the city’s first black female police commissioner.

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