Warren’s awkward home front & the ethics of treating dwarfism
Can Sen. Elizabeth Warren ever go home again? Is it ethical to make little people taller? And when will AI come up with a new drug?
We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, STAT Washington correspondent Lev Facher joins us to talk about how Warren’s move to the left on health care has made things awkward in her home state of Massachusetts. Then, we discuss a new drug for the most common cause of dwarfism — and why it’s proving to be divisive in the little people community. Finally, we’ll bring you some highlights from this week’s STAT Summit, featuring takes on AI in medicine, biopharma’s bad reputation, and the future of Alzheimer’s disease.
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