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Archive for October, 2010

With Susan Kelly Barnes ’76 at the Financial Helm, Pacific Biosciences Raises $200 Million in IPO

Posted October 29, 2010
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Pacific Biosciences of California, whose chief financial officer is Susan Kelly Barnes ’76, makes superfast DNA sequencing machines with the potential to transform biological research. The company offered shares for sale to members of the public for the first time on Oct. 27, successfully raising its initial public offering (IPO) goal of $200 million. Based […]

Sociomedical Scientist Rebecca Jordan-Young ’86 Publishes Brain Storm to Glowing Reviews

Posted October 20, 2010
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Sociomedical scientist Rebecca Jordan-Young ’86, an associate professor of women’s studies at Barnard College, recently published Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, a study of the scientific research underlying the claim that sex differences are biologically determined or “hardwired into the brain” by fetal exposure to sex hormones. The book has […]