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Luke Timmerman      

Founder & Editor, The Timmerman Report

Luke Timmerman is a biotechnology journalist, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor of Timmerman Report, a subscription publication for biotech insiders, and is a contributing writer at Forbes.

His first book, "Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age," a biography of biotech pioneer Lee Hood, was published in 2016. He has served as national biotechnology editor for Xconomy and national biotechnology reporter for Bloomberg News. Luke got started covering life sciences at The Seattle Times, where he was the lead reporter on an investigation of doctors who leaked confidential information about clinical trials to investors. The story won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award and several other national prizes. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


How biotech visionary Leroy Hood redefined the industry: Q&A with biographer Luke Timmerman

In the quest for a better understanding of the human body, the automated DNA sequencer was a breakthrough innovation, giving scientists new insights into the hidden code of life.

The Caltech team that created that instrument was led by a charismatic and controversial figure named Leroy “Lee” Hood, who was later brought by Bill Gates to work at the University of Washington in Seattle. Eight years later, he left the university to launch the Institute for Systems Biology, which was recently acquired by Providence Health & Services, a Seattle-based healthcare group ...

Veteran biotech journalist Luke Timmerman launches subscription news site

Luke Timmerman, a respected biotechnology journalist known for his past work at The Seattle Times and Xconomy, today launched a new subscription-based biotech news site, The Timmerman Report.

The debut comes as Timmerman puts the finishing touches on the book he has been writing about biotech pioneer Lee Hood ...

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