A Fatal Inheritance with Lawrence Ingrassia
Raising Health
by Lawrence Ingrassia, Vineeta Agarwala, Kris Tatiossian, Olivia Webb
11h ago
Lawrence Ingrassia, author and journalist, joins Vineeta Agarwala, general partner, and Kris Tatiossian, editorial lead at a16z Bio + Health.  Together, they discuss Larry's recently published book, A Fatal Inheritance: How A Family Misfortune Revealed A Deadly Medical Mystery. In the book, Larry recounts the story of the p53 cancer suppressor gene, also known as the “guardian of the genome.” Mutations in this gene, which can be inherited, remove a natural tumor defense, making it more likely for an individual to get cancer during their lifetime. He tells the story of the search for this ..read more
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Network Medicine with Jonathan Swerdlin and Mark Hyman
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by Mark Hyman, Jonathan Swerdlin, Vijay Pande, Olivia Webb, Kris Tatiossian, Daisy Wolf
1w ago
Jonathan Swerdlin, cofounder and CEO, and Mark Hyman, MD, cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of Function Health join Vijay Pande, general partner, and Daisy Wolf, investment partner of a16z Bio + Health. Together, they discuss their personal health journeys that led to founding Function, how they’re planning to scale Function, and what the future could look like ..read more
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Regulation as a Catalyst with Jonathan Bush and Chris Severn
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by Colin Rom, Chris Severn, Julie Yoo, Kris Tatiossian, Olivia Webb, Jonathan Bush
3w ago
Jonathan Bush, founder and CEO of Zus Health, and Chris Severn, cofounder and CEO of Turquoise Health, join Julie Yoo, general partner, and Colin Rom, head of public policy for a16z Bio + Health. We’ve long believed that regulatory change can be a catalyst for company creation. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris detail how that was true for them. They also outline a few key takeaways for founders hoping to leverage regulatory change themselves ..read more
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The Transformative Power of AI in Science with Pushmeet Kohli
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by Steph Smith, Vijay Pande, Pushmeet Kohli, Olivia Webb, Kris Tatiossian
3w ago
In this episode, originally recorded for the a16z Podcast, host Steph Smith interviews Pushmeet Kohli, DeepMind's VP of Research focused on AI for science. They are joined by a16z Bio + Health founding partner Vijay Pande. Together, they discuss AI at scale, and its power to transform science ..read more
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The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Chronis Manolis
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by Chronis Manolis, Will Shrank, Julie Yoo, Olivia Webb, Kris Tatiossian, Daisy Wolf
1M ago
Chronis Manolis, SVP and Chief Pharmacy Officer of UPMC Health Plan, joins Julie Yoo, general partner, Daisy Wolf, investment partner, and Will Shrank, venture partner, of a16z Bio + Health. Together, they discuss how payors and providers are thinking about anti-obesity medications, as well as pricing and prior authorization considerations.  This is the third episode in our series on the science and supply of GLP-1s. Listen to last week’s episode to hear from Brooke Boyarsky Pratt, founder and CEO of knownwell, about the importance of patient-centric medical homes. The week before, we spo ..read more
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The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Brooke Boyarsky Pratt
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by Brooke Boyarsky Pratt, Vineeta Agarwala, Kris Tatiossian, Olivia Webb
1M ago
Brooke Boyarsky Pratt, founder and CEO of knownwell, joins Vineeta Agarwala, general partner at a16z Bio + Health. Together, they talk about the value of obesity medicine practitioners, patient-centric medical homes, and how Brooke believes the metabolic health space will evolve over time. This is the second episode in our series on the science and supply of GLP-1s. Listen to last week's episode to hear from Carolyn Jasik, Chief Medical Officer at Omada Health, on GLP-1s from a clinical perspective ..read more
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The Intersection of Biotech x High Tech with Vineeta Agarwala
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by Luke Timmerman, Olivia Webb, Kris Tatiossian, Vineeta Agarwala
2M ago
Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhD, joins Luke Timmerman's The Long Run podcast on stage at the Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference. They discuss everything from AI for drug discovery to Vineeta's ongoing clinical work as a physician and how that influences her perspective ..read more
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AI in Pharmaceutical R&D with Kim Branson
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by Kim Branson, Olivia Webb, Kris Tatiossian, Vijay Pande
2M ago
Kim Branson, PhD, SVP and Global Head of AI and Machine Learning for GSK, joins Vijay Pande, founding partner at a16z Bio + Health. Together, they talk about how AI has improved drug discovery and development, as Kim walks through all the ways AI can be deployed in the lab. They also get into detail about what an ideal partner looks like and what kind of solution is attractive to a big biopharma, making this a particularly relevant episode for builders in biotech AI ..read more
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Unleashing CAR T with Carl June
Bio Eats World
by Carl June, Kris Tatiossian, Jorge Conde, Olivia Webb
2M ago
In this episode, Carl June, MD, pioneering immunologist and oncologist at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Jorge Conde, general partner at a16z Bio + Health. Together, they discuss Carl's work on CAR T, a remarkable story of the first use of CAR T in a pediatric patient, and Carl's take on where oncology treatments are headed next. Though this episode was originally published in September 2023, back when we were called Bio Eats World, we’re republishing it  during this year’s ASGCT conference, where the latest advances in cell and gene therapy—like what Carl describes—are shared and ..read more
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Longevity as a Health Asset with Tom Hale
Bio Eats World
by Tom Hale, Kris Tatiossian, Olivia Webb, Vijay Pande, Daisy Wolf
2M ago
Tom Hale, CEO of ŌURA, joins Vijay Pande, founding partner, and Daisy Wolf, investment partner at a16z Bio + Health. Together, they talk about the potential of wearables to change behavior, and how that can affect health. They also discuss how AI could maximize the usefulness of wearables and power the insights provided to wearers ..read more
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