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Vassar Street and Main Street, in the new world’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, would be a leading candidate.

According to the article published in Wired Magazine in November 2015 “when the Whitehead got too small for genomicist Eric Lander’s ambitions, he launched a flashier and brasher newcomer next door. The Broad Institute’s gargantuan gleaming glass lobby is filled with early gene-sequencing instruments. Its multimedia screens boast that this is one of the world’s largest gene-sequencing and research factories. The Broad’s strategy is different from that of the Whitehead; instead of concentrating a few in an ultra-exclusive bioclub, Broad bridges MIT, Harvard and most of the hospitals in Boston. Its 2,000 members extend outwards, partnering with tens of thousands of others globally. Those working at the Broad are not averse to commerce; its director alone helped to build Foundation Medicine, Verastem, Millennium, Fidelity Biosciences, Courtagen and Aclara among many other leading companies.

The sixth building on this extraordinary corner, Novartis, focuses on private research, and represents a huge migration from Basel in Switzerland towards the MIT campus, becoming Cambridge’s largest employer. Pfizer, Sanofi, Amgen, Biogen-Idec and hundreds of others cluster nearby. ”

Attracting the best and the brightest, one can change not just a city but the world.

 

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http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/11/ideas-bank/vassar-main-cambridge-massachusetts-innovaton

 

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