The author, Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs, MD, will read excerpts from her novel, Jonas Salk: A Life. The New York Times calls her biography “science writing at its best.” Book signings will take place after the reading. Read more at

“Kevin Kimberlin, founder and chairman of the advanced technology and medical innovation venture capital firm Spencer Trask & Co., joined Charlotte Jacobs, author of Jonas Salk: A Life, on a recent episode of Best Seller TV.”  Read more at

A Hero for Our Times. Wall Street sure could use a man like Spencer Trask right now. The financier, who overcame personal tragedies to help develop some of the 20th century’s most dazzling innovations, was nearly as unobtrusive as he was visionary. Read more at

Kevin Kimberlin and Joni Steele Kimberlin share a passion to make the world a better place. Here, in the second of our three-part series on powerful couples doing amazing things, we sit down with the pair that is influencing everything from female empowerment to the...

The biotech industry began in 1978 when the University of California applied for a patent on the gene for the human growth hormone. Since that filing nearly 20% of the 20,000-plus genes in our DNA have been patented. Read more at