Listen: Remembering STAT’s Sharon Begley

How do monkeys and Microsoft Word explain CRISPR? What does it mean to be “the Meryl Streep of journalism”? And who had more jobs: the LRRK2 kinase or Jared Kushner?

We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. We’re spending this entire episode remembering Sharon Begley, our revered and beloved colleague who died last week from complications of lung cancer. First, STAT’s Eric Boodman joins us to discuss Sharon’s path-breaking career and what he learned from reporting out her obituary. Then, a trio of STAT editors call in to talk about what it was like to work with Sharon, and we hear from number of her colleagues about what made her a singular writer, mentor, officemate, and friend.

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