Biotech: Social Justice Matters

By: Steven Holtzman, President and CEO, Decibel Therapeutics Inc.

Trump’s ban on immigration and the notion of a religious test are deeply repugnant to the fundamental tenets and values of not only the United States but also the biotechnology industry. We are a science-based enterprise built on the belief that the quality of data, not the position of power, prestige or religious or other affiliation of their proponent, are the source of their authority.

Social exclusion is the moral equivalent of the exclusion of data because they contravene popular belief.

We cherish all–regardless of nationality, race, religious belief, sexual orientation or gender identification–who wish to join our industry’s battle to combat human disease and address unmet human needs.

Please see my earlier post on this topic here.