HHMI’s President Robert Tjian on supporting life science in these times…

His open letter is here. I think Peter Thiel would be glad to see HHMI out there supporting life sciences…even as things get difficult.

Tjian makes the point that HHMI has agility and independence going for it. To that I would also add they also have a very strong dose of meritocracy.

Supporting the very best scientists is the key thing. Note how different that is from trying to forecast programmatic scientific success.