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The Daily Beast launches new vertical ‘Hunt for the Cure’

November 1, 2017
BY Talking New Media

Today, the Daily Beast, an IAC company, launched a new vertical, Hunt for the Cure, aimed at uncovering the breakthroughs in medical research from scientists on a mission to understand and combat the world’s most intractable diseases. Exclusively sponsored by Pfizer in its first year, Hunt for the Cure will combine fast-paced story-telling, investigative journalism, and expert insight to examine the innovations that are revolutionizing global health. The Beast’s science editor, Tanya Basu—who previously oversaw science coverage for Inverse, a digital publication focused on the future of innovation, science, and culture—has been tapped to lead Hunt for the Cure, as well as define and grow The Beast’s broader extension into science coverage.

“Hunt for the Cure will take an optimistic, curious look at the groundbreaking techniques that scientists and doctors are using to solve medical issues and cure diseases. But it’s not going to be anything like traditional medical news,” said Tanya Basu, The Beast’s new science editor. “Instead, we’ll focus on storytelling, showcasing new techniques and methods that just might solve the diseases of our time.”

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