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Ions may not have the homerun, but IONS is of a different sort. It’s pipeline is so loaded that it can continue to do what it does and continue to grow earnings. That is what a more mature biotech does, but that is what IONS is doing. If it creates shareholder value, more power to it.

I prefer a biotech, or any business at that matter, that can focus on a few, or even one thing, and do it better than anyone else. For IONS that means picking a few drugs and bring them wholly owned or 50% owned at least, to market, instead of brining 30 drugs to clinical and getting a small cut of each.

Different investing scenarios. My preference is the latter, if the former works for shareholders than so be it.

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