June 23, 2021

Startup Aims to Build a Big Business—and Transform Lives—by Curing Rare Diseases

Babies born with spinal muscular atrophy often live brief, heartbreaking lives. They miss key developmental milestones. They cry weakly. They can’t roll over. They never sit up on their own or feed themselves. The disease occurs when the body is starved of a protein so vital for movement that it’s literally called the “survival of motor neuron” protein, or SMN. You inherit two copies of […]

February 23, 2021

So, of course, it’s relocating to the energy capital

Elon Musk seemed strangely casual in dropping the biggest news to come out of Tesla’s virtual shareholder meeting on Thursday afternoon. Streaming from inside the so-called Gigafactory the company is building in southeastern Travis County, on a raised dais in front of a red-and-white-painted manufacturing assembly line, the billionaire announced that Tesla is moving its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to the Austin area. Musk—himself […]