Matthew Herper, Forbes Senior Editor, has covered science and medicine for Forbes since June 2000. He has authored or co-authored thousands of stories, including eight magazine cover stories and dozens of features. His 2011 cover on Bill Gates was a defense of humanity’s greatest achievements, the vaccine. Other stories have included a look at the government-driven boom in electronic medical records, a deep look at the drug industry’s innovation drought, and work tracking the resurgence of DNA sequencing technology as it begins to make its way from the laboratory and into the hospital. He has profiled Paul Allen, met dozens of prominent scientists, and written about every major pharmaceutical company. Herper is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.