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South San Francisco biotech company Genentech invests in future scientists

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South San Francisco has long been known as the Industrial City, but now, its biggest industry is biotech. (KGO-TV)

South San Francisco has long been known as the Industrial City, but now its biggest industry is biotech. The city's biggest company in that field is betting big on the scientists of tomorrow.

Biotech is a field pioneered by the city's biggest employer, Genentech. And now, they're making another contribution.

In the city's cash-strapped school district, they're breaking ground on the Science Garage, a building for high school students to learn about biotech through labs and mentors.

In a district where just one in three students goes on to a four-year college, it gives teens something to shoot for, a job just up the road. Watch the video above fro Jonathan Bloom's full report.
Click here for more details on the project.

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