San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood was supposed to be a thicket of biotech. What went wrong?

These are boom times for San Francisco's Mission Bay. But biotech has largely been left out of the party.
The construction site for the Channel Mission Bay housing development is seen in March 2012. Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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SAN FRANCISCO — These are boom times for Mission Bay, a neighborhood on the water on the eastern edge of this city, due south of the bustling financial district. The Golden State Warriors will soon start playing in a shiny new arena. Dropbox picked the for its new space.

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