Fierce celebrates Independence Day

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

When the founding fathers signed off on the Declaration of Independence 234 years ago, they had every reason to believe that the anniversary would go on to become a national celebration. This particular pursuit of Happiness will stretch over three days. And like Wall Street, we'll be taking off Monday to enjoy it to the max. We hope you do, too. Check back in bright and early Tuesday, though, when we'll start to post a new round of biotech news. - John Carroll (twitter | email)