Pay attention only to politics and you might think 2017 was a parade of horribles, yet most Americans saw their living standards rise and business innovations are happening apace.
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Focusing on the long term is one of the first lessons that investors learn. It is an especially important thing to keep in mind in biotech. Read more here.
There has been enormous progress in addressing health problems in the developing world in the past 25 years and much more can be accomplished with greater involvement by major pharmaceutical companies and start-ups, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates tells Barron’s. Read more here.
From 1991 to 2015, the cancer death rate dropped about 1.5 percent a year, resulting in a total decrease of 26 percent — 2,378,600 fewer deaths than would have occurred had the rate remained at its peak. Read more here.
In early December, California-based Bolt Threads launched its latest product, a knitted hat. Read more here.
In one of the largest efforts to create human genetic data, a consortium of pharmaceutical companies led by the Tarrytown, N.Y.-based firm Regeneron Pharmaceuticals will sequence the genes of 500,000 volunteers from the United Kingdom. Read more here.