~20 min read · From 2016 · In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology.
6 min read · From 2019 · I've noticed that raising money for a biotech or other life science company in 2019 looks a lot like raising money for a tech company 10 years ago. Since then, fundamental forces caused fundraising…
5 min read · 2019-08-31 · Here’s what we learned after analyzing 1,227 biotech startup pitches. “I invested in biotech once, and it only took me 12 years…to lose all my money.” As venture capitalists investing in highly…
~13 min read · May 18th · Innovations in biotech, energy, and space could drive the next generation of prosperity—if we let it happen.
As we begin to limit and reverse aging, medical spending—currently 17.7 percent of GDP—will decline as we reduce illnesses associated with old age, leaving more resources for other pursuits. People will have longer productive lives.
2019-12-29 · Whether you're concerned about the state of the environment or are focused on your own health concerns, there are more than a few reasons to consider a plant-based diet. Eating Animals by Jonathan…
9 min read · 2020-03-17 · With YC's W20 Demo Day coming in at nearly 200 companies, we've decided to split our recap into multiple posts for easier reading. These are the Healthcare/Biotech, Fintech, and Non-profit companies.
5 min read · May 4th · Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of push-back from residents and regulatory complications.
Researchers and technicians working on the project will release bioengineered male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which don’t bite, to mate with the wild female population, responsible for biting prey and transmitting disease. The genetically engineered males carry a gene that passes to their offspring and kills female progeny in early larval stages.
The experiment, launched this week in the Florida Keys — over the objections of some local critics — tests a method for suppressing populations of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can carry diseases such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
1 min read · Jul 3rd · Bharat Biotech said its vaccine had an overall efficacy of 77.8% in Phase 3 trials, with 93.4% effectiveness against severe Covid-19, and provided 65.2% protection against the Delta variant.
Jun 14th · Small-time stock traders turned their attention to the biotech and healthcare sectors on Monday, lifting shares of some by as much as 10%, while the rally in stocks that were favored in recent weeks appeared to fade.
6 min read · 2019-08-09 · Much of Silicon Valley mythology is centered on the founder-as-hero narrative. But historically, scientific founders leading the charge for bio companies have been far less common. Developing new…
5 min read · 2020-03-13 · Before there were any cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in South Korea, one of the country's biotech firms had begun preparing to make testing kits to identify the disease.
~20 min read · From 2016 · In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of…