I didn’t have much time to read during the week and ended up staying home yesterday and finishing the list of saved articles in my Pocket account. Here are seven that are worth reading:
- CRISPR’s Quiet Revolutionary: A great profile of Emmanuelle Charpentier, a co-discoverer of CRISPR, one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of our time. [Nature]
- World’s most expensive medicine is a bust: Here is why. [MIT Technology Review]
- America’s Oxycontin Epidemic: Probably, one of the best series’ you are going to read on this topic. Kudos to the reporters who worked on this story. [Los Angeles Times]
- What was wrong with the much talked about piece on epigenetics in The New Yorker magazine? [Jerry Coyne]
- Above the law: A sherif with militia ties brings chaos to a West Texas community. [Texas Observer]
- The Debt Collection Lawsuit Machine: An investigation into how debt collectors use the courts, legal system and victimize those who don’t have the resources to fight back. [ProPublica]
- The world’s most ambitious “smart city” project: It is in New York City — the Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States will also be the most quantified and monitored. [Places Journal]
Here are a few pieces I wrote last week:
- Capital with a purpose.
- What Jony Ive said at the Met (Fashion) Gala.
- In New York, let a 1000 startups bloom.
- Shifting Values.
I am traveling next weekend and will be away for a few days with minimal access to the Internet. There will be no newsletter for the next two weekends.