How Vaccines Have Changed Our World In One Graphic - This was a graphic I saw on Facebook. Many thanks to Leon Farrant for creating the image and giving me permission to use it.
ObamaCare Raises Health Insurance Premiums, Especially For The Young A recent write-up of a study by Richard Evans that directionally confirms the work of my Forbes colleague Avik Roy.
How Vinegar Could Save 73,000 Women A Year From Cancer I’m pretty proud of this write-up, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology cancer meeting, on a trial of a technique for treating cervical cancer.
This Protein Could Change Biotech Forever Probably my favorite of the stories here: the story of CRISPR-Cas9, a new tool for genetic engineering. Many of the scientists in this story went on to form Editas Medicine, a hot new biotech company with $43 million in venture funding.
No, This Is Not How The Human Face Might Look In 100,000 Years - This was just written as a quick corrective.
How Two Guys From Queens Are Changing Drug Discovery - My most-read story from the Forbes print edition this year: the story of how Regeneron became a biotech player, along with some excitement over drug targets based on new findings from human genetics.
The Cost Of Creating A New Drug Now $5 Billion, Pushing Big Pharma To Change - An update of a story from last year. I’m fascinated by how much it costs to develop a medicine, and by whether we can bring those costs down.
Here Is How We Know Gardasil Has Not Killed 100 People - This is not a story I wrote this year. But it did most of its traffic this year. People keep reading it, either to use it as evidence that vaccines are safe or to argue with its thesis.
Seven Dangerous Myths About Weight Loss — Or Are They Little White Lies? A quick take on a New England Journal of Medicine study.
Four Ways Katie Couric Stacked The Deck Against Gardasil - More on Gardasil. I like this one.