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Matt Herper's Most-Read Stories Of 2013

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Matt Herper's Most-Read Stories Of 2013

It’s the end of the year, and time to look back. With that in mind, Here are my most-read posts of 2013.

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.

The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs  - Another long tail: my piece from last year on the high cost of inventing new drugs.

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GLCs told to provide RM7 billion to develop Bumiputera firms

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(The Malaysian Insider) – Putrajaya has directed government-linked companies (GLC) to generate RM7 billion in business opportunities for Bumiputera firms this year, Prime Minister Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Raz ...
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Rafizi shows proof of Putrajaya’s hand in contentious carpet-trader loan

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Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli today revealed documents to prove Putrajaya interfered in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan to ‎controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan. Rafizi ( ...
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PAS MP claims Bank Rakyat loaned carpet-trader RM215m, interest free

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(Malay Mail Online) – Controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan (pic) was given a whopping RM215 million interest-free loan from state-owned Bank Rakyat, a PAS lawmaker alleged today, despite Putrajaya’s claims otherwise.... READ MORE ...
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MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

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Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

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(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar... READ MO ...
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Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

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Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

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Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

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