Drug maker ‘will make $21bn from treating cystic fibrosis’

Vertex is accused of raking in vast profits while making Orkambi unaffordable to NHS A US company, which is refusing to drop its price for the life-changing cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi to make it affordable to NHS England, is set to make $21bn (£17bn)…

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We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

Cutting carbon from transport and energy ‘not enough’ IPCC findsAttempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week.A leaked draft of a report…

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Future imperfect: the robots and mind-reading apps remaking our world | Alex Hern

Technology is spying on us and machines are developing human voices. But it’s not all a weird cyberpunk dystopiaTechnology changes so fast that our lives are radically different from even a decade ago, yet slowly enough that sometimes we don’t even not…

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink unveils effort to build implant that can read your mind

Startup plans to use small ‘threads’ to detect neuron activityMusk claims tests already show ‘monkey can control computer with its brain’ Elon Musk’s secretive “brain-machine interface” startup, Neuralink, stepped out of the shadows on Tuesday evening,…

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Only big fines will change how the auditors audit

Splitting a firm’s audit and consulting functions has merit but only large penalties will affect proper change•Watchdog finds work of Patisserie Valerie auditor unacceptableThis time last year the Financial Reporting Council tried to read the riot act …

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