For his interview with Craig Venter (“GT All Stars,” p. 28), Ken Howard had the pleasure of spending an hour in a $6,000-a-night hotel suite in New York. Venter, who spent the night at the Four Seasons after speaking for the opening of the American Museum of Natural History’s genome exhibit, says he landed in the posh room by serendipity: The hotel had accidentally given away the $600 room Venter had reserved, so compensated him with the penthouse.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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