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Biotechnology executive Una Ryan believes everyone has the right to healthcare, says Technology Review's Emily Singer. As head of the nonprofit foundation Diagnostics for All, Ryan's goal is to provide access to healthcare and diagnostics in poor countries. To that end, her foundation is developing paper diagnostics — "cheap, portable, easy-to-manufacture tests that can be used in environments with few resources and little infrastructure," Singer says.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

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