Sean Parker takes on cancer

THE SHORT: “$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer”

by Ariana Eunjung Cha (The Washington Post)

Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists — who often are in competition with each other — to join forces and unify their research targets.

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THE LONG: “Inside the Nondescript Building Where Trillions Trade Each Day”

by Matthew Leising and Annie Massa (Bloomberg)

The 49 different exchanges that lease space at this data center sent a record 9.6 million messages per second through its fiber-optic cables in February. Every day, electronic trades representing trillions of dollars’ worth of equities, derivatives, currencies, and fixed-income assets pass under this roof. This is NY4. This is where Wall Street actually transacts.

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