Many patients suffering from cancer and other diseases have been arguing in favor of the need for speed when it comes to testing and trialling our way to effective drugs. And now, many in the medical community are listening. The NYT’s Gina Kolata on the new, faster way to try many drugs. “The studies of this new method, called basket studies because they lump together different kinds of cancer, are revolutionary, much smaller than the usual studies, and without control groups.”

+ A doctor in Italy says we’re only two years away from being able to graft a living person’s head onto a donor body. (I still have hope for decent abs.)