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Artificial intelligence

Tesla supplier Delta Electronics invests $7M in AI chip startup Kneron

2021-05-06 04:51:05 UTC

Tesla supplier Delta Electronics invests $7M in AI chip startup KneronDespite a persistent semiconductor shortage that is disrupting the global automotive industry, investors remain bullish on the chips used to power next-generation vehicles. Kneron, a startup that develops semiconductors to give devices artificial intelligence Read more at TechCrunch


This startup wants to bring clarity to the complex world of IVF

2021-05-05 13:00:10 UTC

This startup wants to bring clarity to the complex world of IVFAbout 180 million people globally suffer from infertility. In the United States, one in eight families have trouble conceiving. The statistics are only getting worse, as male infertility and miscarriages continue to increase. Alife Health, a San Francisco-bas Read more at TechCrunch


VIDEO: 'They revive' Cantinflas with artificial intelligence

2021-05-04 16:35:46 UTC

VIDEO: The campaign entitled "Soriana, that of all Mexicans" brought back one of the most important figures of the Golden Age of national cinema: Mario Moreno. Read more at Cinepremiere.com.mx


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Bioinformatics

A high-quality bonobo genome refines the analysis of hominid evolution

2021-05-05 00:00:00 UTC

A high-quality bonobo genome refines the analysis of hominid evolutionA high-quality bonobo genome assembly provides insights into incomplete lineage sorting in hominids and its relevance to gene evolution and the genetic relationship among living hominids. Read more at Nature.com


Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus data

2021-05-05 00:00:00 UTC

Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus dataGlobal South scientists say that an open-access movement led by wealthy nations deprives them of credit and undermines their efforts.
Read more at Nature.com


A high-quality bonobo genome refines the analysis of hominid evolution

2021-05-05 00:00:00 UTC

A high-quality bonobo genome refines the analysis of hominid evolutionA high-quality bonobo genome assembly provides insights into incomplete lineage sorting in hominids and its relevance to gene evolution and the genetic relationship among living hominids. Read more at Nature.com


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Genomics

New bonobo genome fine tunes great ape evolution studies

2021-05-05 16:33:10 UTC

New bonobo genome fine tunes great ape evolution studiesChimpanzees and bonobos diverged comparatively recently in great ape evolutionary history. They split into different species about 1.7 million years ago. Some of the distinctions between chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and bonobo (Pan paniscus) lineages have bee Read more at Phys.Org


Rising Indian variant B.1.617 responsible for case surge

2021-05-05 18:01:49 UTC

Rising Indian variant B.1.617 responsible for case surgeAn analysis by Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), which assessed more than 3,500 samples as on May 4, reveals that 1,877 samples were of the UK variant and 1,527 of the Indian variant. Read more at The Times of India


Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus data

2021-05-05 00:00:00 UTC

Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus dataGlobal South scientists say that an open-access movement led by wealthy nations deprives them of credit and undermines their efforts.
Read more at Nature.com


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Genetics

The CEO of cannabis giant Aurora explains why he's laser focused on plant genetics and predicts a 'Monsanto' of cannabis will emerge

2021-05-03 12:30:00 UTC

The CEO of cannabis giant Aurora explains why heSummary List PlacementAurora Cannabis CEO Miguel Martin thinks the cannabis industry, and those who pay close attention to it, aren't talking enough about the value of plant genetics. "There's going to be a cannabis company that looks more like Monsanto," Mar Read more at Business Insider


Genetics of Psychic Ability

2021-05-05 11:25:31 UTC

Genetics of Psychic AbilityMy jaw just about hit the floor when I read this paper. It is commonly believed that psychic ability, like many mental and physical traits, runs in families. This suggests the presence of a genetic component. If such a component were found, it would constitut Read more at Marginalrevolution.com


We may not need all those fancy disinfecting robots after all

2021-05-02 10:00:00 UTC

We may not need all those fancy disinfecting robots after allAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, those fortunate enough to be fully vaccinated and live in countries with declining case counts are now beginning to imagine a future without COVID-19. Whether or not that future will include the disinfecting robo Read more at Mashable


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GWAS

23andMes Huge Covid-19 Study Draws Links Between the Virus and Our Genetics

2021-05-04 14:00:17 UTC

23andMes Huge Covid-19 Study Draws Links Between the Virus and Our GeneticsLast spring, in a race against Covid-19, 23andMe launched an ambitious study to answer a question on everyones minds: whos likely to get sick, or to get very sick? And being 23andMe, they hunted for a genetic factor. We got answers last week. People with th Read more at Singularity Hub


Has GWAS lost its status as a paragon of open science?

2021-05-03 14:00:00 UTC

placeholder imgGenomic research led the way in open science a tradition continued by genome-wide association studies through the sharing of materials, results and data. Coordinated quality control procedures also contributed to robust findings. But this Perspective arti Read more at Plos.org


Global Wealth Advisors Expands Nationally with Pittsburgh Office

2021-05-05 15:54:06 UTC

Global Wealth Advisors Expands Nationally with Pittsburgh OfficeDALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #financialplanning--Global Wealth Advisors, an RIA with offices throughout Texas, announces national expansion with addition of Gerard Longo in Pittsburgh office. Read more at Business Wire


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Data science

Personalized nutrition startup Zoe closes out Series B at $53M

2021-05-04 14:30:42 UTC

Personalized nutrition startup Zoe closes out Series B at $53MPersonalized nutrition startup Zoe named not for a person but after the Greek word for life has topped up its Series B round with $20M, bringing the total raised to $53M. The latest close of the B round was led by Ahren Innovation Capital, which the sta Read more at TechCrunch


Pay what you want for this comprehensive Python training bundle

2021-05-03 04:00:00 UTC

Pay what you want for this comprehensive Python training bundleTL;DR: As of May 3, you can pay what you want for the Advanced Python Masterclass and Automation Training Bundle. Easy to read, write, and most importantly, learn, Python is truly the ultimate beginner-friendly programming language. For those just dipping th Read more at Mashable


Natural Radio Signals Detected in Venuss Atmosphere

2021-05-04 17:30:00 UTC

Natural Radio Signals Detected in Venuss AtmosphereDuring its third flyby of Venus, NASAs Parker Solar Probe recorded natural radio emissions from within the Venusian atmosphere. The finding is confirmation that Venuss upper atmosphere undergoes major changes in accordance with the Suns 11-year cycle, prov Read more at Gizmodo.com


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Population genetics

Genetics of Psychic Ability

2021-05-05 11:25:31 UTC

Genetics of Psychic AbilityMy jaw just about hit the floor when I read this paper. It is commonly believed that psychic ability, like many mental and physical traits, runs in families. This suggests the presence of a genetic component. If such a component were found, it would constitut Read more at Marginalrevolution.com


Genetically Modified Mosquitos: Biohacking for Disease Prevention

2021-05-03 14:00:10 UTC

Genetically Modified Mosquitos: Biohacking for Disease PreventionMany years ago, I took a summer trip to the Maryland shore with some friends. One of my buddies and I got bored with playing football on the beach, so we decided to take a hike on one of the many t Read more at Hackaday


New, almost non-destructive archaeogenetic sampling method developed

2021-05-05 19:22:52 UTC

New, almost non-destructive archaeogenetic sampling method developedAn Austrian-American research team (University of Vienna, Department Evolutionary Anthropology and Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics), in collaboration of Hungarian experts from Etvs Lornd University, has developed a new method that allows the Read more at Phys.Org


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Inheritance

'It's my home': the island activist who forced German climate action - Reuters

2021-05-05 08:36:00 UTC

If the North Sea island of Pellworm vanishes beneath the waves it will take with it the 300-year-old family farm of Sophie Backsen, 22, who last week won a court judgment forcing Germany to take swifter action to combat climate change. Read more at Reuters


8 ways to prepare for the Biden tax hike, according to the world's largest wealth manager

2021-05-04 15:33:27 UTC

8 ways to prepare for the Biden tax hike, according to the worldSummary List PlacementTax hikes are probably on the horizon as President Joe Biden's infrastructure package begins its slow march to becoming law. Of course, not every provision may end up in the final package. But it is pretty likely, according to Morgan Sta Read more at Business Insider


NewsWatch: A 10% drop or at least a pause could be looming for the S&P 500. Take shelter in these sectors, says veteran strategist

2021-05-03 16:00:06 UTC

NewsWatch: A 10% drop or at least a pause could be looming for the S&P 500. Take shelter in these sectors, says veteran strategistSell in May and go away? How about 'curb your enthusiasm,' says our call of the day from Stifel.
Read more at MarketWatch


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Bioinformatics AI

Deep Genomics Appoints Jeffrey M. Brown, Ph.D., Vice President of Preclinical Research

2021-05-03 13:10:22 UTC

Deep Genomics Appoints Jeffrey M. Brown, Ph.D., Vice President of Preclinical ResearchTORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #AI--Deep Genomics Appoints Jeffrey M. Brown, Ph.D., Vice President of Preclinical Research
Read more at Business Wire


EchelonDx and Cradle Genomics Join Forces to Accelerate Development of Comprehensive Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnostic Products

2021-05-03 12:08:36 UTC

EchelonDx and Cradle Genomics Join Forces to Accelerate Development of Comprehensive Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnostic ProductsRENO, Nev. & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #NIPD--Echelon Diagnostics and Cradle Genomics join forces to accelerate the development of Cradles innovative cellular-based NIPD products. Read more at Business Wire


Lantern Pharma Inc. (LTRN) CEO Panna Sharma on Q1 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2021-05-04 05:45:43 UTC

Lantern Pharma Inc. (LTRN) CEO Panna Sharma on Q1 2021 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptLantern Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRN) Q1 2021 Earnings Conference Call May 3, 2021 4:30 PM ETCompany RepresentativesPanna Sharma - President, Chief Executive OfficerDavid Margrave - Chief... Read more at Seeking Alpha


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Precision medicine

Myriad Genetics Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Myriad Autoimmunes Vectra Testing Business to Labcorp - Yahoo Finance

2021-05-03 11:05:00 UTC

Myriad Genetics Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Myriad Autoimmunes Vectra Testing Business to Labcorp - Yahoo FinanceSALT LAKE CITY, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, announced that it ... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


Health briefs: IIT Mandi researchers invent method to study variations in brain characteristics associated with lschemic stroke

2021-05-05 06:48:28 UTC

Health briefs: IIT Mandi researchers invent method to study variations in brain characteristics associated with lschemic strokeThe CUVIS Joint robotic system at SaiShree Hospital, Aundh enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision even during the most complex procedures and difficult cases. Read more at The Indian Express


Editas Medicine, Inc. (EDIT) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

2021-05-05 20:30:41 UTC

Editas Medicine, Inc. (EDIT) Q1 2021 Earnings Call TranscriptEDIT earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2021.
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Health

How to Access Lower-Cost Mental Health Counseling at CVS

2021-05-02 17:00:00 UTC

How to Access Lower-Cost Mental Health Counseling at CVSEven before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there were countless people across the country who, for a variety of reasons, werent able to get the mental health help they needed. Now, after more than a year of economic, physical, psychological and emotional hardshi Read more at Lifehacker.com


4 strategies for building a digital health unicorn

2021-05-05 14:15:33 UTC

4 strategies for building a digital health unicornThe influx of capital to healthcare shouldn't be surprising; the pandemic made it clear that digital health is the future. But building a healthcare unicorn requires founders who are long on vision. Read more at TechCrunch


Indian Health Service Settles Dispute Over Care in New Mexico

2021-05-02 09:00:10 UTC

Indian Health Service Settles Dispute Over Care in New MexicoThe federal agency agreed to postpone for a year its proposal to cut service at a hospital serving 9,100 tribal citizens.
Read more at New York Times


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Technology

Ford, BMW lead Solid Powers $130M Series B round

2021-05-03 20:59:11 UTC

Ford, BMW lead Solid Powers $130M Series B roundSolid state battery systems have long been considered the next breakthrough in battery technology, with multiple startups vying to be the first to commercialization. Automakers have been some of the top investors in the technology, each of them seeking the ed Read more at TechCrunch


Shift Technology raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation to fight insurance fraud with AI

2021-05-06 06:37:50 UTC

Shift Technology raises $220M at a $1B+ valuation to fight insurance fraud with AIWhile insurance providers continue to get disrupted by startups like Lemonade, Alan, Clearcover, Pie and many others applying tech to rethink how to build a business around helping people and companies mitigate against risks with some financial security, one Read more at TechCrunch


India grants approval for 5G trials, avoids Chinese firms

2021-05-04 12:07:32 UTC

India grants approval for 5G trials, avoids Chinese firmsIndian telecom ministry on Tuesday said it has granted several telecom service providers permission to conduct a six-month trial for the use and application of 5G technology in the country. New Delhi has granted approval to over a dozen firmspanning multiple Read more at TechCrunch


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Scientific publications

Scientific success by numbers

2021-05-03 00:00:00 UTC

Scientific success by numbersBig data bibliometrics must take into account qualitative analyses of research as a social institution, rooted in history, economics and politics. Read more at Nature.com


Researchers checked bugs into the Linux kernel to see if they'd get noticed. The bugs got through. Their uni got banned.

2021-05-03 17:44:42 UTC

Researchers checked bugs into the Linux kernel to see if theyResearchers at the University of Minnesota checked deliberately bugulent code to the Linux kernel [PDF] to demonstrate how a malicious actor might slip past the open-source review process. They were successful, but at what cost: the extraordinarily hostile an Read more at Boing Boing


Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus data

2021-05-05 00:00:00 UTC

Why some researchers oppose unrestricted sharing of coronavirus dataGlobal South scientists say that an open-access movement led by wealthy nations deprives them of credit and undermines their efforts.
Read more at Nature.com


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