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Artificial intelligence

Fact-Checkers Are Scrambling to Fight Disinformation With AI

2023-02-01 13:00:00 UTC

Fact-Checkers Are Scrambling to Fight Disinformation With AIBad actors use artificial intelligence to propagate falsehoods and upset elections, but the same tools can be repurposed to defend the truth. Read more at Wired


Artifact is an AI-driven news aggregation app from the creators of Instagram

2023-01-31 18:05:44 UTC

Artifact is an AI-driven news aggregation app from the creators of InstagramAfter a few years of staying mostly under the radar, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are back with a new project. It’s an app called Artifact, a name Systrom told Platformer’s Casey Newton is designed to evoke the project’s three te… Read more at Engadget


We asked the new AI to do some simple rocket science. It crashed and burned

2023-02-02 10:00:42 UTC

We asked the new AI to do some simple rocket science. It crashed and burnedComputers traditionally excel at rocketry, so why do new artificial intelligence programs get it wrong?
Read more at NPR


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Bioinformatics

Dodo De-Extinction: How Scientists Plan to Resurrect an Iconic Species - CNET

2023-02-01 21:30:02 UTC

Dodo De-Extinction: How Scientists Plan to Resurrect an Iconic Species - CNETThe dodo's demise was caused by humans. Now scientists think they can bring the bird back. Should they?
Read more at CNET


Could Africa be the future for genomics research?

2023-01-31 00:00:00 UTC

Could Africa be the future for genomics research?Funds for a major genomics programme in Africa will run dry this year. A chance to address global inequity in health-related genomics by building on the success of this initiative must not be missed. Read more at Nature.com


Via Scientific, Inc., A New Cambridge Based Technology and AI Company Emerges from Stealth and Launches Groundbreaking Multi-Omics Analytics Platform

2023-02-02 16:00:00 UTC

Via Scientific, Inc., A New Cambridge Based Technology and AI Company Emerges from Stealth and Launches Groundbreaking Multi-Omics Analytics PlatformVia Scientific, Inc., a new Cambridge based technology and AI company, is proud to announce the launch of Foundry, a multi-omics accelerator platform focused... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


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Genomics

Could Africa be the future for genomics research?

2023-01-31 00:00:00 UTC

Could Africa be the future for genomics research?Funds for a major genomics programme in Africa will run dry this year. A chance to address global inequity in health-related genomics by building on the success of this initiative must not be missed. Read more at Nature.com


Scientists Launch Project to 'De-Extinct' the Dodo, Reintroduce to Natural Habitat

2023-01-31 14:00:00 UTC

Scientists Launch Project to Scientists and Colossal Biosciences want to reverse-engineer and "de-extinct" the iconic bird centuries after it was wiped out.
Read more at Vice News


Quarterly Business Update – December 2022; Sixth Consecutive ... - BioSpace

2023-01-31 04:15:15 UTC

placeholder imgGenetic Technologies Limited, a global leader in guidance-driven genomics-based tests in health, wellness and serious diseases releases its Quarterly business update for the quarter ended 31 December 2022. Read more at BioSpace


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Genetics

Reviewers: intercept weaponization of genetics

2023-01-31 00:00:00 UTC

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Read more at Nature.com


Cow Burps Have a Big Climate Impact. Solving That is Harder than You’d Think

2023-02-01 12:00:26 UTC

Cow Burps Have a Big Climate Impact. Solving That is Harder than You’d ThinkThere's so much we don't know about cutting methane emissions from cows, and that is the main problem, writes Joseph W. McFadden.
Read more at Time


Depression treatments haven't changed much in decades. Here are the promising new drugs that could be more precise, work faster, and help more people.

2023-02-02 16:43:38 UTC

Depression treatments havenA new generation of treatments promises to help more people with depression.
Read more at Business Insider


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GWAS

Could Africa be the future for genomics research?

2023-01-31 00:00:00 UTC

Could Africa be the future for genomics research?Funds for a major genomics programme in Africa will run dry this year. A chance to address global inequity in health-related genomics by building on the success of this initiative must not be missed. Read more at Nature.com


Human-specific genetics: new tools to explore the molecular and cellular basis of human evolution

2023-02-03 00:00:00 UTC

Human-specific genetics: new tools to explore the molecular and cellular basis of human evolutionIn this Review, the authors discuss our latest understanding of evolutionary genetic changes that are specific to humans, which might endow uniquely human traits and capabilities. They describe how new cellular and molecular approaches are helping to decipher… Read more at Nature.com


NCCHD in Japan Demonstrates Improved Diagnostics Rate for Rare Disease Diagnostics Using OmniTier's CompStor® Genomic Analysis Platform

2023-02-02 13:51:00 UTC

NCCHD in Japan Demonstrates Improved Diagnostics Rate for Rare Disease Diagnostics Using OmniTierBenchmark WES re-analysis study with OmniTier's AI-based variant interpretation platform achieves around a 42% diagnostics rate, a 7% improvement in the average rate for diagnosing rare diseases SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cent… Read more at PRNewswire


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Data science

NASA partners with IBM to build AI foundation models to advance climate science

2023-02-01 11:00:00 UTC

NASA partners with IBM to build AI foundation models to advance climate scienceNASA and IBM are developing new AI foundation models to analyze geospatial satellite data to understand and take action on climate change.
Read more at VentureBeat


IBM and NASA Join Hands to Extract Insights from Earth Observations Using AI Technology - AZoRobotics

2023-02-02 13:11:00 UTC

IBM and NASA Join Hands to Extract Insights from Earth Observations Using AI Technology - AZoRobotics

  1. IBM and NASA Join Hands to Extract Insights from Earth Observations Using AI Technology  AZoRobotics
  2. NASA partners with IBM to build AI foundation models to advance climate science  VentureBeat
  3. IBM and NASA team up to advance clima… Read more at AZoRobotics


    We asked the new AI to do some simple rocket science. It crashed and burned

    2023-02-02 10:00:42 UTC

    We asked the new AI to do some simple rocket science. It crashed and burnedComputers traditionally excel at rocketry, so why do new artificial intelligence programs get it wrong?
    Read more at NPR


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    Population genetics

    Cow Burps Have a Big Climate Impact. Solving That is Harder than You’d Think

    2023-02-01 12:00:26 UTC

    Cow Burps Have a Big Climate Impact. Solving That is Harder than You’d ThinkThere's so much we don't know about cutting methane emissions from cows, and that is the main problem, writes Joseph W. McFadden.
    Read more at Time


    Genomic methods aid study of Seattle 2017-2022 Shigella outbreak

    2023-02-01 13:43:55 UTC

    Genomic methods aid study of Seattle 2017-2022 Shigella outbreakA genomic study of a sustained, multidrug-resistant Shigellosis outbreak in Seattle from 2017 to 2022 enabled scientists to retrace its origin and spread. Additional analysis of the gut pathogen and its transmission patterns helped direct approaches to testin… Read more at Science Daily


    Could Africa be the future for genomics research?

    2023-01-31 00:00:00 UTC

    Could Africa be the future for genomics research?Funds for a major genomics programme in Africa will run dry this year. A chance to address global inequity in health-related genomics by building on the success of this initiative must not be missed. Read more at Nature.com


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    Inheritance

    Out With the Kibble and In With the Steak. The World's Richest Dog Has a Net Worth of $400 Million – And a New Netflix Docuseries Too

    2023-01-31 23:40:00 UTC

    Out With the Kibble and In With the Steak. The World'Gunther's Millions' is set to unpack the pooch's mysterious fortune and what those around him have done with his inheritance.
    Read more at Entrepreneur


    Should we make deadly mosquitos extinct?

    2023-01-31 20:03:00 UTC

    Should we make deadly mosquitos extinct?Mosquitos kill 700,000 people a year, more than any other animal. This video explores the use of gene-editing technology to eliminate the most dangerous species of mosquitoes. The goal would be to stop the spread of deadly diseases, but there are concerns abo… Read more at Boing Boing


    New Zealand FA ‘shocked’ by reports of Women’s World Cup Saudi sponsorship

    2023-02-01 17:42:22 UTC

    New Zealand FA ‘shocked’ by reports of Women’s World Cup Saudi sponsorship

    • Co-hosts ‘not consulted’ over reported deal with Visit Saudi
    • NZ and Australia both call on Fifa to ‘urgently clarify’ situation
    Australian and New Zealand football’s governing bodies have said they are “shocked and disappointed” by re… Read more at The Guardian


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    Bioinformatics AI

    Via Scientific, Inc., A New Cambridge Based Technology and AI Company Emerges from Stealth and Launches Groundbreaking Multi-Omics Analytics Platform

    2023-02-02 16:00:00 UTC

    Via Scientific, Inc., A New Cambridge Based Technology and AI Company Emerges from Stealth and Launches Groundbreaking Multi-Omics Analytics PlatformVia Scientific, Inc., a new Cambridge based technology and AI company, is proud to announce the launch of Foundry, a multi-omics accelerator platform focused... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


    ChatGPT sparks debate on how to design student assignments now

    2023-01-31 08:00:00 UTC

    ChatGPT sparks debate on how to design student assignments nowImage:  Is an ice cream sandwich a sandwich? How about a sushi roll, chicken wrap or sloppy joe? These were some of the prompts included in a classification and model-building assignment in the fall 2022 Knowledge-Based AI course that David Joyner taught at … Read more at Inside Higher Ed


    Eight incredible research projects underway at UTSA's new San ... - UTSA

    2023-02-02 18:19:14 UTC

    Eight incredible research projects underway at UTSAEight incredible research projects underway at UTSA's new San ...  UTSA
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    Precision medicine

    In Potential Breakthrough, Dutch Study Shows How Use Of a “DNA Medication Pass” Can Significantly Reduce Adverse Events

    2023-02-03 22:31:15 UTC

    In Potential Breakthrough, Dutch Study Shows How Use Of a “DNA Medication Pass” Can Significantly Reduce Adverse EventsResearchers at the Leiden University Medical Center developed a “DNA medication pass” that connects a patient’s genetic profile to drugs of which it’s been shown that metabolic processing is influenced by DNA. Scanning the pass enables doctors to know what a … Read more at Forbes


    Trialing precision medicine for type 2 diabetes

    2023-02-03 00:00:00 UTC

    Trialing precision medicine for type 2 diabetesA study prospectively evaluating a stratified approach to selecting treatment heralds a new era of precision medicine for type 2 diabetes, which should incorporate ongoing discovery, social determinants of health and healthcare transformation. Read more at Nature.com


    Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

    2023-01-31 23:20:00 UTC

    Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), the leader in precision genetic medicine for rare diseases... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


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    Health

    Nick Kyrgios pleads guilty to assault of ex-girlfriend

    2023-02-03 03:57:35 UTC

    Nick Kyrgios pleads guilty to assault of ex-girlfriendThe Australian tennis star lost a bid to have the case dismissed on mental health grounds.
    Read more at BBC News


    Case of Mad Cow Disease Reported in the Netherlands

    2023-02-01 17:40:00 UTC

    Case of Mad Cow Disease Reported in the NetherlandsA case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy—more colorfully known as mad cow disease—has been detected on a farm in the Netherlands. It’s the first time that an infected cow has been reported in the country in over a decade. Authorities say the cow should not … Read more at Gizmodo.com


    Women’s heart health issues & taboos related to reproductive health - Global News

    2023-02-02 02:24:18 UTC

    Women’s heart health issues & taboos related to reproductive health - Global NewsWomen’s heart health issues & taboos related to reproductive health  Global NewsView Full Coverage on Google News
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    Technology

    China says it is 'deeply concerned' about reports of the latest US clampdown on Huawei

    2023-01-31 09:59:36 UTC

    China says it is China has hit back after reports that Washington is moving to further restrict sales of American technology to Huawei.
    Read more at CNN


    Google poised to release chatbot technology after ChatGPT success

    2023-02-03 14:13:59 UTC

    Google poised to release chatbot technology after ChatGPT successAlphabet CEO says company well positioned in AI field, as analysts say ChatGPT has reached 100m usersGoogle is to make its chatbot technology available to the public in “the coming weeks and months” as it responds to the success of ChatGPT, a Microsoft-backed… Read more at The Guardian


    SimpliSafe's Newest Indoor Camera Puts Emphasis on Security - CNET

    2023-02-02 18:33:00 UTC

    SimpliSafeThe wireless indoor camera has a built-in siren and smart detection technology that triggers it in response to unusual or suspicious activity. Read more at CNET


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    Scientific publications

    Academia’s culture of overwork almost broke me, so I’m working to undo it

    2023-01-31 00:00:00 UTC

    Academia’s culture of overwork almost broke me, so I’m working to undo itFor young immigrant women like me, the pressures of early career research are even greater than for most. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more at Nature.com


    Dictating the Desert: Plants and settlers in a new mythology of Arizona

    2023-02-01 18:14:24 UTC

    Dictating the Desert: Plants and settlers in a new mythology of ArizonaPlants and settlers take root in a new mythology of Arizona.
    Read more at Laphamsquarterly.org


    Kevin D’Amour, PhD, Joins Stemson Therapeutics as Chief Scientific Officer

    2023-02-01 17:10:35 UTC

    Kevin D’Amour, PhD, Joins Stemson Therapeutics as Chief Scientific OfficerSAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #stemson--Stemson Therapeutics, a private biotechnology company developing an iPSC-derived autologous cell therapy to regenerate healthy hair follicles, announced today that Kevin D’Amour, a veteran cell therapy development expert… Read more at Business Wire


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