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Artificial intelligence

This is How Technology Will Solve Chronic Pain

2020-09-16 21:20:00 UTC

This is How Technology Will Solve Chronic PainArtificial intelligence is already innovating in many industries. It's time to use AI to transform pain relief.
Read more at Entrepreneur


Andbox utilizing AI, analytics to complete new Valorant team - Reuters

2020-09-17 23:49:00 UTC

Andbox utilizing AI, analytics to complete new Valorant team - ReutersAndbox announced it is entering the Valorant esports scene with a team that will compete under the organization's New York banner and use artificial intelligence and analytics to help complete the roster. Read more at Reuters


Telefonica partners with Japan's Rakuten to develop open 5G network - Reuters UK

2020-09-16 10:18:00 UTC

Telefonica partners with JapanSpain's Telefonica has signed a pact with Japan's Rakuten to develop a 5G radio network system that uses an open platform and artificial intelligence, the companies said on Wednesday. Read more at Reuters


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Bioinformatics

How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answer

2020-09-17 12:50:26 UTC

How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answerHow did the novel coronavirus get transferred from animals to humans? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.
Read more at ABC News


Scientists predict economically important traits of crops

2020-09-18 04:00:00 UTC

Scientists predict economically important traits of cropsResearchers developed a new mathematical model to predict economic performance of crops. It can assist the breeders to obtain the plants with the highest possible quality. Read more at EurekAlert


Reprogrammingroadmap reveals route tohuman induced trophoblast stem cells

2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

Reprogrammingroadmap reveals route tohuman induced trophoblast stem cellsSingle-cell transcriptomics roadmap of human dermal fibroblasts reprogrammed to primed and naive pluripotency reveals a route for the direct reprogramming of somatic cells into induced trophoblast stem cells. Read more at Nature.com


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Genomics

Ansa Biotechnologies wants to usher in a new era of DNA manufacturing

2020-09-17 12:33:59 UTC

Ansa Biotechnologies wants to usher in a new era of DNA manufacturingDaniel Arlow has spent the last eighteen years studying genomics and synthetic biology. The arc of his career has taken the first-time founder of the new startup Ansa Biotechnologies from MIT to the famous Keasling Lab at the University of California at Berke Read more at TechCrunch


Population genomics of the Viking world

2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

Population genomics of the Viking worldAncient DNA analyses reveal that Viking Age migrations from Scandinavia resulted in differential influxes of ancestry to different parts of Europe, and the increased presence of non-local ancestry within Scandinavia. Read more at Nature.com


How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answer

2020-09-17 12:50:26 UTC

How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answerHow did the novel coronavirus get transferred from animals to humans? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.
Read more at ABC News


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Genetics

Friedrich Miescher discovered DNA in 1869, a century before Watson and Crick

2020-09-17 11:34:23 UTC

Friedrich Miescher discovered DNA in 1869, a century before Watson and CrickIn 1869, the young Swiss biochemist Friedrich Miescher discovered the molecule we now refer to as DNA, developing techniques for its extraction. In this paper we explain why his name is all but forgotten, and his role in the history of genetics is mostly over Read more at National Institutes of Health


What is new in behavioral genetics?

2020-09-17 05:05:43 UTC

What is new in behavioral genetics?Here is an excellent conceptual survey article by K. Paige Harden, it goes well beyond the usual. Hard to summarize, but here are two good bits: An early study using a DNA-based method estimated the heritability of height to be80%,and it noted that this res Read more at Marginalrevolution.com


Daily briefing: Genes map how the Vikings spread across Europe

2020-09-18 00:00:00 UTC

Daily briefing: Genes map how the Vikings spread across EuropeGenetics reveals which Vikings went where during the influential Viking Age. Plus, how to get a COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it most and what happens when you read a paper every single day. Read more at Nature.com


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GWAS

An integrated personal and population-based Egyptian genome reference

2020-09-18 00:00:00 UTC

An integrated personal and population-based Egyptian genome referenceNorth Africans are underrepresented in current genome-wide data sets. Here, the authors provide an Egyptian genome reference, consisting of de novo assembly of the genome of an Egyptian individual and genome-wide genetic variation from a representative cohort Read more at Nature.com


Polygenic risk for autism spectrum disorder associates with anger recognition in a neurodevelopment-focused phenome-wide scan of unaffected youths from a population-based cohort

2020-09-17 18:09:06 UTC

Polygenic risk for autism spectrum disorder associates with anger recognition in a neurodevelopment-focused phenome-wide scan of unaffected youths from a population-based cohortAuthor summary Large-scale genetic studies have identified many regions of the genome associated with autism spectrum disorder that are considered common in the general population. We investigated how the additive effects of these genetic variations associate Read more at Plos.org


The qBED track: a novel genome browser visualization for point processes

2020-09-17 00:00:00 UTC

The qBED track: a novel genome browser visualization for point processesAbstract Summary Transposon calling cards is a genomic assay for identifying transcription factor binding sites in both bulk and single cell experiments. Here we describe the qBED format, an open, text-based standard for encoding and analyzing calling card Read more at Oup.com


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Data science

Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

2020-09-18 18:10:02 UTC

Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its ScienceEmails from a former top Trump health official and his science adviser show how the two refused to accept Centers for Disease Control and Prevention science and sought to silence the agency. Read more at New York Times


Climate science contrarian installed in upper-level NOAA position

2020-09-16 19:31:15 UTC

Climate science contrarian installed in upper-level NOAA positionDeputy assistant secretary job goes to author of reality-defying nonsense.
Read more at Ars Technica


The 943-Dimensional Chess of a Trustworthy Covid-19 Vaccine

2020-09-19 11:00:00 UTC

The 943-Dimensional Chess of a Trustworthy Covid-19 VaccineScientists want public confidence. The White House wants an October Surprise. The FDA wants to avoid looking political. Big Pharma wants a win. Youre in the middle. Read more at Wired


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Population genetics

What is new in behavioral genetics?

2020-09-17 05:05:43 UTC

What is new in behavioral genetics?Here is an excellent conceptual survey article by K. Paige Harden, it goes well beyond the usual. Hard to summarize, but here are two good bits: An early study using a DNA-based method estimated the heritability of height to be80%,and it noted that this res Read more at Marginalrevolution.com


Population genomics of the Viking world

2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

Population genomics of the Viking worldAncient DNA analyses reveal that Viking Age migrations from Scandinavia resulted in differential influxes of ancestry to different parts of Europe, and the increased presence of non-local ancestry within Scandinavia. Read more at Nature.com


Scientists create super stud livestock with ideal genetic traits

2020-09-16 03:21:29 UTC

Scientists create super stud livestock with ideal genetic traits

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