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Artificial intelligence

Watch this 'infinite' music video of Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy'

2020-11-25 01:32:20 UTC

Watch this To celebrate Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" music video hitting a billion streams, YouTube used artificial intelligence to create a never-ending music video of fans' covers of the hit song. Read more at CNN


What's That Smell? Researchers Hope To Recreate Historic Scents From Europe's Past

2020-11-22 13:47:59 UTC

WhatUsing machine learning and artificial intelligence, researchers hope to document and later recreate historical scents and smell-scapes from as far back as the 16th century. Read more at NPR


Become a better writer with a subcription to WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker

2020-11-25 04:50:00 UTC

Become a better writer with a subcription to WhiteSmoke Grammar CheckerTL;DR: A lifetime subscription to WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is on sale for 17.95 as of Nov. 25, using the code BFSAVE40 at the checkout. You may think your grammar is great, but it's better to be safe than sorryWhiteSmoke Grammar Checker helps you avoid si Read more at Mashable


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Bioinformatics

A systematic review of network analyst - Pubrica

2020-11-23 03:22:44 UTC

A systematic review of network analyst - PubricaIn a Systematic Review Writing, the network analyst is a bioinformatics tool designed to perform efficient PPI network analysis for data generated fro Read more at Visual.ly


Novalis Biotech Announces First Closing of its Second Healthcare Fund

2020-11-23 08:09:20 UTC

Novalis Biotech Announces First Closing of its Second Healthcare FundGHENT, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novalis Biotech has announced the first closing of its Acceleration Fund, its second fund to invest in healthcare start-ups. Read more at Business Wire


Postdocs under pressure: Can I even do this any more?

2020-11-23 00:00:00 UTC

Postdocs under pressure: Can I even do this any more?Long hours and a lack of job security, combined with workplace bullying and discrimination, are forcing many to consider leaving science, finds Natures inaugural survey of postdoctoral researchers. Read more at Nature.com


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Genomics

The Covid-19 Vaccines That Genomics Built

2020-11-21 23:21:35 UTC

The Covid-19 Vaccines That Genomics BuiltThe new genetic vaccines to prevent Covid-19 infections use mRNA technology, instead of the approach used in traditional vaccines, like those for measles and polio. These new genetic vaccines appear to be safe and effective, as well as faster and cheaper to p Read more at Forbes


Spatial Genomics and Transcriptomics Market worth $404 million by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets

2020-11-24 14:30:00 UTC

Spatial Genomics and Transcriptomics Market worth $404 million by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarketsAccording to the new market research report "Spatial Genomics and Transcriptomics Market by Technique (Spatial Transcriptomics, Spatial Genomics), Product... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock markets year-end momentum

2020-11-21 21:18:49 UTC

Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock markets year-end momentumThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
Read more at MarketWatch


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Genetics

Genetics behind deadly oat blight

2020-11-23 22:34:42 UTC

Genetics behind deadly oat blightA multi-institution team has identified the genetic mechanisms that enable the production of a deadly toxin called Victorin - the causal agent for Victoria blight of oats, a disease that wiped out oat crops in the U.S. in the 1940s. Read more at Science Daily


[INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

2020-11-22 13:07:00 UTC

[INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

  1. [INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta PostJakarta Post
  2. Taiwan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations as early as 1st quarter 2021Taiwan News
  3. Six new imported cases of COVID-19 recor Read more at Jakarta Post


    How the sprint for a coronavirus vaccine transformed Moderna into a $39 billion biotech powerhouse that's poised to reshape biotech

    2020-11-21 12:07:00 UTC

    How the sprint for a coronavirus vaccine transformed Moderna into a $39 billion biotech powerhouse thatSummary List Placement In January, Stphane Bancel, the chief executive of Moderna, was skimming through the news on his iPad while vacationing with his family in the south of France. A headline stopped his finger: "Health Officials Work to Solve China's Mys Read more at Business Insider


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    GWAS

    COVID-19 research risks ignoring important host genes due to pre-established research patterns

    2020-11-24 00:00:00 UTC

    COVID-19 research risks ignoring important host genes due to pre-established research patternsIt is known that research into human genes is heavily skewed towards genes that have been widely studied for decades, including many genes that were being studied before the productive phase of the Human Genome Project. This means that the genes most frequent Read more at Elifesciences.org


    Common variants in signaling transcription-factor-binding sites drive phenotypic variability in red blood cell traits

    2020-11-23 00:00:00 UTC

    Common variants in signaling transcription-factor-binding sites drive phenotypic variability in red blood cell traitsEnhancer variants associated with red blood cell traits alter signaling transcription factor motifs, leading to changes in expression of genes that are upregulated during erythroid differentiation. Read more at Nature.com


    A phenome-wide association study of 26 mendelian genes reveals phenotypic expressivity of common and rare variants within the general population

    2020-11-23 18:50:08 UTC

    A phenome-wide association study of 26 mendelian genes reveals phenotypic expressivity of common and rare variants within the general populationAuthor summary Standard medical evaluation of genetic syndromes relies upon recognizing a characteristic pattern of signs or symptoms to guide targeted genetic testing for confirmation of the diagnosis. This may lead to missing diagnoses in patients with sile Read more at Plos.org


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    Data science

    What Is the Biggest Scientific Fraud of the Past 50 Years?

    2020-11-23 19:06:00 UTC

    What Is the Biggest Scientific Fraud of the Past 50 Years?When youre a journalist or club promoter or financier, fraud is always a gambleyou might be publicly disgraced and have your venal misdeeds replayed over and over in Netflix documentaries and prestige podcasts, but you might also get away with it. When you Read more at Gizmodo.com


    Altana raises $7M to protect supply chains from disruptions, child labor

    2020-11-24 14:30:01 UTC

    Altana raises $7M to protect supply chains from disruptions, child laborSupply chains used to be one of those magical elements of capitalism that seemed to be designed by Apple: they just worked. Minus the occasional salmonella outbreak in your vegetable aisle, we could go about our daily consumer lives never really questioning h Read more at TechCrunch


    Synthetic Data Vault (SDV): A Python Library for Dataset Modeling

    2020-11-21 12:21:11 UTC

    Synthetic Data Vault (SDV): A Python Library for Dataset ModelingIn data science, you usually need a realistic dataset to test your proof of concept. Creating fake data that captures the behavior of the actual data may sometimes be a rather tricky task. Several Read more at Towardsdatascience.com


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    Population genetics

    [INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

    2020-11-22 13:07:00 UTC

    [INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

    1. [INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta PostJakarta Post
    2. Taiwan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations as early as 1st quarter 2021Taiwan News
    3. Six new imported cases of COVID-19 recor Read more at Jakarta Post


      The rainforest's most loyal couples: No evidence for extra-pair paternity in coppery titi monkeys

      2020-11-23 14:19:52 UTC

      The rainforestSince methods for genetic paternity analyses were introduced, it has been clear that many pair-living animal species, including humans, do not take partnership fidelity that seriously. In most species, there is some proportion of offspring not sired by their Read more at Phys.Org


      Wildlife corridors keep elephants connected by genes

      2020-11-23 14:20:38 UTC

      Wildlife corridors keep elephants connected by genesPreserving wildlife corridors between protected areas could help maintain genetic connections between African elephant populations, researchers report. Read more at Futurity: Research News


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      Inheritance

      Speedy deeds: Zanzibar goes digital to prove property ownership - Reuters

      2020-11-24 12:27:00 UTC

      Speedy deeds: Zanzibar goes digital to prove property ownership - ReutersA team of Zanzibari data collectors armed with tablets have gathered enough information from hundreds of people on the Tanzanian archipelago to issue each of them a deed to their land in 20 minutes - a process that typically takes up to five years. Read more at Reuters


      Instructions to Safely Donate Money to a Charity Association

      2020-11-21 10:45:49 UTC

      Instructions to Safely Donate Money to a Charity AssociationSuch an inheritance - both a rigid total and a portion of a property most ideal approach to give cash to israel - is a brilliant strategy to help our Read more at Visual.ly


      The Inheritance Playwright To Pen Major Biopic Of Tennessee Williams

      2020-11-24 19:03:43 UTC

      The Inheritance Playwright To Pen Major Biopic Of Tennessee WilliamsMatthew Lpez has been engaged by Searchlight Pictures to write a screen adaptation of Leading Men, the Christopher Castellani novel about Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo. Lpezs The Inheritance won four Olivier Awards in London in 2019 and garne Read more at Artsjournal.com


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      Bioinformatics AI

      Salmonella identified in pigs in Kenya and Malawi reveals the potential for zoonotic transmission in emerging pork markets

      2020-11-24 18:41:18 UTC

      Salmonella identified in pigs in Kenya and Malawi reveals the potential for zoonotic transmission in emerging pork marketsAuthor summary Healthy humans infected with non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) typically suffer from diarrhoeal disease which resolves without treatment. However, NTS infection of patients with an impaired immune system can lead to either bloodstream infection or Read more at Plos.org


      Notice of NIH Participation in Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science

      2020-11-24 15:30:59 UTC

      placeholder imgNIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Notice of NIH Participation in Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science NOT-OD-21-011. NIH Read more at National Institutes of Health


      These are the 33 stocks that are predicted to outperform Wall Street's expectations in 2021, says Oppenheimer & Co

      2020-11-21 10:00:00 UTC

      These are the 33 stocks that are predicted to outperform Wall StreetSummary List Placement Oppenheimer & Co, a leading full-service brokerage and investment bank, released its top equity ideas list on November 16. "These are the most timely stocks in the opinion of our research analysts," the report explained. Each of Oppenh Read more at Business Insider


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      Precision medicine

      Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precision - Livescience.com

      2020-11-25 00:02:00 UTC

      Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precision - Livescience.com

      1. Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precisionLivescience.com
      2. Atom smasher unearths surprises hidden with 2000-year-old mummyScience Magazine
      3. New X-ray technique reveals clues about ancient 1,900-year-old mumm Read more at Live Science


        SEngine Precision Medicine to Present Data from Predictive Value of PARIS Test in Breast Cancer Patients at 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

        2020-11-24 13:00:00 UTC

        SEngine Precision Medicine to Present Data from Predictive Value of PARIS Test in Breast Cancer Patients at 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer SymposiumSEATTLE, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SEngine Precision Medicine, a precision oncology company revolutionizing cancer diagnostics and therapies by pre... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


        Precision Medicine Leader Dennis H. Langer, M.D., J.D. Joins Javelin Oncology's Board of Directors

        2020-11-24 13:17:00 UTC

        Precision Medicine Leader Dennis H. Langer, M.D., J.D. Joins Javelin OncologyJavelin Oncology, Inc. announced today that the company has named Dennis H. Langer, M.D., J.D. to the company's board of directors as an independent director... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


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        Health

        Actually, Video Games Can Be Beneficial to Your Mental Health

        2020-11-23 18:45:00 UTC

        Actually, Video Games Can Be Beneficial to Your Mental HealthAs the global pandemic batters economies and consigns billions of people around the world to isolation in their homes, our collective mental health is understandably taking a nosedive. With many people lacking their usual outlets for initiating contact with f Read more at Lifehacker.com


        AliveCor, which helps its users manage their heart health, scores another FDA approval

        2020-11-24 01:25:20 UTC

        AliveCor, which helps its users manage their heart health, scores another FDA approvalLast week, AliveCor, a nine-year-old, 92-person company whose small, personal electrocardiogram devices help users detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia from heart rate readings taken from their own kitchen tables, raised $65 million from i Read more at TechCrunch


        It's Time for the Annual Romaine Recall

        2020-11-24 16:30:00 UTC

        ItWeve been warned about visiting family and friends, and asked to stay at home on Thanksgiving, but it appears that another threat to our health may already be lurking inside our homes: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has voluntarily recalled some of their romain Read more at Lifehacker.com


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        Technology

        Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70 million sources say

        2020-11-24 02:31:17 UTC

        Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70 million sources sayAMP Robotics, the recycling robotics technology developer backed by investors including Sequoia Capital and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, is close to closing on as much as $70 million in new financing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the c Read more at TechCrunch


        Save 25% on annual Extra Crunch membership with the Green Days sale

        2020-11-23 15:11:15 UTC

        Save 25% on annual Extra Crunch membership with the Green Days saleThe holiday season is upon us, and that means big savings on Extra Crunch membership with the Green Days sale. From now until November 30, TechCrunch readers can save 25% on an annual plan for Extra Crunch. You can claim the deal here. Extra Crunch helps you Read more at TechCrunch


        Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say

        2020-11-23 12:00:00 UTC

        Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a SayAmazon and Microsoft have hired lobbyists. So too have airlines, retailers, wireless carriers, and cruise operators.
        Read more at Wired


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        Scientific publications

        Historical bias overlooks genes related to COVID-19

        2020-11-24 08:43:49 UTC

        Historical bias overlooks genes related to COVID-19Based on genome-wide experiments, the human body has 2,064 genes relevant to COVID-19. So why are researchers only studying 611 of them?
        Read more at Phys.Org


        JAMA

        2020-11-24 00:00:00 UTC

        JAMAJAMA Network is a consortium of peer-reviewed medical publications that includes JAMA and the JAMA Network journals.
        Read more at Jamanetwork.com


        Postdocs under pressure: Can I even do this any more?

        2020-11-23 00:00:00 UTC

        Postdocs under pressure: Can I even do this any more?Long hours and a lack of job security, combined with workplace bullying and discrimination, are forcing many to consider leaving science, finds Natures inaugural survey of postdoctoral researchers. Read more at Nature.com


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