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Artificial intelligence

Sleepwalkers Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Is Watching Us and Judging Us

2019-12-01 13:00:00 UTC

Sleepwalkers Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Is Watching Us and Judging UsIn China, ubiquitous cameras surveil restive minorities. In the US, algorithms determine whether people get locked up.
Read more at Wired

What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Our Emotions?[To top]

2019-12-05 12:00:00 UTC

What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Our Emotions?As sensors connected to artificial intelligence proliferate, machines will see right through our poker face.
Read more at Wired

Sleepwalkers Podcast: What Happens When Machines Find Their Creative Muse[To top]

2019-11-29 13:00:00 UTC

Sleepwalkers Podcast: What Happens When Machines Find Their Creative MuseArtificial intelligence algorithms are creating portraits, movies, and music, though the results are often mechanical.
Read more at Wired

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Bioinformatics

Deep learning identifies molecular patterns of cancer

2019-12-02 17:29:16 UTC

placeholder imgAn artificial intelligence platform can analyze genomic data extremely quickly, picking out key patterns to classify different types of colorectal tumors and improve the drug discovery process. The deeper analysis shows some colorectal subtypes need to be rec Read more at Sciencedaily.com

Global Bioinformatics Partnering Directory 2019: Deals and Agreements by the World's Leading Healthcare Companies[To top]

2019-12-05 20:30:00 UTC

Global Bioinformatics Partnering Directory 2019: Deals and Agreements by the WorldThe "Global Bioinformatics Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014 to 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Read more at Yahoo.com

c-Jun overexpression in CAR T cells induces exhaustion resistance[To top]

2019-12-04 00:00:00 UTC

c-Jun overexpression in CAR T cells induces exhaustion resistanceChimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells engineered to overexpress the canonical AP-1 transcription factor c-Jun are resistant to T cell exhaustion, and provide enhanced therapeutic benefit in mouse tumour models. Read more at Nature.com

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Genomics

Cyber Monday 2019: Best deals for health and fitness - CNET

2019-12-01 05:26:00 UTC

Cyber Monday 2019: Best deals for health and fitness - CNETFrom big savings on all Theragun models to 50% off DNA testing services, the holiday discount season isn't just about computers and tech.
Read more at Cnet.com

Changing the outcome through philanthropy - Surrey Now-Leader[To top]

2019-12-02 14:00:00 UTC

Changing the outcome through philanthropy - Surrey Now-LeaderChanging the outcome through philanthropy Surrey Now-Leader View full coverage on Google News
Read more at Surreynowleader.com

Changing the outcome through philanthropy - Prince Rupert Northern View[To top]

2019-12-02 14:00:00 UTC

Changing the outcome through philanthropy - Prince Rupert Northern ViewChanging the outcome through philanthropy Prince Rupert Northern View View full coverage on Google News
Read more at Thenorthernview.com

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Genetics

5 DNA kits for humans and dogs, all on sale for Cyber Monday

2019-12-01 10:00:00 UTC

5 DNA kits for humans and dogs, all on sale for Cyber MondayFor many of us, our ancestry can be a bit of a mystery we don't care much about solving but knowing where your family comes from can provide deep insights into your wellness long term. Instead of diving into a series of awkward conversations with your famil Read more at Mashable

Genetics can play key role in saving trees[To top]

2019-12-05 14:08:39 UTC

Genetics can play key role in saving treesTree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests.
Read more at BBC News

Our DNA can now prove how (un)intelligent we are[To top]

2019-11-27 10:23:44 UTC

Our DNA can now prove how (un)intelligent we areIts well known that some areas of the UK are poorer than others. These include Wales and northern Britain, which used to be coal-mining areas. Now we have discovered that these regional economic inequalities are in line with regional differences in DNA as we Read more at The Next Web

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GWAS

A year in genetics

2019-11-29 00:00:00 UTC

As the year comes to a close and we start to look ahead to 2020, we thought that we would highlight some of our favorite Nature Genetics papers from 2019. This snapshot also captures some of the topics and themes in genetics that we are most excited to see de Read more at Nature.com

Macrogen: Successful Construction of the Largest Northeast Asian Reference Panel[To top]

2019-12-02 14:08:29 UTC

Macrogen: Successful Construction of the Largest Northeast Asian Reference PanelSEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #KOSDAQ038290--The joint research team from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and Macrogen released one of the largest Northeast Asian Reference Database Read more at Businesswire.com

Discovery of high-confidence human protein-coding genes and exons by whole-genome PhyloCSF helps elucidate 118 GWAS loci [RESOURCES][To top]

2019-12-02 18:06:31 UTC

placeholder imgThe most widely appreciated role of DNA is to encode protein, yet the exact portion of the human genome that is translated remains to be ascertained. We previously developed PhyloCSF, a widely used tool to identify evolutionary signatures of protein-coding re Read more at Cshlp.org

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Data science

These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors

2019-12-04 19:39:13 UTC

These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investorsVCs tout themselves as frontier technology investors, but most are using the same tools we've used for the past 20+ years Excel and recent college grads searching Google. Read more at TechCrunch

Dataiku is now worth $1.4 million following secondary round[To top]

2019-12-04 15:37:26 UTC

Dataiku is now worth $1.4 million following secondary roundEnterprise AI company Dataiku has announced some changes in its capitalization table. CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), Alphabets growth equity investment fund, is investing in the startup by buying out some of Serena Capitals shares. Serena Capital has b Read more at TechCrunch

Dataiku is now worth $1.4 billion following secondary round[To top]

2019-12-04 15:37:26 UTC

Dataiku is now worth $1.4 billion following secondary roundEnterprise AI company Dataiku has announced some changes in its capitalization table. CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), Alphabets growth equity investment fund, is investing in the startup by buying out some of Serena Capitals shares. Serena Capital has b Read more at TechCrunch

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Population genetics

The GenomeAsia 100K Project enables genetic discoveries across Asia

2019-12-04 00:00:00 UTC

The GenomeAsia 100K Project enables genetic discoveries across AsiaUsing whole-genome sequencing data from 1,739 individuals, the GenomeAsia 100K Project catalogues genetic variation, population structure and disease associations to facilitate genetic studies in Asian populations and increase representation in genetics studi Read more at Nature.com

Science publishers review ethics of research on Chinese minority groups[To top]

2019-12-06 00:00:00 UTC

Science publishers review ethics of research on Chinese minority groupsSpringer Nature and Wiley have concerns about lack of consent in genetics and facial-recognition papers.
Read more at Nature.com

Business Models[To top]

2019-12-06 16:22:34 UTC

Business ModelsOver the last few centuries, business models have undergone an incredible transformation: Medieval guilds (i.e. smiths) 19th century factory system (i.e. textile mills) 20th century production line systems (i.e. Ford) 21st century network systems (i.e Read more at Substack.com

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Inheritance

Mastering OOP: A Practical Guide To Inheritance, Interfaces, And Abstract Classes

2019-11-27 11:00:00 UTC

Mastering OOP: A Practical Guide To Inheritance, Interfaces, And Abstract ClassesSo far as I can tell, it is uncommon to come across educational content in the field of software development which provides an appropriate mixture of theoretical and practical information. If I was to guess why, I assume it is because individuals who focus on Read more at Smashingmagazine.com

The Moneyist: My stepmother told me she wasnt required to file my fathers will then she left his house, cars and investments to her kids[To top]

2019-12-06 17:43:19 UTC

The Moneyist: My stepmother told me she wasnt required to file my fathers will  then she left his house, cars and investments to her kidsHer adult children gave me a box of my fathers old family photographs they found in storage.
Read more at Marketwatch.com

NewsWatch: Does the stock market even need a U.S.-China trade deal with the jobs report this hot?[To top]

2019-12-06 22:00:08 UTC

NewsWatch: Does the stock market even need a U.S.-China trade deal with the jobs report this hot?A hotter-than-expected jobs report for November has Wall Street waxing extremely bullish.
Read more at Marketwatch.com

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Bioinformatics AI

Amazons AWS DeepComposer is peak not-not-knowing-what-AI-is-for

2019-12-03 19:58:32 UTC

Amazons AWS DeepComposer is peak not-not-knowing-what-AI-is-forAI can be cool. AI can be strange. AI can be promising, or frightening. Here's AI at totally uncool and not frightening at all - bundled with a crappy MIDI keyboard, for... some... reason. The post Amazons AWS DeepComposer is peak not-not-knowing-what-AI-is- Read more at Cdm.link

FrontdeskAI 2020 Predictions: The Rise of AI Assistants[To top]

2019-12-04 13:44:00 UTC

placeholder imgIndustry executives and experts share their predictions for 2020. Read them in this 12th annual VMblog.com series exclusive. By Srivatsan Laxman, CEO Read more at VMblog.com. Read more at Vmblog.com

Chiang Mai adds futuristic medical tools[To top]

2019-12-05 23:31:00 UTC

Chiang Mai adds futuristic medical toolsThe upcoming 5G adoption, faster fixed broadband connections, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and high-quality video conferencing systems are likely to be instrumental drivers in making Chiang Mai a medical hub in the region in three years. Read more at Bangkokpost.com

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Precision medicine

Big data toolkit to mine the dark genome for precision medicine

2019-12-04 13:17:49 UTC

Big data toolkit to mine the dark genome for precision medicineEPFL researchers have developed Big Data tools for identifying new gene functions. The work identifies millions of connections between genes and their functions, and can facilitate the development of precision medicine. Read more at Phys.org

Highly sensitive epigenomic technology combats disease[To top]

2019-12-03 21:06:06 UTC

placeholder imgMuch remains unknown about diseases and the way our bodies respond to them, in part because the human genome is the complete DNA assembly that makes each person unique. Researchers have created new technology to help in understanding how the human body battle Read more at Sciencedaily.com

PicnicHealth is hiring (SF) to help patients manage their medical records[To top]

2019-11-27 19:50:00 UTC

PicnicHealth is hiring (SF) to help patients manage their medical recordsEngineers at PicnicHealth talk about their culture, key values, current team members, open jobs, and what it is like working at PicnicHealth. Read more at Keyvalues.com

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Health

See How Your City's Air Pollution Compares With the World's Worst

2019-12-03 19:00:00 UTC

See How Your CityParticulates are just one component of air pollution, but they pose a significant health riskespecially the ones that are smaller than 2.5 microns. Particulate pollution can aggravate asthma and can contribute to heart disease, stroke, and other health condi Read more at Lifehacker.com

Ford to shut down GoRide Health service and pivot to AV research[To top]

2019-12-03 18:47:06 UTC

Ford to shut down GoRide Health service and pivot to AV researchSix months ago, Ford laid out an ambitious plan to expand its GoRide Health transportation service with an aim at delivering thousands of rides every day to hospitals, doctor offices and other health care facilities by the end of the year. In a few weeks, the Read more at TechCrunch

How to Actually Estimate Self-Employment Income During Open Enrollment[To top]

2019-12-03 16:00:00 UTC

How to Actually Estimate Self-Employment Income During Open EnrollmentShopping for health insurance sucks for everyone, but if youre self-employed, it super sucks. Trying to estimate unpredictable income is like a high-stakes game of Numberwang where the prize is paying for something that should be free. Read more... Read more at Lifehacker.com

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Technology

Chinese companies want to help shape global facial recognition standards

2019-12-02 09:55:00 UTC

Chinese companies want to help shape global facial recognition standardsThe use of facial recognition technology is continuing to expand, despite concerns about its accuracy and fairness and about how it could be used by governments to spy on people. These concerns have been heightened following a report by the Financial Times wh Read more at Engadget

These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors[To top]

2019-12-04 19:39:13 UTC

These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investorsVCs tout themselves as frontier technology investors, but most are using the same tools we've used for the past 20+ years Excel and recent college grads searching Google. Read more at TechCrunch

Will the future of work be ethical? Founder perspectives[To top]

2019-11-28 17:55:41 UTC

Will the future of work be ethical? Founder perspectivesAndrea Thomasz of Diligent Robotics and Prayag Narula of LeadGenius spoke to Greg Epstein at EmTech Next, a conference organized by the MIT Technology Review. Read more at TechCrunch

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Scientific publications

Top Chinese scientist faces questions about publications

2019-11-28 18:46:10 UTC

Top Chinese scientist faces questions about publicationsOne of China's most prominent scientists is facing a barrage of questions about images in dozens of papers produced by laboratories he leads. The Chinese Academy of Engineering has launched an investigation of the publications, by immunologist Cao Xuetao, pre Read more at Sciencemag.org

The perks of actively contributing to a society[To top]

2019-12-06 00:00:00 UTC

The perks of actively contributing to a societyIts tempting to stay a silent member, but you might be missing out on conferences, collaborations and publications, says Elena Schneider-Futschik. Read more at Nature.com

[Editorial] Research integrity: time for global action[To top]

2019-11-28 23:35:15 UTC

[Editorial] Research integrity: time for global actionChina has become a formidable global leader in scientificincluding medicalresearch, with the world's largest publication output, a rapid surge in the number of highly cited researchers, and an increasingly unparalleled quality of scientific publications. Ho Read more at Thelancet.com

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Scientific Books

Archivists Are Trying to Make Sure a Pirate Bay of Science Never Goes Down

2019-12-02 18:04:05 UTC

Archivists Are Trying to Make Sure a Pirate Bay of Science Never Goes DownA new project aims to make LibGen, which hosts 33 terabytes of scientific papers and books, much more stable.
Read more at Vice News

Recommended Books, December 2019[To top]

2019-11-28 14:00:00 UTC

Recommended Books, December 2019Mysteries of the primordial universe; the unsung scientists of DNA; Galileo on trial -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10 books that will improve your love life, according to sex and relationship researchers[To top]

2019-12-02 17:40:20 UTC

10 books that will improve your love life, according to sex and relationship researchersIf you want to improve your relationship, elevate your sex life, or up your dating game, a countless number of books promise to do just that. Insider asked researchers who study parenting, sex, consensually non-monogamous relationships, love addiction, and mo Read more at Insider.com

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Sports

How to Get the Cheapest Tickets: From Movies to Concerts to Sports

2019-12-05 19:19:00 UTC

How to Get the Cheapest Tickets: From Movies to Concerts to SportsAs much as we love a night in on the couch watching whatever is next in our Netflix queue, theres something great about putting on outside pants and being part of a live audience. Whether its a concert, movie or sporting event, sometimes its worth the hass Read more at Lifehacker.com

The most memorable moments in 2019 sports[To top]

2019-12-01 08:37:32 UTC

The most memorable moments in 2019 sportsDespite all the doom and gloom in the news in 2019, this year in sports unified an ever-polarizing world.
Read more at CNN

Manchester City Owner Sells $500 Million Stake to U.S. Investor[To top]

2019-11-27 13:43:24 UTC

Manchester City Owner Sells $500 Million Stake to U.S. InvestorSilver Lake bought about 10 percent in the parent company of the Premier League champion, making it one of the most valuable franchises in sports. Read more at The New York Times

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Entertainment

AWS launches new local zone in LA

2019-12-03 20:20:50 UTC

AWS launches new local zone in LAAWS announced a new local zone today in LA, designed to provide customers in southern California with a set of higher bandwidth, lower latency compute resources. Its not a coincidence that this area is the epicenter of the entertainment industry. Having a lo Read more at TechCrunch

These 10 Netflix documentaries deal with identity, recent history[To top]

2019-12-02 16:00:10 UTC

These 10 Netflix documentaries deal with identity, recent historyFrom Blackfish to American Factory, these films will leave you learning something you never thought about before. Read more... More about Entertainment, Movies, Netflix, Mashable Video, and Streaming Service Read more at Mashable

The best home theater gifts this holiday season[To top]

2019-12-06 17:00:00 UTC

The best home theater gifts this holiday seasonAfter months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the smart home, to book and media recommendations (only on nerdy su Read more at Engadget

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