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Artificial intelligence

AI startup Blaize raises $71 million - sources - Reuters

2021-07-27 01:01:00 UTC

AI startup Blaize raises $71 million - sources - ReutersArtificial intelligence computing company Blaize Inc has raised $71 million from investors including Temasek and Franklin Templeton, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more at Reuters


AI tech firm DataRobot valued at $6.3 bln after $300 mln investment - Reuters

2021-07-27 14:13:00 UTC

AI tech firm DataRobot valued at $6.3 bln after $300 mln investment - ReutersArtificial intelligence technology company DataRobot said on Tuesday it has raised $300 million in a funding round led by Altimeter Capital and Tiger Global, more than doubling its valuation to $6.3 billion. Read more at Reuters


ConverseNow is targeting restaurant drive-thrus with new $15M round

2021-07-29 13:00:43 UTC

ConverseNow is targeting restaurant drive-thrus with new $15M roundOne year after voice-based AI technology company ConverseNow raised a $3.3 million seed round, the company is back with a cash infusion of $15 million in Series A funding. Read more at TechCrunch


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Bioinformatics

Artificial intelligence in structural biology is here to stay

2021-07-27 00:00:00 UTC

Artificial intelligence in structural biology is here to stayMachine learning will transform our understanding of protein folding. And its essential that all data be open.
Read more at Nature.com


DeepMind and EMBL Release AI-predicted Protein Database

2021-07-27 13:31:22 UTC

DeepMind and EMBL Release AI-predicted Protein DatabaseDeepMind and the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) release an AI-predicted protein database to the scientific community using AlphaFold that may accelerate life sciences. Read more at Psychology Today


Researchers film human viruses in liquid droplets at near-atomic detail

2021-07-30 07:39:11 UTC

Researchers film human viruses in liquid droplets at near-atomic detailA pond in summer can reveal more about a fish than a pond in winter. The fish living in icy conditions might remain still enough to study its scales, but to understand how the fish swims and behaves, it needs to freely move in three dimensions. The same holds Read more at Phys.Org


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Genomics

Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics settle genomics patent war - Reuters

2021-07-27 19:39:00 UTC

Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics settle genomics patent war - ReutersRivals Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc and 10x Genomics Inc have settled their multi-front battle over microfluidic genetic analysis technology, 10x announced Tuesday. Read more at Reuters


1910 Genetics Jen Nwankwo and Playground Globals Jory Bell are joining us for Extra Crunch Live

2021-07-27 15:00:51 UTC

1910 Genetics Jen Nwankwo and Playground Globals Jory Bell are joining us for Extra Crunch LiveOur Extra Crunch Live series continues with some heavy hitters in August, including Jen Nwankwo, founder and CEO at 1910 Genetics, and Playground Global General Partner Jory Bell. Theyll be with us live on August 11 at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET) to tell us all about Read more at TechCrunch


Sidley, DLA Piper lobby for Illumina against FTC merger challenge - Reuters

2021-07-30 19:25:00 UTC

Sidley, DLA Piper lobby for Illumina against FTC merger challenge - ReutersIllumina Inc ramped up its U.S. lobbying spend in Washington, D.C., in recent months, hiring law firms Sidley Austin and DLA Piper to advocate for the biotechnology company as it prepares to contest a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust complaint at tria Read more at Reuters


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Genetics

1910 Genetics Jen Nwankwo and Playground Globals Jory Bell are joining us for Extra Crunch Live

2021-07-27 15:00:51 UTC

1910 Genetics Jen Nwankwo and Playground Globals Jory Bell are joining us for Extra Crunch LiveOur Extra Crunch Live series continues with some heavy hitters in August, including Jen Nwankwo, founder and CEO at 1910 Genetics, and Playground Global General Partner Jory Bell. Theyll be with us live on August 11 at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET) to tell us all about Read more at TechCrunch


Dogs, Unlike Wolves, Are Born to Communicate With People

2021-07-30 11:00:00 UTC

Dogs, Unlike Wolves, Are Born to Communicate With PeopleWolf puppies cant understand human gestures as well as their dog cousins. The difference could help explain what makes dogs so special.
Read more at Wired


Wisdom Panel's new dog breed detection system uses AI to ID your pup - CNET

2021-07-28 13:00:08 UTC

Wisdom PanelThe company makes big claims about its new DNA test.
Read more at CNET


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GWAS

More genetic markers for inherited testicular cancer identified

2021-07-29 12:34:24 UTC

More genetic markers for inherited testicular cancer identifiedA meta-analysis of nearly 200,000 men revealed 22 new genetic locations that could be susceptible to inherited testicular germ cell tumors.
Read more at Science Daily


The distribution of common-variant effect sizes

2021-07-29 00:00:00 UTC

The distribution of common-variant effect sizesFourier Mixture Regression (FMR) is a method for estimating common-variant effect-size distributions. Applying FMR to summary statistics for complex traits from the UK Biobank shows that heritability is spread across a wide range of effect sizes. Read more at Nature.com


An autoimmune disease risk variant: A trans master regulatory effect mediated by IRF1 under immune stimulation?

2021-07-27 14:00:00 UTC

An autoimmune disease risk variant: A trans master regulatory effect mediated by IRF1 under immune stimulation?Author summary Although many genetic loci have been associated to disease, understanding how these variants impact molecular and cellular functions to impact disease risk have been challenging. Here, we first used blood cells from a large number of individual Read more at Plos.org


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Data science

Five takeaways on the science behind CDC's latest mask guidance

2021-07-31 08:07:51 UTC

Five takeaways on the science behind CDCWith surges in Covid-19 cases driven by the Delta variant, most Americans are now being advised to wear masks indoors -- regardless of vaccination status -- by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more at CNN


Employee engagement platform Culture Amp raises $100M at a $1.5B valuation

2021-07-29 11:00:48 UTC

Employee engagement platform Culture Amp raises $100M at a $1.5B valuationCulture Amp was founded in 2009 to let companies conduct anonymous employee surveys, but since then, its focus has expanded to helping employers turn the data they collect into action. The company announced today it has raised $100 million in Series F funding Read more at TechCrunch


No-code Bubble raises $100M to make technical co-founders obsolete

2021-07-27 14:00:23 UTC

No-code Bubble raises $100M to make technical co-founders obsoleteAmong Silicon Valley circles, a fun parlor game is to ask to what extent world GDP levels are held back by a lack of computer science and technical training. How many startups could be built if hundreds of thousands or even millions of more people could code Read more at TechCrunch


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Population genetics

A little alcohol weekly protects your heart if you have existing condition, study finds

2021-07-27 00:00:10 UTC

A little alcohol weekly protects your heart if you have existing condition, study findsIf you are living with heart disease, having a small amount of alcohol each day is linked to a lower risk of having another heart attack, stroke, angina (heart pain because of constricted arteries) or an early death, according to a new large study. Read more at CNN


Seattle Genetics (SGEN) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

2021-07-30 14:03:11 UTC

Seattle Genetics (SGEN) Q2 2021 Earnings Call TranscriptSGEN earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2021.
Read more at Motley Fool


Why Do Variants Such as Delta Become Dominant?

2021-07-30 10:45:00 UTC

Why Do Variants Such as Delta Become Dominant?-
Read more at Scientific American


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Inheritance

4thWrite short story prize reveals engaging and provocative 2021 shortlist

2021-07-29 11:00:30 UTC

4thWrite short story prize reveals engaging and provocative 2021 shortlistSeeking out the best new Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, this years finalists range across continents to show the best of what stories can doThe fallout from civil war invades the London home of a high-flying Sri Lankan couple. An elderly Jamaica Read more at The Guardian


'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' gets a new trailer

2021-07-27 15:00:08 UTC

I will pretty gladly always take a new Ghostbusters movie. I loved the original, I found Ghostbusters 2 to be ok and the reboot was wonderful. I do not understand the complaining. This looks like a ton of fun. Set in the universe of the first Read more at Boing Boing


: I gave my parents a vintage car. They secretly agreed with my brother to take any upgrading costs out of my inheritance. Is that fair?

2021-07-29 17:08:00 UTC

: I gave my parents a vintage car. They secretly agreed with my brother to take any upgrading costs out of my inheritance. Is that fair?I did make it a conditional gift, in the sense I requested it be willed to me upon their passing.
Read more at MarketWatch


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Bioinformatics AI

Artificial intelligence in structural biology is here to stay

2021-07-27 00:00:00 UTC

Artificial intelligence in structural biology is here to stayMachine learning will transform our understanding of protein folding. And its essential that all data be open.
Read more at Nature.com


DeepMind and EMBL Release AI-predicted Protein Database

2021-07-27 13:31:22 UTC

DeepMind and EMBL Release AI-predicted Protein DatabaseDeepMind and the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) release an AI-predicted protein database to the scientific community using AlphaFold that may accelerate life sciences. Read more at Psychology Today


Global AI in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Market Report 2021-2026 with Use Cases for Verizon, Deutche Telecom, 2O.ai, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Telefonica, Brighterion AI

2021-07-29 13:03:00 UTC

Global AI in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Market Report 2021-2026 with Use Cases for Verizon, Deutche Telecom, 2O.ai, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Telefonica, Brighterion AIDublin, July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "AI in Information and Communications Technology 2021-2026: AI and Cognitive Computing in Communications... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


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Precision medicine

Olympics-Shooting-Australia's Galiabovitch brings surgical precision to range - Reuters

2021-07-28 10:53:00 UTC

Olympics-Shooting-AustraliaMedical school manuals may not mention it but Australia's Elena Galiabovitch believes shooting has made her a better surgeon, and not the other way round. Read more at Reuters


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

2021-07-30 21:42:00 UTC

Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), the leader in precision genetic medicine for rare diseases... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


CareDx Reports 77% Revenue Growth for Second Quarter of 2021 and Increases Full Year Revenue Guidance

2021-07-29 20:01:00 UTC

CareDx Reports 77% Revenue Growth for Second Quarter of 2021 and Increases Full Year Revenue GuidanceSOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA), a leading precision medicine company focused on the discovery... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


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Health

What Simone Biles Can Teach Our Children About Mental Health

2021-07-29 15:30:00 UTC

What Simone Biles Can Teach Our Children About Mental HealthIf our children are old enough to be watching the Olympics with us, theres a good chance they have already seen a fair amount of coverage and the reactionsboth good and badsurrounding Simone Biles decision to withdraw from the competition due to mental he Read more at Lifehacker.com


Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that arent tied to employers

2021-07-30 13:00:16 UTC

Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that arent tied to employersCatch is working to make sure that every gig worker has the health and retirement benefits they need.
Read more at TechCrunch


Insurtech startup Spot brings in $17.5M equity, debt to fill insurance gaps for accidental injuries

2021-07-28 13:00:22 UTC

Insurtech startup Spot brings in $17.5M equity, debt to fill insurance gaps for accidental injuriesSpot is tackling affordable healthcare with a digital, on-demand injury insurance product that can be as-is or as a compliment to traditional health insurance. Read more at TechCrunch


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Technology

ConverseNow is targeting restaurant drive-thrus with new $15M round

2021-07-29 13:00:43 UTC

ConverseNow is targeting restaurant drive-thrus with new $15M roundOne year after voice-based AI technology company ConverseNow raised a $3.3 million seed round, the company is back with a cash infusion of $15 million in Series A funding. Read more at TechCrunch


Omega Returns to the Olympics

2021-07-27 00:28:39 UTC

Omega Returns to the OlympicsFor the 29th time, the Swatch Group brand will be timing the events and introducing some new technology at the Tokyo Games.
Read more at New York Times


Homebase raises $70M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers

2021-07-29 10:03:07 UTC

Homebase raises $70M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workersSmall and medium enterprises have become a big opportunity in the world of B2B technology in the last several years, and today a startup thats building tools aimed at helping them manage their teams of workers is announcing some funding that underscores the Read more at TechCrunch


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Scientific publications

Dove va il mondo del gadget Editorial Design

2021-07-27 15:04:36 UTC

placeholder imgDove va il mondo del gadget Editorial Design abduzeedo07.27.21 Be.Family shared an editorial design for Ser.Com, an Italian company focused on neuro gadgets, a new frontier of corporate gadgets based on the emotional dimension of the target. Their cons Read more at Abduzeedo.com


New insights on flowering could boost cassava crops

2021-07-30 16:52:27 UTC

New insights on flowering could boost cassava cropsTwo new publications examining cassava flowering reveal insights into the genetic and environmental factors underpinning one of the world's most critical food security crops. Read more at Phys.Org


LifeNet Health features revolutionary biologics for wounds at APMA Annual Scientific Meeting

2021-07-28 19:30:00 UTC

LifeNet Health features revolutionary biologics for wounds at APMA Annual Scientific MeetingLifeNet Health Biologics, a global leader in regenerative medicine and allograft biologics, is showcasing its portfolio of advanced solutions for wounds... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


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