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Artificial intelligence

AI robot artist tries to master self-portraits without having an actual self

2021-03-03 15:01:11 UTC

AI robot artist tries to master self-portraits without having an actual self-
Read more at Mashable


Small-scale fishermen turn to apps and AI to tackle climate change - Reuters

2021-03-04 08:59:00 UTC

Small-scale fishermen turn to apps and AI to tackle climate change - ReutersFrom weather predicting apps to using artificial intelligence to monitor the fish they catch, small-scale fishermen and coastal communities are increasingly turning to digital tools to help them be more sustainable and tackle climate change. Read more at Reuters


Temenos demystifies artificial intelligence, helping banks fight the black box effect

2021-03-05 13:40:00 UTC

Temenos demystifies artificial intelligence, helping banks fight the black box effectSummary List PlacementThe banking software company isteaming up with Canadian Western Bank (CWB) to provide its new Temenos Virtual COO solution to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The product is built on top of Temenos' omnichannel digital banki Read more at Business Insider


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Bioinformatics

How many coronavirus cases have there been in your area? Use our tool to find out

2021-03-06 07:00:26 UTC

How many coronavirus cases have there been in your area? Use our tool to find outEnter your postcode in the tool below to find out how many people have been infected with coronavirus in your area
Read more at Telegraph.co.uk


Bioinformatics: The Fascinating Marriage of Data Science and Biology

2021-03-05 18:50:05 UTC

Bioinformatics: The Fascinating Marriage of Data Science and BiologyData science is changing the future of the field of biology. Last year, the data visualization market for biology was estimated to be worth $808 million One of the newest applications of data science in biology is in the arena of bioinformatics. Data Science Read more at Smartdatacollective.com


Seven Bridges Announces Strategic Advisory Board Appointments

2021-03-03 13:00:00 UTC

Seven Bridges Announces Strategic Advisory Board AppointmentsSeven Bridges, the industry-leading bioinformatics ecosystem provider, today announced the formation of its strategic advisory board tasked with advising... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


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Genomics

South African scientists find antibodies from variant may offer cross-protection - Reuters

2021-03-03 14:38:00 UTC

South African scientists find antibodies from variant may offer cross-protection - ReutersResearch by South African scientists suggests that antibodies triggered by exposure to the country's dominant coronavirus variant can prevent infection by other variants, the scientists said on Wednesday. Read more at Reuters


Genomics study identifies routes of transmission of coronavirus in care homes

2021-03-03 19:24:54 UTC

Genomics study identifies routes of transmission of coronavirus in care homesGenomic surveillance -- using information about genetic differences between virus samples -- can help identify how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in care home settings, whose residents are at particular risk, according to new research. Read more at Science Daily


Sperm-specific natural selection

2021-03-04 18:40:36 UTC

Sperm-specific natural selectionSperm Genomics Sperm cells are genetically haploid, but because of the cytoplasmic bridges that link cells, they can be transcriptionally diploid. However, some gene transcripts are not shared. Bhutani et al. sequenced single sperm from mice, cattle, and maca Read more at Science Magazine


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Genetics

Canada posts $1.4B trade surplus for January, first surplus since May 2019 - Yahoo Canada Finance

2021-03-05 15:39:25 UTC

Canada posts $1.4B trade surplus for January, first surplus since May 2019 - Yahoo Canada Finance

  1. Canada posts $1.4B trade surplus for January, first surplus since May 2019Yahoo Canada Finance
  2. Canada posts $1.4B trade surplus for January, first since May 2019 - Business NewsCastanet.net
  3. Export Boom Drives Canada's Largest T Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


    Why Invitae Stock Fell Today

    2021-03-03 20:24:00 UTC

    Why Invitae Stock Fell TodayThe medical genetics company was pulled down by a broader sell-off of growth stocks.
    Read more at Motley Fool


    Why Fulgent Genetics Stock Temporarily Soared 31% Today

    2021-03-05 16:13:00 UTC

    Why Fulgent Genetics Stock Temporarily Soared 31% TodayInvestors loved the company's fourth-quarter update but are concerned the growth could stall.
    Read more at Motley Fool


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    GWAS

    Population-scale single-cell RNA-seq profiling across dopaminergic neuron differentiation

    2021-03-04 00:00:00 UTC

    Population-scale single-cell RNA-seq profiling across dopaminergic neuron differentiationSingle-cell RNA-seq analysis of iPSC neural differentiation identifies markers that predict line-to-line differences in cell fate potential and eQTLs that are specific to different stages of differentiation and that overlap with GWAS risk variants for neurolo Read more at Nature.com


    Identification of rare and common regulatory variants in pluripotent cells using population-scale transcriptomics

    2021-03-04 00:00:00 UTC

    Identification of rare and common regulatory variants in pluripotent cells using population-scale transcriptomicsIntegrative data analysis of 1,367 human iPSC lines maps common and rare regulatory variants that colocalize with loci associated with human traits and diseases. Read more at Nature.com


    Genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies pleiotropic risk loci for aerodigestive squamous cell cancers

    2021-03-05 14:00:00 UTC

    Genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies pleiotropic risk loci for aerodigestive squamous cell cancersAuthor summary Squamous cell carcinomas are specific type of cancer that can arise in multiple organs of the aerodigestive tract including the lung, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx and esophagus. Previous studies have shown that aerodigestive squamous cell ca Read more at Plos.org


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    Data science

    5 of the best online learning platforms to kickstart your career

    2021-03-07 04:55:00 UTC

    5 of the best online learning platforms to kickstart your careerIn the past few years, technological advancements and high demand for accessible, low-cost education have led to ridiculous growth in the online learning sector. And, while the coronavirus pandemic didn't launch the online learning boom, it sure didn't hurt i Read more at Mashable


    Kickstart a lucrative coding career with this stacked online bundle

    2021-03-05 05:05:00 UTC

    Kickstart a lucrative coding career with this stacked online bundleTL;DR: The Master Learn to Code 2021 Certification Bundle is on sale for 25.05 as of March 5, saving you 98% on list price. Whether youre hoping to improve your tech skills for career development or seeking to improve job prospects, learning to code is pre Read more at Mashable


    Learn to code online with this $35 Python training

    2021-03-06 10:00:00 UTC

    Learn to code online with this $35 Python trainingTL;DR: Get started on learning programming languages with the The 2021 Premium Python Certification Bootcamp Bundle, on sale for 98% off. As of March 6, get the 13-class bundle for only $34.99. Interested in learning Python, the general-purpose language ofte Read more at Mashable


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    Population genetics

    Releasing mutant grey squirrels into wild to spread infertility could tackle burgeoning population

    2021-03-04 14:37:26 UTC

    Releasing mutant grey squirrels into wild to spread infertility could tackle burgeoning populationMutant grey squirrels, genetically modified to spread infertility genes, could be released into the wild to tackle the burgeoning population, the University ... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


    Birds: Scientists find strongest evidence yet of 'migration gene'

    2021-03-03 19:25:16 UTC

    Birds: Scientists find strongest evidence yet of Biologists say they have found the strongest evidence yet of a 'migration gene' in birds.
    Read more at Science Daily


    New 'split-drive' system puts scientists in the (gene) driver seat

    2021-03-06 08:36:58 UTC

    New Powerful new genetic engineering methods have given scientists the potential to revolutionize several sectors of global urgency.
    Read more at Phys.Org


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    Inheritance

    Fact check: Senator Mitchell McConnells net worth increase is due to family inheritance in 2007 - Reuters

    2021-03-03 15:18:00 UTC

    Fact check: Senator Mitchell McConnells net worth increase is due to family inheritance in 2007 - ReutersSocial media users have been sharing posts online that question how Senator Mitchell McConnells net worth increased drastically between 2005 and 2015 if he was on a senators salary. This increase was due to a family inheritance received by his wife in 2007. Read more at Reuters


    Sofia Vergara Finally Gets to Decide the Future of Her Own Embryos

    2021-03-03 19:23:00 UTC

    Sofia Vergara Finally Gets to Decide the Future of Her Own EmbryosIt appears all things, including ridiculous legal battles over embryos, must come to an end. According to Page Six, the excruciatingly long courtroom fight between Sofia Vergara and her ex-husband Nick Loeb is coming to a close as a judge has granted Vergara Read more at Jezebel


    Researchers Digitally Unfold a Renaissance-Era Letter Using X-Ray Technology

    2021-03-04 16:03:31 UTC

    Researchers Digitally Unfold a Renaissance-Era Letter Using X-Ray TechnologySix centuries after it was penned, the contents hidden inside a Renaissance-era letter plucked from a trunk at The Hague are finally readable. The correspondence, which we now know was likely spurred by questions about an inheritance, was part of a larger col Read more at Colossal


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    Bioinformatics AI

    Seven Bridges Announces Strategic Advisory Board Appointments

    2021-03-03 13:00:00 UTC

    Seven Bridges Announces Strategic Advisory Board AppointmentsSeven Bridges, the industry-leading bioinformatics ecosystem provider, today announced the formation of its strategic advisory board tasked with advising... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


    Drug Discovery Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

    2021-03-05 14:40:00 UTC

    Drug Discovery Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)The drug discovery market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 8. 3% during the forecast period, with a revenue of approximately USD 53,855 million in... Read more at Yahoo Entertainment


    LncRNA LINC00857 strengthens the malignancy behaviors of pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells by serving as a competing endogenous RNA for miR-340-5p to upregulate TGFA expression

    2021-03-04 14:00:00 UTC

    LncRNA LINC00857 strengthens the malignancy behaviors of pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells by serving as a competing endogenous RNA for miR-340-5p to upregulate TGFA expressionBackground Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAAD) is a pancreatic disease with a high mortality rate in the world. This present research intends to identify the function of lncRNA LINC00857/miR-340-5p/Transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) in the progression of PA Read more at Plos.org


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    Precision medicine

    Life's rich pattern: Researchers use sound to shape the future of printing

    2021-03-05 17:46:10 UTC

    LifeResearchers in the UK have developed a way to coax microscopic particles and droplets into precise patterns by harnessing the power of sound in air. The implications for printing, especially in the fields of medicine and electronics, are far-reaching. Read more at Phys.Org


    [ASAP] Aptamer-Based Detection of Circulating Targets for Precision Medicine

    2021-03-05 05:00:00 UTC

    [ASAP] Aptamer-Based Detection of Circulating Targets for Precision MedicineThe past decade has witnessed ongoing progress in precision medicine to improve human health. As an emerging diagnostic technique, liquid biopsy can provide real-time, comprehensive, dynamic physiological and pathological information in a noninvasive manner, Read more at Acs.org


    Advance in 'optical tweezers' to boost biomedical research

    2021-03-04 15:04:23 UTC

    Advance in A significant advance in 'optical tweezer' technology will help boost biomedical research.
    Read more at Science Daily


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    Health

    Oscar Health prices IPO at $39 and secures a $9.5B valuation

    2021-03-03 13:56:58 UTC

    Oscar Health prices IPO at $39 and secures a $9.5B valuationLate last night Oscar Health, a tech-enabled medical insurance provider, priced its IPO at $39 per share. The final price came in $1 per share above its raised IPO guidance; Oscar Health had originally targeted a $32-$34 per-share IPO price. Some 37,041,026 s Read more at TechCrunch


    NewCOVID-19reporting tool is another patch for the USs ricketyhealthdata system

    2021-03-03 18:29:15 UTC

    NewCOVID-19reporting tool is another patch for the USs ricketyhealthdata systemA data reporting tool built by the CDC and the US Digital Service unit helps long-term care facilities report rapid COVID-19 test results. These facilities arent connected to the public health system. Read more at The Verge


    Unraveling ThredUps IPO filing: Slow growth, but a shifting business model

    2021-03-04 15:42:27 UTC

    Unraveling ThredUps IPO filing: Slow growth, but a shifting business modelWhat investors will be willing to pay for ThredUp is going to be very interesting. A bit like Oscar Health, it's a hard company to price.
    Read more at TechCrunch


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    Technology

    The technology selloff is getting to be somewhat material

    2021-03-05 16:22:19 UTC

    The technology selloff is getting to be somewhat materialTech stocks are getting hammered today, with previously high-flying shares of software companies taking even more damage. For a sector that has enjoyed a year in the sun, recent trading sessions have punctured a period of market adoration. It is too soon to s Read more at TechCrunch


    Amazons cashierless tech expands to London with first international store

    2021-03-04 09:40:21 UTC

    Amazons cashierless tech expands to London with first international storeAmazon has opened its first cashier-less store outside of the US with a new Amazon Fresh location in London. The store uses the companys Just Walk Out technology. Billing is handled automatically. Read more at The Verge


    Robotics roundup

    2021-03-04 14:00:41 UTC

    Robotics roundupIm excited for any opportunity to talk about soft robotics. Theres something other-worldly about the world of inflatable robotic bladders. Human beings are wont to develop robotics in their own image. The world of soft robots are something akin to what the Read more at TechCrunch


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    Scientific publications

    New Published Evidence of Apabetalone's Beneficial Effects on COVID-19 Apabetalone treatment reduces SARS-CoV-2 infectivity and completely prevents cardiac damage in a cytokine-storm model - Financial Post

    2021-03-03 13:08:16 UTC

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    1. New Published Evidence of Apabetalone's Beneficial Effects on COVID-19 Apabetalone treatment reduces SARS-CoV-2 infectivity and completely prevents cardiac damage in a cytokine-storm modelFinancial Post
    2. Study on pro athletes returning from Read more at Financial Post


      How to generate buzz in a buzzless industry

      2021-03-05 09:11:17 UTC

      How to generate buzz in a buzzless industryOne of the toughest challenges young startups face is getting the buzz they need to generate media attention, user interest, and VC backing. Even if you know your solution is set to change the world in some way, trying to generate a buzz can sometimes feel li Read more at The Next Web


      Global Trends in Artificial Intelligence: The AI Index 2021

      2021-03-06 04:33:14 UTC

      Global Trends in Artificial Intelligence: The AI Index 2021Stanford HAI releases The AI Index 2021 Annual Report, a comprehensive yearly analysis of the major transformations that are happening now in artificial intelligence worldwide. Read more at Psychology Today


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