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Life in a coma: Can a machine tell us whether someone will ever wake up?

Victor Tangermann | 
When somebody falls into a coma, they lose all motor functions. Brain activity slows significantly. In most cases, no external ...
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Electrical stimulation to the spine helps paralyzed man walk with assistance

Kristen Houser | 
For many patients, total lower limb paralysis caused by spinal cord damage means a lifetime in a wheelchair. But a ...
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E-tattoos? 3D printable electronics could make them possible

Luke Kingma, Michael McAlpine | 
In April [2018], Michael McAlpine, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Minnesota, published a study in the journal Advanced Materials in which he ...
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Viewpoint: Everyone needs to feel the benefits of an ‘AI-reliant society’

Dan Robitzski | 
[A]rtificial intelligence technology could actually boost the global economy. If it’s allowed to play a major role, AI will make our ...
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Giving artificial intelligence a ‘memory’ and why that’s so remarkable

Dan Robitzski | 
AI systems’ tendency to forget the things it previously learned upon taking on new information is called catastrophic forgetting. … For ...

Could artificial intelligence protect the world from humanity’s ‘shortsightedness’?

Dan Robitzki | 
There are fears that tend to come up when people talk about futuristic artificial intelligence — say, one that could ...
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Pursuing artificial intelligence that’s free of bias

Dan Robitzski | 
As the problems caused by algorithmic bias have bubbled to the surface, experts have proposed all sorts of solutions on how to make ...
Base Editing: New CRISPR technique could improve ability to safely edit human embryos

Base Editing: New CRISPR technique could improve ability to safely edit human embryos

Kristin Houser | 
A new CRISPR technique could prevent humans from passing on a potentially life-threatening disorder, according to Chinese researchers. An estimated ...
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Can we fine-tune drug doses with the help of artificial intelligence?

Kristen Houser | 
Patients with glioblastoma, a malignant tumor in the brain or spinal cord, typically live no more than five years after ...

Would you watch a movie written and animated by artificial intelligence?

Dan Robitzski | 
The next time you sit down to watch a movie, the algorithm behind your streaming service might recommend a blockbuster ...
7-18-2018 ap-18194762103969

We finally have our first smallpox treatment—just in case

Kristen Houser | 
Fear of another smallpox pandemic keep you up at night? You’ll be happy to hear the FDA approved tecovirimat (Tpoxx) on [July 13]. It’s ...
Live to 150? AI suggests it's possible, but not without clearing huge 'hurdles'

Live to 150? AI suggests it’s possible, but not without clearing huge ‘hurdles’

Dan Robitzski | 
[Scientist Alex Zhavoronkov] firmly believes that aging research is the most important field of science right now. In the past, ...
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Are we alone in the universe? ‘There is a pretty decent chance’

Dan Robitzski, Anders Sandberg | 
In the past, experts trying to make sense of the Fermi Paradox have looked to the Drake Equation to put a numeric ...
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Here’s how we can defend ourselves against bioweapons

Dan Robitzski | 
It may only be a matter of time before synthetic biology, such as weaponized pathogens, finds its way into a ...
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Does CRISPR cause unintended mutations? Not in this monkey study

Kristen Houser | 
CRISPR is still new, and no one really knows its potential side effects. Does it cause cancer? How about unintended mutations? To get ...
6-24-2018 ancestry-dna-kit-640x533

Tester beware: Deleting your genetic data is ‘essentially impossible’

Kristen Houser | 
[Bloomberg journalist] Kristen V. Brown sent her spit to at least three different companies over the years. She went around ...
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Is gene therapy the answer to spinal cord injuries?

Dan Robitzski | 
Here’s the thing about the spinal cord: you’ve only got one. And right now, if you injure it, doctors can’t ...
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Viewpoint: Why turning down 23andMe’s genetic testing was right for separated immigrant families

Dan Robitzski | 
23andMe offered to genetically test undocumented migrants. Fortunately, some smart people said “no, thanks.” ... RAICES Texas, one of the ...
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Artificial intelligence that can predict the future—or at least a small piece of it

Dan Robitzki | 
There’s an artificial intelligence system that can peer into the future and anticipate what you’re about to do. … [F]ortune-telling ...
6-17-2018 doudna

CRISPR legal battle front: UC Berkeley wins pair of patents

Kristen Houser | 
There’s been a legal battle going on to determine which of the scientists whose research led to CRISPR’s discovery gets ...
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Major human CRISPR trial derailed by FDA—at least for now

Kristin Houser | 
You’ve heard it before: CRISPR has the potential to change our lives for the better. But first, we have to give it ...
Are you a human or a dog? Some consumer DNA tests don't seem to know the difference

Are you a human or a dog? Some consumer DNA tests don’t seem to know the difference

Claudia Geib | 
A Chicago-based NBC station sent one reporter’s DNA to a handful of home DNA tests to compare the results. And just for ...
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Gene editing and a new age of athletic cheating

Kristin Houser | 
Think cheaters never prosper? Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times. Manny Ramirez won two World Series championships ...
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‘One-time CRISPR vaccination’? Researchers target disorder linked to heart disease

Abby Norman | 
Some people have a naturally occurring mutation in a gene called ANGPTL3, which plays a role in the regulation of ...
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Regulatory, ethical issues muddy the waters around advanced reproductive technologies

Claudia Geib | 
In November 2017, a baby named Emma Gibson was born in the state of Tennessee. Her birth, to a 25-year-old ...
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Esophageal cancer treated with risky modified T-cell therapy in China

Kyree Leary | 
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in China. Like many other types, cancer of the esophagus ...
4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

Victor Tangermann | 
Myth 1: Organic Food Is Safer Because It Doesn’t Touch Pesticides “The levels we are exposed to are far, far ...
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5 ways CRISPR will revolutionize the future

Victor Tangermann | 
1. CRISPR Could Correct The Genetic Errors That Cause Disease. [...] In summer 2017, scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University used CRISPR ...