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‘Virtual dating’ and how the coronavirus is changing the romantic landscape

Tanya Basu | 
Welcome to dating and sex during the coronavirus pandemic. Dating apps have struggled; after all, the whole point of dating ...
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Coronavirus may survive longer than expected on uncleaned surfaces

Charlotte Jee | 
The news: There were still traces of coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship 17 days after it emptied of passengers, according to a ...
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No ‘temporary disruption’: Coronavirus threatens to change our lives forever

Gideon Lichfield | 
We all want things to go back to normal quickly. But what most of us have probably not yet realized—yet ...
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Here’s how long the coronavirus survives on common surfaces

Antonio Regalado | 
A big question in the outbreak of Covid-19, which has already infected more than 110,000, is how the germ that ...
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If we use it correctly, artificial intelligence could help us fight the next epidemic

Will Heaven | 
It was an AI that first saw it coming, or so the story goes. On December 30, an artificial-intelligence company ...
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Tracking the coronavirus—and failed containment efforts—by digging through its genome

Antonio Regalado | 
In the unprecedented outbreak of a new coronavirus sweeping the world, the germ’s genetic material may ultimately tell the story ...
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Why AI doctors could signal the arrival of superintelligent robots

Oren Etzioni | 
What would alert us that superintelligence is indeed around the corner? We might call such harbingers canaries in the coal ...
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Creating a synthetic version of the coronavirus fuels hopes of treatments — and conspiracy theories

Antonio Regalado | 
Synthetic versions of the deadly virus could help test treatments. But what are the risks when viruses can be synthetized ...
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Vision implant skips the eyes and goes directly to the brain of blind people

Russ Juskalian | 
[Bernardeta] Gómez was given a six-month window during which she could see a very low-resolution semblance of the world represented ...
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Can artificial intelligence diagnose diseases? Promising apps in development but kinks remain

Douglas Heaven | 
An algorithm that can spot cause and effect could supercharge medical AI. The technique, inspired by quantum cryptography, would allow ...
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Rethinking the brain’s reward system—and what creates human intelligence

Karen Hao | 
In a paper published in Nature ... DeepMind, Alphabet’s AI subsidiary, has once again used lessons from reinforcement learning to ...
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Modern love or eugenics? Genetics pioneer George Church’s dating app matches DNA to ‘wipe out’ inherited disease

Antonio Regalado | 
George Church made a passing comment about a genetic dating app his lab was developing that he said could wipe ...
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Excerpts from unpublished paper reveal ‘damning’ details suggesting controversial CRISPR babies’ experiment went awry

Antonio Regalado | 
Titled “Birth of Twins After Genome Editing for HIV Resistance,” and 4,699 words long, the still unpublished paper was authored ...
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‘It raises all kind of questions about eugenics’: Startup offering to screen embryos to help parents pick best babies

Antonio Regalado | 
Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called ...
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These gene-edited pigs could eliminate shortage of human organ transplants

Karen Weintraub | 
It’s what’s inside this animal that matters. Her body has been made a little less pig-like, with four genetic modifications ...
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Why the genetic database GEDmatch represents a ‘security risk’ for the US

Antonio Regalado | 
A private DNA ancestry database that’s been used by police to catch criminals is a security risk from which a ...
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The frightening thing about military AI: It may be too easily fooled, ‘turned against it owners’

Will Knight | 
Last March, Chinese researchers announced an ingenious and potentially devastating attack against one of America’s most prized technological assets—a Tesla ...
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‘A new kind of super-warrior’: US military pursuing mind controlled drones

Paul Tullis | 
Surgery is expensive, and surgery to create a new kind of super-warrior is ethically complicated. A mind-reading device that requires ...
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Battling insomnia with a host of high-tech hacks. Do they work?

Charlotte Jee | 
In the US alone, [there’s] 82 million people who struggle with sleep. Given those figures, it’s no wonder there are ...
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Paralyzed man walks, using exoskeleton suit controlled by brain implants

Charlotte Jee | 
The news: A paralyzed man has walked again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton suit. Within the safety of a lab setting, ...
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Will the future of CRISPR babies be decided by Russian president Vladimir Putin?

Antonio Regalado | 
The future of genetically modified babies may lie in the hands of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Bloomberg reported over the weekend ...
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Asia is pulling ahead in the AI race – but are ethics being prioritized?

Globally, future outlooks for artificial intelligence (AI) swing between two extremes—excited anticipation about the positive impact AI will have on ...
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Can we trust self-regulation? As artificial embryos creep closer to the real thing, when do we hit pause?

Antonio Regalado | 
[R]esearchers at the University of Michigan are reporting that they’ve learned to efficiently manufacture realistic models of human embryos from stem cells ...
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How CRISPR could help eradicate chronic pain

Antonio Regalado | 
The street performer was only 10 years old. He put knives through his arms and walked on hot embers. By ...
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Bacterial gene found in CRISPR-edited cow DNA raises new regulatory hurdles for animal gene editing

Antonio Regalado | 
They were the poster animals for the gene-editing revolution, appearing in story after story. By adding just a few letters ...
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An argument for why no one should live past 75

Ezekiel Emanuel, Stephen Hall | 
[Physician Ezekiel] Emanuel vowed to refuse not only heroic medical interventions once he turned 75, but also antibiotics and vaccinations ...
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Inside the transhumanist quest for ‘super-longevity’

Antonio Regalado | 
Transhumanism is a patchwork of beliefs about how technology will enhance the human condition, maybe radically so. There are Extropians ...
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If we classified aging as a disease, would it change the way we treat it?

David Adam | 
What would change if we classified aging itself as the disease?  David Sinclair, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, is ...