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Concerned about ‘fake news’? It could get a lot worse with AI

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Fake news has certainly become a widespread and insidious problem, and in a year when we’re dealing with both a ...
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Unlocking the ‘deepest secrets of our brains as we grow and age’

Shelly Fan | 
Just as our human relationships and connections can nudge, push, or dramatically shift societal values and consequences, the connections between ...

Bioprinting human ears inside living mice—all without a single surgical cut

Shelly Fan | 
Tissue engineering just got wilder and weirder. Using nothing but light and bioink, scientists were able to directly print a ...
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Platinum mesh device moves us closer to wearable or implantable artificial kidney

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Kidneys clean our blood using nephrons, which are essentially filters that let fluid and waste products through while blocking blood ...
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Monkey mind control? Ultrasound pulses influence decision making

Shelly Fan | 
A team of scientists was pulsing imperceptible ultrasound waves through his skull into frontal parts of his brain, and tacitly ...
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Ultimate fitness hack: Imagine being able to build muscles with a gene therapy

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Trying to hack fitness is a multi-million-dollar industry; we’ve all seen at least one ad featuring a purported miracle product ...
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‘AI in archeology’ pinpointing new excavation sites at an ‘unimaginable’ pace

Peter Rejcek | 
Archaeologists have uncovered scores of long-abandoned settlements along coastal Madagascar that reveal environmental connections to modern-day communities. They have detected ...
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A different approach to finding alien life: What if ET breathes hydrogen instead of oxygen?

David Rothery | 
The first time we find evidence of life on a planet orbiting another star (an exoplanet), it is probably going ...
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Smartphone DNA testing app offers ‘ultra-portable’ health and environmental monitoring tool

Edd Gent | 
On-the-spot DNA tests could prove invaluable to doctors, farmers, and officials responsible for food safety or environmental monitoring. Now Chinese ...

‘Digital’ contact tracing: How would the US react to coronavirus containment effort that tracks our cell phones?

Shelly Fan | 
There’s a reason contact tracing has survived the test of time: it works. Thanks to epic efforts at hunting down ...
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Synthetic biology amps up ‘decades-old’ vaccine technology

Shelly Fan | 
According to STAT, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Health (NIH) are betting on synthetic biology to ...
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Coronavirus might push us towards a more automated society

Vanessa Ramirez | 
There’s plenty of hope and opportunity to be found in this crisis. Peter Xing, a keynote speaker and writer on ...
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Explaining consciousness: These 2 brain networks show how we turn experiences into memories

Vanessa Ramirez | 
One of the most recent studies showed a clear relationship between two brain networks critical to consciousness. In a paper ...
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Custom 3D printed bone implants could revolutionize reconstructive surgery

Marc Prosser | 
Become partially android for a couple of years while your body heals itself. It may sound far-fetched, but for patients ...
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Plummeting prices for genetic sequencing open ‘Pandora’s box of ethical concerns’

Edd Gent | 
The speed at which the price of genetic sequencing has fallen has been astonishing, from $50,000 a decade ago to roughly $600 today ...
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Common form of inherited blindness shows ‘massive improvements’ with experimental gene therapy

Shelly Fan | 
This month, K.L. became one of the first patients to receive a new experimental gene therapy for children with a ...
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We’re better at fighting epidemics because of advances in genetic sequencing, synthetic biology and a willingness to collaborate

Shelly Fan | 
It’s impossible not to draw parallels between SARS and the new coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, that’s been ravaging China and spreading ...

Targeting super bacteria with artificial intelligence yields ‘powerful’ discovery

Jason Dorrier | 
We’re now facing the emergence of strains of super bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics and an aging arsenal ...
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Smartphone as a ‘mood predictor’? This study wants to know if phone-captured data can predict depression

Shelly Fan | 
With digital health, anyone with a wrist wearable or smartphone could potentially contribute in the largest studies ever attempted by ...
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‘Serious trouble’ for the natural world. Can synthetic biology protect it by redesigning insects and saving threatened species?

Peter Rejcek | 
A paper in the journal PLOS Pathogens described how they synthetically engineered mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever, a viral tropical disease ...
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‘It takes a world’: Initiative urges global collaboration to help us understand the human brain

Shelly Fan | 
First envisioned in 2016 through a series of discussions on the “grand challenges” in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, the International ...
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‘Mini-computers’ found in our neurons could be key to developing more powerful AI networks

Shelly Fan | 
With just their input cables, human neurons can perform difficult logic calculations previously only seen in entire neural networks. To ...

Forecasting: 2020 could bring major advances in gene therapies and pig-to-human organ transplants

Shelly Fan | 
Here are two stories in biotech we’re keeping our eyes on. Although successes likely won’t come to fruition this year ...
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Neuroscience had a ‘transformative’ decade, giving us brain-computer interfaces, new research tools

Shelly Fan | 
I rarely use the words transformative or breakthrough for neuroscience findings. The brain is complex, noisy, chaotic, and often unpredictable ...

Why it’s so difficult for human embryos to survive CRISPR gene editing

Shelly Fan | 
CRISPR may one day wipe out devastating genetic diseases throughout entire family lines, or even the human race. But to ...
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Does AI represent our best bet for extending human lives?

Peter Rejeck | 
Co-founder and CEO [of Insilico Medicine] Alex Zhavoronkov said he believes there is no greater goal in healthcare today—or, really, ...
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Computer simulation suggests we aren’t even close to designing better babies

Shelly Fan | 
It’s difficult to talk about genetic selection without the umbrella of morality or ethics. Yet like all scientific advancements, it ...
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Virtual reality gets more realistic: Vibrating synthetic skin simulates touch

Edd Gent | 
While they’re still struggling to gain commercial traction, the latest VR headsets are able to transport people to impressive virtual ...