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Can this new blood test can predict your death 5-10 years before it happens?

Though predicting an exact day is far from likely, an experimental blood test may be able to tell an individual’s ...
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Here are 3 problems with DeepMind’s AI breakthrough, including poor accuracy at predicting acute kidney injuries

[Google-affiliated artificial intelligence] DeepMind claimed its biggest healthcare breakthrough to date: that artificial intelligence (A.I.) can predict acute kidney injury ...
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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

Today when you get sick, you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. ... But in the near ...
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Viewpoint: We need to consider the psychological, behavioral implications of Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface

Despite the technical promise of wireless read-write brain-machine interfaces, companies like Neuralink are in danger of getting so wrapped up ...
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Whole-genome sequencing now costs less than a smart phone. But how much do people want to know about their disease risks?

Veritas Genetics is making a big bet that people want to know what’s in their genome.  The Boston-based company, which ...
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Predicting IQ potential of human embryos may be possible with machine learning, genetic data

[T]he diseases that are most likely to shadow the average person’s life — cancer, heart disease, diabetes — are polygenic, ...
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Alzheimer’s trial seeks to harness the body’s immune system

Scientists in academic and corporate labs are already pursuing a host of new approaches that they hope will offer pathways ...
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Scavenger hunt for new antibiotics sends researchers to strange places

It’s said that for nearly 200 years, residents of a small rural area in Northern Ireland called Boho (pronounced “bo”), ...
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‘Gene doping’ could be the future of athletics. But is that a bad thing?

[A] technique could theoretically be used to add muscle bulk to athletes, a concept called gene doping. Doctors could, theoretically, inject cells ...
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Viewpoint: Male birth control pills won’t make much difference if men aren’t eager to use them

It’s not enough to simply invent male contraception and bring it to market; we have to be in a place ...
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Longevity science: Pioneer biotech startup wants to slow aging at ‘the cellular level’

What sets [Harvard geneticist David] Sinclair apart from many of his colleagues...is his willingness to test his work on himself ...
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Is the spirit of adventure encoded in our genes?

There’s one particular behavioral question that unites many animal species: “Should I explore the wider environment or exploit my current environment?” … ...
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Women’s fertility is a ‘black box’. This biotech company wants to help crack it open

Fertility is like most aspects of medicine — it’s rarely discussed until a problem arises. But as women wait longer to start ...
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Peril of genetic tests: Sometimes too much information can be ‘harmful’

Genetic testing can raise serious questions about our health. Is it helpful to find out that we are likely to ...