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Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence
Mark Harris,
Wired

You may know Anthony Levandowski from being at the center of Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber, but he’s also the “Dean” or leader of a new religion of artificial intelligence. Wired…

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From Gizmodo: Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster 

For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds evolved without the typical avian aptitude for flight. Then came Western settlers, and along with them ra…

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From Gizmodo: ‘Major Biomedical Triumph’ as Scientists Restore Seven-Year-Old Boy’s Skin

Junctional epidermolysis bullosa is the sort of rare disease you are probably lucky to have never heard of. An often lethal genetic condition, from infancy it plagues its victim with painful blisters all over the body that causes the skin to become ext…

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From Gizmodo: The FDA Just Made It a Lot Easier for DNA Health Tests to Hit the Market

In the past, the US Food and Drug Administration has closely scrutinized consumer DNA tests that claim to inform customers whether or not they’re are at risk for a certain health condition, and with good reason: An incorrect interpretation could lead…

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From Gizmodo: Startup Under Federal Scrutiny for Selling Genetic Tests Without Legal Certification

When a consumer genetic testing company planned to give away free DNA tests to Baltimore Ravens fans in September, the federal government intervened and prompted a last-minute cancellation. Now, a federal agency has found that the startup, Orig3n, does…

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From Gizmodo: Why Did Male Mammoths Get Stuck in Traps More Often Than Female Mammoths?

While conducting an analysis of woolly mammoth DNA, European researchers noticed something a little strange. A disproportionate number of male mammoths were found preserved in traps, such as holes and bogs. The explanation, say the researchers, can be …

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From ExtremeTechExtremeTech: 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation to Study Genetic Factors of Parkinson’s

The foundation has awarded 23andMe a $4 million grant to gather more data that will be shared with the medical community.
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From Geek.com: New Gene-Editing Tools Aim to Fight Disease

Scientists have developed genetic tools that help solve two of the problems hampering genome-editing superweapon CRISPR. These discoveries provide new hope for treating, or even curing, certain genetic diseases. The first is led […]
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From Engadget RSS Feed: New CRISPR tool alters RNA for wider gene editing applications

The CRISPR gene editing technique can be used for all sorts of amazing things by targeting your DNA. Scientists are using it in experimental therapies for ALS and Huntington’s disease, ways to let those with celiac disease process gluten proteins and…

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