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Mar 11, 2018

Gene Editing Just Got So Precise, Researchers Can Change Single Letters of DNA Code

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food, genetics

MhAX, or Microhomology-Assisted eXcision.


Gene editing has the power to completely reshape our world.

It promises everything from fixing the genetic faults that lead to disease, to destroying disease-causing microbes, to improving the nutrition of the foods we eat and even resurrecting extinct species like the wooly mammoth — all largely thanks to the genetic editing tool CRISPR, which has both popularized this work and made it possible.

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Mar 11, 2018

Placenta makes 100-years old the new 60 — Fox Business Mornings With Maria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Celularity, a leading U.S. biotechnology company, is seizing on an opportunity to use cells to target diseases. The CEO, Dr. Robert Hariri, says placenta can be used to augment longevity and immunity. https://www.celularity.com

Celularity’s Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP) is to harness the power of the living cell to augment biology, immunity and longevity.

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Mar 11, 2018

Doctors find virus in a pond, use it to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria in man’s heart

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Doctors from Yale University used bacteria-killing viruses collected from a Connecticut pond to successfully treat a man with a bacterial infection.

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Mar 11, 2018

Superconductors may shed light on the black hole information paradox

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Materials that conduct electricity without resistance might mimic black hole physics.

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Mar 11, 2018

This Cosmic Merger Is Giving Life To A New Generation Of Stars

Posted by in category: space

This enhanced Hubble Telescope image show two galaxies in the starting phases of merging into one. Here’s what this cosmic collision is doing to them.

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Mar 11, 2018

Nvidia Inception’s AI health care startups cover neural interfaces to better MRI

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, health, robotics/AI, transhumanism

More than 200 artificial intelligence startups applied for Nvidia’s Inception contest, which seeks to identify the best AI startups. The company created the program to find new uses for its graphics processing units (GPUs), but it’s also hoping these startups will change the world.

So far, the company has identified more than 2,800 AI startups over the years through Inception. I listened to pitches from 12 finalists in a Shark Tank styled judging event last week. Each is competing to be one of three finalists to share the $1 million prize pool.

“We’re trying to enable our ecosystem of deep learning neural networks,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, as he introduced a panel of four judges. The 12 semi-finalists gave their 8-minute pitches, six finalists were selected, and the final winners will be picked at the company’s GPU Technology Conference on March 27 in San Jose, California. They ranged from AI for bionic arms to faster, cheaper, and more accurate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

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Mar 11, 2018

Sir John Sulston obituary

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Pioneering biologist best known for his work on the human genome who was a fierce advocate of free access to scientific data.

Sun 11 Mar 2018 11.19 EDT Last modified on Sun 11 Mar 2018 13.22 EDT.

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Mar 11, 2018

At IBM, I Got A Glimpse Of What Our Quantum Future Will Look Like

Posted by in categories: futurism, quantum physics

Those that win in this new age will not be the ones who can do old things faster, but those who can imagine new possibilities.

By Greg Satell

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Mar 11, 2018

Bitnation — Android Apps on Google

Posted by in category: mobile phones

NEW RELEASE OF PANGEA (v.0.3.3) ON ANDROID_

“The latest release has been published. v.0.3.3 includes bug fixes and UI/UX upgrades since the last release, and the ability to create, join and leave nations. The chat feature is working so now you can also have “Nation Group Chats” to speak with other Citizens of your Nation(s).”


Gateway to your decentralized world & P2P services.

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Mar 11, 2018

YouPorn used AI to predict the porn searches of the future and, um, brace yourselves

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Online pornography is going to some new and very bizarre places, according to the neural network YouPorn used to predict future porn searches.

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