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Stopping Breast Cancer with Help from AI

The Department of Defense is backing an effort to use machine learning to find clues about tumor biology.

Genomic medicine

Solving the Lack of Diversity in Genomic Research

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Pokemon Go Increased U.S. Activity Levels by 144 Billion Steps in Just 30 Days

The latest gaming craze increases activity levels for players, regardless of their age, sex, or weight.

Gene editing

Stop “Gene Spills” Before They Happen

Proposal would use gene-editing patents to force scientists to open their labs to scrutiny.

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