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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending January 16, 2016)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

  • January 15, 2016
  1. Illumina’s Bid to Beat Cancer with DNA Tests
    The DNA sequencing giant will launch a new company, Grail, to develop blood tests to detect cancer.
  2. Hope in a Glove for Parkinson’s Patients
    A wearable device promises to help steady hand tremors by using an old technology—gyroscopes.
  3. Parents Turn to Prozac to Treat Down Syndrome
    The disorder known as trisomy 21 is untreatable. Or is it? Some families think an antidepressant could help.
  4. Big Pharma Doubles Down on CRISPR for New Drugs
    A joint venture between Bayer and CRISPR Therapeutics is the latest effort to make CRISPR drugs that could target and modify cells inside the body.
  5. RIP David Bowie, Internet Pioneer
    Long before MySpace, the late rock star was focused on connecting with his fans online.
  6. In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet for the Blind
    By borrowing from microfluidics, a team of University of Michigan researchers are reinventing the Braille display to be cheaper and more useful.
  7. Advanced Nuclear Startup Terrestrial Energy Lands Initial Funding
    Canadian startup pursuing an advanced molten-salt nuclear reactor gets significant outside backing.
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