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December 15, 2017

AI advances at detecting cancer — but it can't see you now

Axios – Medicine is poised to be one place where AI makes a mark. In a study published this week, researchers report that a machine algorithm was as good — or better — than pathologists at detecting the spread of a type of breast cancer.

December 11, 2017

'Epigenetic CRISPR' edits DNA without cutting it

FierceBiotech – A research team has created a form of CRISPR/Cas9 that can activate targeted genes without making breaks in the DNA. Eliminating the need to physically cut the DNA can cut down on the harmful side effects that might come with CRISPR. 

December 6, 2017

Why DARPA Is Investing Big in Gene Drives

Gizmodo – A powerful and controversial new genetic engineering technology offers the potential to drastically reshape our world by overriding natural selection. And the US military’s research arm is among one of the technology’s biggest research funders.

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