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December 15, 2016

IBM's Watson makes its first discovery in neuroscience

Mashable – IBM's Watson discovered five genes linked to ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease. The discovery is Watson's first in any type of neuroscience, and suggests that Watson could make discoveries in research of other neurological diseases. 

December 14, 2016

White House moves quickly to release opioid money

USA TODAY – With $500 million in hand to fight the opioid epidemic, White House officials are moving quickly to get that money flowing to the hardest-hit states—and pushing local officials to spend the new dollars on treatment above other addiction-related initiatives.