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An End to Aging: Can Science Allow Humans to To Become Immortal?

March 19th, 2017 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

AGING — A LAW OR A SUGGESTION? The inevitability of aging may be no more than yet another biological theory that scientific advances will retire in the near future. Some scientists today say that longevity is a societal concept that we may no longer need to uphold as a static law of nature, but instead, as […]



AI will generate new cancer drugs

January 4th, 2017 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

Scientists at the Pharmaceutical Artificial Intelligence (pharma.AI) group of Insilico Medicine, Inc, today announced the publication of a seminal paper demonstrating the application of generative adversarial autoencoders (AAEs) to generating new molecular fingerprints on demand.



Using Gene Editing to Transform Cancer

November 27th, 2016 at 5:33 am » Comments Off

  You may have heard of the gene-editing technique CRISPR-cas9, often simply called CRISPR. Introduced in 2012, CRISPR works like a pair of scissors to cut DNA, inserting or reordering bits of genetic code with remarkable, science-fiction-like results: CRISPR can help create mosquitoes that don’t transmit malaria, or be used to breed unusually muscular beagles, […]



Bill Gates Doubles His Bet That Mosquitoes Will Be Wiped Out with Gene Editing

September 18th, 2016 at 6:24 am » Comments Off

But the technology for extinguishing species is dividing conservationists. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to double the sum it is spending to create a mosquito-killing technology that relies on CRISPR gene editing.



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