Deep learning could discover new plant species hidden in centuries of herbarium data

Machine learning techniques excel at doing a good-enough job quickly in situations where there’s lots of data to grind through. It turns out that’s a...

CRISPR’d pigs offer hope for the human organ transplant shortage

Pig organs are the same size as human organs and function pretty much the same way, but pig to human transplantation has long been an...

Color Genomics goes beyond cancer with a test for heart health

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death in the United States. So far, Color Genomics has been focused on testing for...

Malicous code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have...

7 ways CRISPR is about to change our world

Would you eliminate cancer if you had the power to do it? How about ridding the world of HIV or wiping out Zika-carrying mosquitos? CRISPR, a new gene editing technique...

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more...

CRISPR’d human embryos doesn’t mean designer babies are around the corner

Earlier this week scientists stunned us with the announcement they’d genetically altered the first human embryos in the U.S. using CRISPR technology — but don’t...

The CRISPR patent battle is back on as UC Berkeley files an appeal

The University of California Berkeley has filed an appeal in a heated CRISPR patent interference case that ruled in the Broad Institute of MIT and...

EverlyWell rolls out three new DNA-based products for food sensitivity, metabolism and breast milk

There’s a lot going on in commercial DNA testing these days beyond what eye color you have or where your mitochondria comes from, and at-home...

Google’s life sciences unit is releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno

Verily, the life science’s arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitos upon Fresno, California...

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China’s three largest bitcoin exchanges will all stop offering local trading

Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday, China’s longest running bitcoin exchange, BTC China, announced it will suspend its...