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Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

The Co-Evolution of Humans, Machines and Healthcare

We’re prepared to use technology in ways we can't conceptualize, or believe in our wildest dreams, we could use. Medical technology isn’t exempt.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Why Studying Poop Promotes Public Health

Analyzing DNA in a community’s sewage could deliver important insights into the rise of antibiotic-resistance and drug-resistance by disease-causing germs.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Should Your Genetic Data be Used Against You?

Federal protections against genetic discrimination left major loopholes. Florida is advancing a bill to offer stronger protections, so citizens can't have their genetic data used against them.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Beyond the Genome: What’s Next in Clinical Testing

Genomic analysis may still be thought cutting-edge by most people and doctors. But scientists have moved beyond querying DNA to understand a range of new health data about us.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Rapid DNA Testing Will Improve Victim Identification

Innovative DNA technology is changing how federal agencies identify victims of mass casualty events and fight human trafficking. Already, the technology has been used in the recent California wildfires.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

For a Clear Read on Our Health, Look to Proteomics

Genomics is often touted for its potential to improve healthcare, but there’s another emerging field that’s more likely to have a positive impact on patients’ lives: proteomics. Here are some key things to know.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

A New Climate Change Threat: Fungal Killers

There are more than 6 million species of fungi, but just a handful are known to be pathogenic to humans. Nevertheless, one expert says fungi may be world's biggest health threat.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Innovation Science

As Gene Editing Advances, Scientists Race to Set Boundaries

Around the world, leading scientific organizations are moving quickly to implement new guidelines to govern the use of gene editing.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Science

Why We Need to Learn the Language of DNA

Even super smart people don’t really understand genetics. To solve the problem, experts must do one key thing: translate technical concepts into simple terms.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Under the Weather? Time to Check Your Microbes.

There's a new wave of research about microbiomes--trillions of microbes that cover our bodies. The research could lead to products that improve our health.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Policy Science

Can a Company Claim Your Genes?

Congress is weighing a bipartisan proposal to allow patents for naturally occurring things like genes and organisms.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Inclusion Leadership

Noticing More Women in STEM? Here’s One Reason Why.

This strategy is boosting representation of women in science, tech, engineering and math—and could inspire young girls to enter the field.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Why Do Kids Get Cancer? Promising Research is Underway.

Understanding how an old person’s disease develops in kids could offer clues about how to predict, or maybe even prevent, pediatric cancers.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Partner Insights

Why a Memory Chipmaker Cares About Health AI

New techniques for information storage and retrieval will be essential for enabling the next wave of healthcare innovation.   More

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Why Measuring “Frailty” May Enable Cancer Progress

An unlikely partnership could make more cancer patients eligible for clinical trials—and improve lives. The key is more accurately assessing patient frailty. Meredith Salisbury explains.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Science

Experts Note ‘Tremendous Progress’ on Cancer

Significant progress has been made in the fight against cancer in recent years, but funding, clinical trial access, and navigating increasingly complex data sets are among the latest challenges. "Now is an exceptional time in cancer research,” says the director of the National Cancer Institute, “the tremendous progress we have made … is amazing.”   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Science

Why Thursday Is Rare Disease Day

With the exception of primetime medical dramas, you don’t hear much about rare diseases. But just because they’re “rare” — in the U.S., that’s a guideline used for diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans — doesn’t mean they’re scarce. Rare Disease Day, held this year on February 28th, raises awareness for rare diseases and reminds us that these conditions have an outsize impact.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Opinion

Skeptics Unfairly Target UK Gene Sequencing Initiative

A new UK initiative has stirred debate about DNA analysis for healthy people. The program allows patients to pay to get their genome sequenced and analyzed if they agree to let the data be used in research. Author Salisbury says the UK controversy largely misses the point.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Techonomy Events

We’re Close to Replacing the MRI with a Hat

How about replacing big, expensive MRI and other imaging equipment with a hat or a scarf? Mary Lou Jepsen showed the audience at Techonomy 2018 just how close it is to reality.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Genomic Study Offers Hope for Millions with Rare Diseases

A new study makes the case that genomic medicine can be cost effective in diagnosing rare diseases, offering a potential alternative path for millions of patients worldwide.   More