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Google’s AI Guru Says That Great Artificial Intelligence Must Build on Neuroscience - MIT Technology Review

Demis Hassabis knows a thing or two about artificial intelligence: he founded the London-based AI startup DeepMind, which was purchased by Google for …

The Weird World of Viral ‘Free Watch’ Scams on Instagram

If you use Instagram like any semblance of a normal person, you probably get ads for fashion. Maybe they’re brands you know, or maybe it’s some name …

11 Amazing Feats the Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Just Made Possible

The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout. This year has, in fact, seen so many CRISPR-related breakthroughs that it’s worthwhile to take a step back and take in all of the many accomplishments.<p>1. This week, …

Genetics

This New Device Turns Your Smartphone into a Medical Lab

The advent of the smartphone was a key development in the technological evolution of our species. What used to be relegated to entire rooms and even buildings can now fit snugly in our pockets, giving each person the potential to access massive amounts of information from the palm of their …

Swiss Army Knives

Scientists Find New Way to 'Print' Living Tissue

Cell by cell<p>3D-printing technology has made significant strides over the past several years. What started as a tool for producing small objects can now be used to craft food, build houses, and even construct “space fabric.”<p>One of the tech’s most impressive applications, however, is the creation of …

Tiny 'Organoids' Promise Big Boost to Medical Care

Tiny versions of human organs smaller than a pea are making a big splash around the world — and for a good reason. Though the clusters of cells of brain, kidney, or liver aren’t much to look at, experts say these so-called “organoids” and “organs-on-a-chip” are poised to remake the way new drugs …

Harvard

Authors retract controversial NgAgo gene-editing study

Researchers pull study after several failed attempts by others to replicate findings describing a proposed alternative to CRISPR.<p>The Chinese authors …

Ancient genomes show how maize adapted to life at high altitudes

Changes to flowering times helped the staple crop spread into new areas thousands of years ago.<p>Genome sequences from nearly 2,000-year-old cobs of …

‘Autistic’ mice make littermates less social

Mice genetically engineered to show autism-like symptoms can affect behaviour of unmodified animals when the two are kept together.<p>Mice that have …

Insomnia linked to premature birth in study of 3 million mothers

Women with sleep disorders were about twice as likely to deliver babies more than six weeks early.<p>Despite strides in maternal medicine, premature …

Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science

Deep-learning methods successfully classify thousands of herbarium samples.<p>Computer algorithms trained on the images of thousands of preserved plants …

US biomedical-research facilities unprepared for attacks and natural disasters

Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals.<p>When Hurricane Sandy hit New York …

China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions

Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases.<p>Getting time with …

How to map the circuits that define us

Neuroscientists want to understand how tangles of neurons produce complex behaviours, but even the simplest networks defy understanding.<p>Marta Zlatic …

China launches brain-imaging factory

Hub aims to make industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping a standard tool for neuroscience<p>Neuroscientists who painstakingly map the twists and …