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The Amazing Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Genomics and Gene Editing

It is predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) will transform many aspects of our life including healthcare and genomics. AI and machine learning have helped us to understand the genome of organisms and will potentially change the way we treat disea…

FDA Ban On E-Cigarette Flavors: A Showdown Between Protecting Kids And Reducing Harm

The FDA announced multiple new regulations to reduce youth use of e-cigarettes. But will it reduce teen vaping or make it harder for adults to quit smoking–or both?

Why You Should Care About Big Data This Flu Season

Could Twitter help predict how bad flu season will be? What can walk-in clinics tell us about where the worst of the virus will peak? Let’s take a look at how big data could transform patient diagnosis, vaccine development and epidemic prevention throu…

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Clear the Smoke

We’re making great progress. More new therapies have been approved for lung cancer in the last three years than in the previous fifty years. Even so, lung cancer still accounts for almost 30 percent of all cancers combined.

California Clears CVS-Aetna Deal After Concession To ‘Not Increase Premiums’

A California regulator Thursday cleared CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, securing a commitment to “not increase premiums as a result of the acquisition.”

The Strange Psychology Of Why We Love The Taste Of Coffee

People who are more sensitive to the bitterness of coffee drink more of it, not less. There’s a good psychological explanation as to why.

Free Glucose Monitors For Type 1 Diabetics

Coinciding with World Diabetes Day, the National Health Service (NHS) in England is providing funding for Flash Glucose Monitors (FGM) for Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients. The move is set to change the lives of tens of thousands of people in the country.

Medicare Part D Changes: Empowering The Plan, Not Necessarily The Beneficiary

A slew of measures have been put forward that empower Medicare Part D plans, whether stand-alone or Medicare Advantage. They don’t, however, necessarily empower the Medicare beneficiary.

These 30 Under 30 Founders Want Your Genome

A startup cofounded by Harvard genomics pioneer George Church and two Forbes 30 Under 30 members is now seeking people who want to have their genome sequenced.

Poor Worker Health Costs U.S. Employers Half Trillion Dollars A Year

Poor worker health costs U.S. employers $530 billion a year, the Integrated Benefits Institute reports.

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