Scientists sequence 64 human genomes to better reflect genetic diversity

The Human Genome Project shed light on our species in 2001, but it was a patchwork of different humans' genes that didn't really reflect humanity's genetic makeup….

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Origami-like patch could help robot surgeons repair internal injuries

Robot surgeons could one day have an easy way to mend internal injuries with minimal impact. MIT researchers have developed an “origami-inspired,” biodegradable medical patch that can…

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US invests $232 million in at-home, phone-based COVID-19 tests

The US government is investing $231.8 million to increase production of an at-home COVID-19 test. Australian manufacturer Ellume will deliver 8.5 million tests for federal use as…

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Apple warns against putting an iPhone 12 too close to your pacemaker

You probably don’t need someone to tell you that magnets and life-saving medical devices don’t mix, but Apple wants to make that patently clear. MacRumors has learned…

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Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad…

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Biden elevates science advisor to cabinet role for the first time

Science is poised to get a much more prominent role in President-elect Biden’s administration. Nature and Reuters report that Biden has named breakthrough geneticist Eric Lander (seen…

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Microsoft and Oracle are working on digital COVID-19 vaccine cards

Starting later this month, the US will require international air passengers to show evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof that they have recently recovered…

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Some Florida counties are using Eventbrite to schedule COVID-19 vaccines

States are taking charge of COVID-19 vaccine distribution rather than the federal government, but some don’t have a statewide plan and are leaving it up to counties….

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Hackers are trying to disrupt the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen hackers target efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but it now seems they’re shifting their attention to the…

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Modified ‘stealth’ virus could fight advanced cancers

Scientists have long explored using viruses to fight cancer, but that doesn’t work well for metastatic cancers (that is, those that have spread beyond the primary site)…

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