big data

All your digital photos could be stored as DNA

All your digital photos could be stored as DNA

Biological engineers have demonstrated a way to easily retrieve data files stored as DNA. This could be a step toward using DNA archives to store enormous quantities of photos, images, and other digital content.

Digital twins: The simulated patient

Digital twins: The simulated patient

Digital twins enable customized medical therapies. Researchers have modeled several hundred avatars based on real people and treated them experimentally.

How blockchain can help the homeless

How blockchain can help the homeless

Researchers say new technology solutions such as blockchain can be used to keep important health care information of homeless people secure and portable.

AI could crack the language of cancer

AI could crack the language of cancer

Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can ‘predict’ the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Precision health in the palm of your hand

Precision health in the palm of your hand

Recent breakthrough developments in technologies for real-time genome sequencing, analysis, and diagnosis are poised to deliver a new standard of personalized care.

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

More researchers and companies are moving into the brain-computer interfaces, yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.

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