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Digital health technologies have great potential for power and improving the human condition, but recent experiences and data breaches indicate some ethical challenges. Earlier this year, The Warren Centre Executive Director, Ashley Brinson gave the opening presentation from the “Health data, genomics, and patient privacy” workshop...

DNA origami is a new field of research that explores the folding capabilities of DNA to create nanoscale tools. Why would this be useful? Dr. Shelley Wickham from the University of Sydney Nano Institute and the School of Chemistry was this week awarded a prestigious Westpac...

A suspect named as the “Golden State Killer” who was wanted for 12 murders and at least 50 sexual assaults in the 1970’s and 80’s was recently arrested when crime scene DNA was linked via genetics database GEDmatch. California’s Proposition 69, the “DNA Fingerprint, Unsolved Crime...

CRISPR Cas-9 changed the DNA manipulation game forever. Now, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a technology that can dramatically improve the technique. The approach uses artificial guide particles known as bridged nucleic acids (BNAs) instead of native guide RNAs (gRNAs) to...

DNA identification and manipulation continue to stir ethical debate as researchers discover indicators of intelligence potential and develop new GMOs. If the traditional IQ test accurately measures intelligence as a generalised number, a new DNA test may be able to identity the exact genetics that determine...

Three stories this week show startling advancements in science and health. First, scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have modified the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing system to add a molecular genome observation device that acts as a "mutation prevention system" to isolate and cut out DNA...

Recombinetics, a gene editing company, and its partners have created black-and-white Holstein dairy cattle with no horns and male pigs that cannot complete their sexual development, yielding younger and more delicious pork chops. Despite the ability to do so, further development is at a standstill. The...

A few stories this week reveal stellar developments in the health tech industry. Google’s DeepMind AI has been applied to analysing medical images, accurately detecting eye disease data sets of thousands of photographs, more quickly and more precisely than medical specialists. In similar fashion, this week...

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