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There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works
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The dispute between researchers at UC Berkeley and the Broad Institute over the invention of the powerful gene-editing technique has been decided.
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New evidence in the battle to control a gene-editing technology that is worth billions.
Funding for British research and innovation is only one reason.
If academic discoveries turn out to be wrong, one drug company wants its money back.
The DNA sequencing giant will launch a new company, Grail, to develop blood tests to detect cancer.
The way scientific information diffuses through the knowledge economy is changing, and the first evidence from Wikipedia shows how.
For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.
Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author: In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an MIT spinoff that originally focused on the effects of nuclear weapons on aircraft structures.